To our next class, bring  a printed copy of the elders’ speech found on lines 364-413 in Antigone.  Type this speech out yourself, rather than importing it from a digital source.  Why?  Because working your way through a speech line by line, actually forming the words yourself, gives you time to hear, see and consider the thoughts emerging from these words.  This process gives you a chance to be the author and the character(s).

As you type this speech, think about how any of the elders’ statements alters or confirms your current answer to the question we have been considering: Does the play ultimately favor the ideas represented by Kreon, or those represented by Antigone?

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