The Trial for Creon The Assignment • On Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, we are going to hold a mock trial for Creon to decide whether or not he is responsible for Antigone’s death. • Each student is responsible for playing a role in the preparation and the trial itself. The Trial • The class will be broken up into a defense (Creon’s side) and a plaintiff (The People of Thebes). • When the two sides have finished presenting their evidence and witness testimonies, the judge (a.k.a. Mrs. Smith) will decide which side presented their evidence most effectively, and that side will win the case. Your Grade • YOUR GRADE WILL REFLECT: – – – – Written Paragraph 30% Adequate Participation 25% Behavior During Trial 25% Fitting the Role Assigned 20% The Written Assignment • Regardless of your role in the trial, you are going to turn in one written paragraph that is at least 50 words in length. • You will have time after the trial on Friday to write this paragraph, but if you can prepare in any way, I would recommend you do so. The Written Assignment • This paragraph should describe in detail your role in the trial. – If you are a witness, explain why you were called to testify and what impact you believe you had on the outcome of the trial. – If you create questions, you will explain why it was important that those particular questions were asked and what impact you believe your questions had on the outcome of the trial. The Written Assignment • The point of this assignment is to prove to me that you not only can analyze the story, but that you understand what role you played in making the story come to life. • If you do not turn this in, you will earn a zero for the trial. Preparation • Each person will have a role in preparation and on the day of the trial. • The next two days in class will be spent preparing for the trial. • Although only the four lawyers will be asking questions, each person is responsible for either creating or answering questions. Extra Credit! • In order to fully make our day at court come alive, any one who is “dressed the part” (meaning you wear an appropriate toga) will earn extra credit on their assignment! Take This Seriously! • This is your test grade for Antigone, so I expect you to take this assignment seriously. Delve deeply into characters’ motivations and reasons behind why they did what they did. Try to keep an open mind and not base this just on your opinion, but on the facts!