Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Antigone: Dialogue, Character, and Death
Dialogue helps reveal character. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden's tone and his interior monologue help create a portrait of his lifestyle, his background, his wants, his fears, and his goals.
In dramatic works, dialogue is often the readers' only clue into understanding the character.
For your blog entry this week, I would like you to choose a line from the text that reveals something about the character of Antigone, Ismene or Creon (Only choose one).
What does that line show the reader? What insight do you get into the character?
Write down the line and write a few sentences about your understanding of the character.
Also, read Death Knocks by Woody Allen. This is a funny piece. Comment on what the dialogue reveals about the characters of Nat and Death. Also, to keep the conversation flowing, what themes or ideas do you see expressed in the work? Also, if you were to draw a character sketch of Death, what would he or she be like?
To help you understand Death Knocks, you may wish to familarize yourself with Gin Rummy.
The entry is due Friday October 26th.