Antigone Mock Trial

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Antigone Mock Trial Antigone: Charged with treason against The State and contempt What if Antigone had been given a fair trial with a jury of her peers? Would they have condemned her still? You get to be the prosecution & defense in determining a fair fate for Antigone. You must ask yourselves, did Antigone act with treasonous intent against The State or were her actions otherwise motivated? Even further, was this an act of the gods and beyond her control? During this trial, you must base all your information strictly on the text. Of course, some improvising will be necessary to create round characters for the trial, but your interpretations should still coincide with the text. Points will be deducted for acting out of …show more content…

Be sure to include a title/headline, facts, explanation, characters, and relevant pictures. During the trial, you will decide a final verdict of Guilty or Not Guilty, and each submit a verdict sheet explaining your reasoning. Jurors:__________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________. All roles will have written portions that will be turned in for a grade at the completion of the trial on _________________________. THE TRIAL OF SOPHOCLES' ANTIGONE For the trial of Antigone, the prosecution had the City of Thebes charge Antigone with treason and contempt. Since finding Theban statutes would take more time and effort than needed, we will use the United States Code. The statute for treason stipulates: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $ 10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. Federal case law holds that there are two elements to the crime of treason: adherence to the enemy and intent to betray. Absent one there is no treason. To sustain the charge of treason the government must prove the following

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