Antigone - Frayer Model of Free Will

Updated: 3/29/2019
Antigone - Frayer Model of Free Will
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Antigone Lesson Plans

Antigone by Sophocles

Lesson Plans by Rebecca Ray

Antigone is the last play in a famous Greek trilogy, written by Sophocles. The Oedipus trilogy told the story of Oedipus, a tragic Greek hero, who defeated the sphinx and saved Thebes, but unknowingly killed his father and married his mother. While it was not written last, the Antigone play is the final chapter chronologically in a story filled with human suffering at the hands of fate.


Antigone

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Activities for Antigone by Sophocles - Frayer Model of Free Will

Storyboard Text

  • DEFINITIONS
  • Anyone who disobeys my decree as king, shall be punished.
  • CHARACTERISTICS
  • If I disobey my uncle, it may cost me my life, but if I don't, my brother's soul will never have peace​.
  • Free will is the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one's own discretion and make choices.
  • EXAMPLES
  • FREE WILL
  • • Self-determination • Freedom of choice • Autonomy • Liberty • Independence
  • NON-EXAMPLES
  • My sister should not overstep her bounds. She must do as Creon says because he is King; he must know best.
  • The primary example of FREE WILL in the play is Antigone's decision to bury her brother against the King's orders.
  • • Authority • Duty • Obligation • Guilt • Incapability