- 1 What does the Chorus say in Antigone?
- 2 What does the Chorus say about haemon’s death?
- 3 How does the Chorus function in Antigone?
- 4 How does the Chorus change throughout Antigone?
- 5 Does Creon think haemon will really kill himself?
- 6 What prejudices does Creon reveal?
- 7 Why does Eurydice kill herself?
- 8 What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
- 9 How does Haemon kill himself?
- 10 What is the role of chorus?
- 11 Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
- 12 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
- 13 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 14 What foreshadowing of tragedy does the chorus provide?
- 15 Is the chorus in Antigone biased?
What does the Chorus say in Antigone?
The chorus tells the audience hints and clues as to what will occur later in the play. In Antigone, the chorus foreshadows Antigone and Creon’s downfall by singing about the ‘mastery of man’ and his limits. The chorus says man has conquered ‘all but death,’ which foreshadows what is in store for Antigone.
What does the Chorus say about haemon’s death?
The Chorus moans that the poor will go cold this winter. Upon being told of Haemon’s death, she finished her row, climbed to her lavender-scented room, and cut her throat. Creon is alone.
How does the Chorus function in 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.
How does the Chorus change throughout Antigone?
This loss of support likely contributes to Creon deciding to entomb Antigone alive instead of directly executing her publicly. The Chorus completes its reversal after Teiresias visits Creon and warns him that the gods see his actions as an affront and thus have abandoned Thebes.
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.
What prejudices does Creon reveal?
Creon reveals his rigidity and insecurity when he tells his son Haemon “the way to behave: subordinate / Everything else, my son, to your father’s will.” Creon demands blind obedience and filial devotion from his son simply because he is Haemon’s father.
Why does Eurydice kill herself?
In short, Eurydice kills herself because she is heartbroken over the death of her son. When Creon finds out, he has Antigone arrested and sentences her to death. Haemon, Creon’s son, is in love with and betrothed to Antigone.
What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
A boy leads in Tiresias, the blind soothsayer of Thebes. Creon swears that he will obey whatever advice Tiresias gives him, since he owes so much to his past advice. Tiresias tells him that his refusal to bury Polynices and his punishment of Antigone for the burial will bring the curses of the gods down on Thebes.
How does Haemon kill himself?
Suicide. Haemon is betrothed to Antigone. He chooses Antigone but cannot separate himself from either because of the strong ties of family and love. He commits suicide because of his helpless situation, which also leads his mother to commit suicide.
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.
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.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
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.
Is the chorus in Antigone biased?
Yes, I believe that since they are humans, and not gods, the Chorus is therefore biased. (In fact, even the Greek gods were quite biased ). The role of the Chorus in the Oedipus trilogy changes from play to play, but–in general–the Chorus is to be: the model audience: they are meant to be purged of pity and fear.