As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This character map allows students to recall relevant information about important Antigone characters. When reading a play, small attributes and details frequently become important as the plot progresses. With character mapping, students will record this information, helping them follow along and catch the subtleties which make reading more enjoyable!
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|Antigone||Daughter of Oedipus, sister to Polynices and Eteocles, betrothed to Haemon, niece of Creon. She is the main protagonist, and seeks to do what is morally right by obeying the law.|
|Eteocles||Eldest son of Oedipus. After Oedipus leaves Thebes, he instructs his two sons to take turns ruling. However, Eteocles refuses to give up his seat to Polynices, and the two go to war, both dying. Creon sides with Eteocles and gives him a proper burial.|
|Polynices||The younger son of Oedipus, he is left unburied by Creon. Antigone risks her life to give him a proper burial.|
|Ismene||Oedipus' other daughter. When Antigone tells Ismene the plan to defy Creon, she tries to convince Antigone not to go against their uncle. When Antigone is sentenced, Ismene tries to claim she helped, though she did not.|
|Creon||Brother-in-law of Oedipus who becomes king after Oediups' sons kill each other.|
|Haemon||Creon's son and Antigone's fiance. He attempts to kill his father when he finds Antigone dead, but kills himself instead.|
|Eurydice||Creon's wife, Haemon's mother. She kills herself out of grief.|
|Oedipus||The former King of Thebes who left the kingdom after he found out that he killed his father and married his mother.|
|Tiresias||A wise blind prophet.|
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Character MapCommon Core Standards
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Create a character map for the major characters.
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| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
Character Picture & Scene
The characters and scenes are both appropriate for the book's characters.
Many of the characters and scenes match the book's characters.
More than half of the characters and scenes do not match the characters in the book.
Accuracy of Notes
Most of the information of the notes is correct.
Many of the notes have correct information, but some are incorrect or missing.
Less than half of the information of the notes is correct and relevant.
Work is complete, thorough, and neat.
Most of the sections of the character map were at least attempted and work is presentable.
Character map is unfinished and/or disorganized.
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