Read the Entire Play Aloud
What is Dionysusí agenda in coming to
Why are women the first to become bacchanals?
What dualities are operating in this play?
What do these dualities accomplish? What do they symbolize?
Who is the most tragic character in the work?
Where is the turning point in this work?
Entire Play (again)
What is the thesis of this work?
Why does Pentheus die? Why must he die?
Which virtues and vices are demonstrated by
Pentheus, Dionysus, Agave, Tiresias?
What lesson about the role of the gods in the
lives of mortals is being taught by this play?
Whose character is most tragic?