The Laws in Thebes

Sympathies of Sophocles

Work Time

Complete a Quick Write.

  • Where do the sympathies of Sophocles lie, and how do you know?

Open Notebook

Share your response with your partner.

Then share your response with your classmates and join in a larger discussion:

  • What do you think was Sophocles’s purpose in writing the play?
  • Who was his audience?
  • How could the position he took be dangerous?