- 1 What is the role of the chorus?
- 2 What is the role of the chorus and Choragos in Antigone?
- 3 Who does the chorus support in Antigone?
- 4 How does the chorus change in Antigone?
- 5 How does chorus effect work?
- 6 What are three functions of the chorus?
- 7 What foreshadowing of tragedy does the chorus provide?
- 8 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
- 9 Who caught Antigone burying her brother?
- 10 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 11 Does the chorus agree with Antigone?
- 12 Why did the guard say he would never return to see Creon again?
- 13 Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
- 14 How does the audience first become aware of Antigone’s and Haemon’s fate?
- 15 Who do the chorus characters represent in the original context?
What is the role of the 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 the role of the chorus and Choragos in Antigone?
Choragos is the leader of the chorus and its spokesperson. The chorus has the following roles in Antigone: It explains the action. It interprets the action in relation to societal customs and the laws of the gods.
Who does the chorus support in Antigone?
The Chorus in Antigone reflects the attitude of the citizens of Thebes. At first, the Chorus supports Creon’s position, as he is the King of Thebes and is trying to return Thebes to stability after the attempt by Polynices to take Thebes from his brother, Eteocles.
How does the chorus change in 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.
How does chorus effect work?
Chorus effects thicken your signal by copying it multiple times, coloring the copied signals, and playing them back slightly delayed. Chorus pedals accomplish this by splitting your signal into multiple “voices,” modulating their pitch and timbre, and delaying those voices slightly from the main signal.
What are three functions of the chorus?
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.
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 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.
Who caught Antigone burying her brother?
Antigone defies the law, buries her brother, and is caught. When Creon locks her away in prison, she kills herself. Under Creon’s decree, the punishment for burying Polynices is death by stoning.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
Does the chorus agree with Antigone?
In Antigone the Chorus at times directly affects the action of the play. Though they at first seem to be totally on the side of their new king Creon, they begin to urge him to be more moderate. Creon, of course, finally agrees to do this but unfortunately it’s far too late.
Why did the guard say he would never return to see Creon again?
Why does the sentinel say he won’t be back? He is accusing him of being bribed. it was his job to watch the body and he fell asleep. He wont be back because Creon will torture him if comes back.
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.).
How does the audience first become aware of Antigone’s and Haemon’s fate?
How does the audience first become aware of Antigone’s and Haemon’s fate? He realizes that something is wrong and that Creon has displeased the gods. Creon realizes that his actions have caused the deaths of those he loves and blames himself.
Who do the chorus characters represent in the original context?
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.