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Name ____________________________________ Date ____________ Period __________

Antigone Comprehension Check - Who Said It? To Who?

1. “I wouldn’t want the help you could give. It’s too late. You must be as you
believe. I will bury him myself.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

2. “I won’t dishonor anything; but I cannot help, not when the whole country refuses
to help.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

3. “What you think later makes you wrong before. I could have sworn I’d never
come here again. The way you threatened me shook me like a storm.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

4. “I’m no man – she’s a man, she’s the king – if she gets away with this.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

5. “You have caught me. What more do you want? Isn’t killing me enough?”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

6. “Now that you’re in trouble I’m not afraid to weather suffering with you. I have
made myself ready.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

7. “No country belongs to one man.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

8. “While I am with her, she will not die. And you, you will never see me again.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______


9. “No wedding song has been sung for this bride. I have lost that birthright.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

10. “Take her away. Hurry! Shut the tomb where it arches over, the way I told you;
leave her there, alone. Either she’ll die, or, if she likes her new house, she can
live in it, buried. Our hand are clean.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

11. “And I never loved, I never nursed a child; and with those I love gone, I go alone
and desolate.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

12. “The state is sick. You and your principles are to blame... Stubbornnes is
stupidity. It is criminal. No. Give yourself leeway. Yield. “

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

13. “You and your kind, for a long time now, have been selling me out and trying to
deliver me. Make money!”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

14. “You, hurry, bring axes! I’ll lead the way. I’ve changed my mind. I did it and I’ll
undo it.”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______

15. “Wait. Look: Eurydice, Kreon’s wife, leaving the palace. Perhaps she has heard
about her boy…”

Speaker ________________________ To ________________________ page ______


Answers:

1. Antigone to Ismene pg. 23


2. Ismene to Antigone pg. 24
3. Sentry to Kreon pg. 36
4. Kreon to Koryphaios pg. 40
5. Antigone to Kreon pg. 40
6. Ismene to Antigone pg. 42
7. Haimon to Kreon pg. 50
8. Haimon to Kreon pg. 52
9. Antigone to herself pg. 53
10. Kreon to guards pg. 55
11. Antigone to herself pg. 56
12. Tieresias to Kreon pg. 60
13. Kreon to Tieresias pg. 61
14. Kreon to Attendants pg. 64
15. Koryphaios to Messenger pg. 66