This Unit Activity will help you meet these educational goals: 21st Century Skills-?You will use critical-thinking skills and effectively communicate your ideas. Introduction In this activity, you will read, analyze, and critique the Greek drama Antigen by Sophocles. You will also compare and contrast Antigen with Kielbasa’s Consultant. Directions and Analysis Task 1: Read and Analyze the Greek Drama Antigen Drama is one of the major genres of ancient Greek literature.
Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were three of the earliest Greek playwrights who rote tragedies. Sophocles was born in Colon’s, a village near Athens, in 495 b. C. He was a renowned dramatist and won many play-writing competitions in Athens, often defeating his contemporaries Aeschylus and Euripides. Your first task is to read Antigen, one of Sophocles most famous surviving tragedies. After you have read Antigen, answer these questions. A. What themes of Greek drama are noticeable in Antigen?
Type your response here: Death by suicide, the role of authoritarian rule, and the perseverance through difficult times. B. What does Antigen’s choice reveal about her character? Antigen’s choices illustrate her strength, determination, and sense of honor. C. How is this drama still relevant to us? D. Describe some instances in which individuals in recent history’ have been forced, like Antigen, to choose between human rights and the law. Task 2: Critique Antigen and Write a Report Begin this task by reading more about life in ancient Athens and Greek theater.
Now, exercise your literary-historical imagination by going back in time to envision what you have read and analyzed. Imagine that Antigen is being performed in Athens in the fourth or fifth century b. C. , and that you eve gone to the theater to watch it. (It will be conveniently and magically be performed in English for your comprehension. ) You will critique the play by writing a report on it in the form of a theater review. Your report should provide this information: Where was the play staged? Where did you sit? What did you see on the stage?
What kinds of props were used? When was the play performed? Was it during the day or at night? Was the performance Of the actors convincing? What did you see in the audience? Was the audience attentive? How did the audience react to these important scenes of the play: The first meeting teen Antigen and Kinsmen, when Antigen announces that she is going against Screen’s order Antigen’s appearance in the court Antigen’s sentencing The meeting between Croon and his son Hammond Hansom’s and Eurydice suicides What issues were addressed in the play?
Task 3: Compare Antigen with Consultant Now read the drama Consultant by Salinas. The drama comprises seven acts. You do not have to read the entire drama, but be sure to sample significant sections of it. Compare and contrast Consultant and Antigen with respect to theme, characters, plot, setting, and emotions. Antigen Consultant theme harassers plot setting emotions Evaluation Your teacher will use these rubrics to evaluate the completeness of your work as well as the clarity of thinking you exhibit.
Criteria Distinguished (4 points) Identifies all prominent themes in the drama Analyzes Antigen’s character in detail by including all traits of her character consistent with her actions and decisions Includes at least three issues in the play that are common to all times and cultures Includes at least three modern instances of conflict between law and human rights Proficient (3 points) Identifies most of the prominent themes in the drama
Analyzes Antigen’s character by including most traits of her character consistent with her actions and decisions Includes at least two issues in the play that are common to all times and cultures Includes at least two modern instances of conflict between law and human rights Developing (2 points) Identifies some prominent themes in the drama.