- 1 What does Antigone say about love?
- 2 What does the chorus represent in Antigone?
- 3 What does the chorus say at the end of Antigone?
- 4 How does the chorus interact in the play Antigone?
- 5 Who is Antigone in love with?
- 6 Are Antigone and Polynices relationship?
- 7 What foreshadowing of tragedy does the chorus provide?
- 8 What is the role of chorus?
- 9 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 10 What is Creon’s fatal flaw?
- 11 Does Creon think Haemon will really kill himself?
- 12 Is Creon’s punishment worse than his crime?
- 13 What is the chorus attitude toward Creon’s decree?
- 14 Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
- 15 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
What does Antigone say about love?
In the play Antigone, the writer, Sophocles, illustrates a very important fact regarding love: love is our most important and most dangerous motivation for doing anything, and without moderation, love can be deadly.
What does the chorus represent in Antigone?
In Greek tragedies, the chorus represented the average citizen’s fears, hopes, and judgments. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, the chorus and chorus leader represent the people of Thebes who attempt to talk rationality into the main character, Antigone, and the king, Creon.
What does the chorus say at the end of Antigone?
The Chorus’s final speech is a remarkably terse list of possible lessons that can be learned from the play’s events: wisdom is good, reverence for the gods is necessary, pride is bad, and fate is inevitable (1466–1470).
How does the chorus interact in the play Antigone?
In Antigone the Chorus at times directly affects the action of the play. The main functions of the Chorus are to comment on the action of the play, give back story, and to connect the play to other myths. Sophocles also uses the Chorus to expound upon the play’s central themes.
Who is Antigone in love with?
In Antigone, Sophocles explores the difference between what is known in modern terms as “conditional love” and “unconditional love.” Antigone expresses unconditional love for her brother Polyneices who was recently killed in a civil war with his brother Eteocles over the right to rule Thebes.
Are Antigone and Polynices relationship?
By way of Oedipus as Antigone’s brother, Polynices is the son of Antigone’s brother, which makes him her nephew. But by way of Oedipus as Antigone’s father, Polynices is Antigone’s uncle, since Polynices is her father’s brother. So, she is sister, aunt and niece to Polynices.
What foreshadowing of tragedy does the chorus provide?
After each scene, the Chorus sings an ode to the audience that summarizes the events of the act, summarizes background information, and foreshadows future events. This line foreshadows Creon’s unwillingness to listen to reason and the deaths that will occur because of his stubbornness.
What is the role of chorus?
Chorus, in drama and music, those who perform vocally in a group as opposed to those who perform singly. The chorus in Classical Greek drama was a group of actors who described and commented upon the main action of a play with song, dance, and recitation.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
What is Creon’s fatal flaw?
Creon’s tragic flaw, hubris, causes his downfall. Creon will not listen to anyone. He is stubborn and his pride is so great, he can not bring himself to acknowledge that he could ever wrong.
Does Creon think Haemon will really kill himself?
Haemon means that he will kill himself if Creon kills Antigone. Creon thinks that Haemon means that he will kill Creon. At the beginning, he was respectful and trying to flatter Creon. At the end he is desperate and accuses Creon of being too stubborn and of offending the gods.
Is Creon’s punishment worse than his crime?
Is Creon’s punishment worse than his crime? Creon’s punishment is worse than his crime. Though he deserves punishment for his disobedience of the gods, he does not deserve to lose his loved ones because of crimes he committed. These punishments not only affect him, but his family as well.
What is the chorus attitude toward Creon’s decree?
After Antigone is identified as the one who defied the decree not to bury Polynices, the Chorus seems to waiver in its support for Creon, and thus it urges him to reconsider the punishment announced in the decree. From this, the viewer can see that Creon is losing some of the support of the citizens of Thebes.
Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
Which side in the war does the chorus favor? The Theban defenders is the side of the war favored by the chorus in “Antigone” by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. – 405 B.C.E.).
What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
Creon decides the consequence of breaking this decree is death. Despite this, Antigone risks her life to honor her brother’s legacy by giving him a burial. As a result, Creon has her imprisoned and then buried alive in a cave.