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Fiction | Play | Adult | BCE

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Discussion/Analysis Prompt

Do you believe that Antigone made the right decision to follow the Law of God instead of the Law of Man? Why or why not?

Teaching Suggestion: This question invites students to review a central theme of the text. It also provides an indirect connection to their Personal Connection Prompt in the “Before Reading” section. Depending on the level of the class, students may approach this question either as a group discussion or individually.

Differentiation Suggestion: For more advanced students, this question can be rephrased as an inquiry on free will and destiny/fate. You could ask students to consider if Antigone’s actions were a result of fate or her own free will. If applicable, expand the conversation to include other characters within the play.