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Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, and literary devices that help to develop and inform the text's major themes.

Why might suicide be considered a motif in Antigone?

A

It wouldn't, since none of the suicides are witnessed by the audience.

B

Every character who dies in the play does so by his or her own hand.

C

Suicide is a common threat used in the play. Haemon, the Sentry, Eurydice, and Ismene all threaten to commit suicide if Creon won't change his mind.

D

It wouldn't since there are not enough suicides in the play to be considered a recurring pattern.

E

All three suicides in the play reflect the same pattern: Haemon, Eurydice, and Antigone all curse Creon before hanging themselves.

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