- 1 What does the chorus think of Antigone?
- 2 What do the gods hate most of all according to the chorus?
- 3 Does the chorus support Antigone?
- 4 Why does Creon hate Antigone?
- 5 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 6 What prejudices does Creon reveal?
- 7 Who caught Antigone burying her brother?
- 8 Who does Antigone blame for fate?
- 9 Who is the god who must not be made angry?
- 10 Is the Chorus in Antigone biased?
- 11 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
- 12 What foreshadowing of tragedy does the Chorus provide?
- 13 Why does Creon hate Polyneices?
- 14 Why is Creon angry?
- 15 How did Creon die?
What does the chorus think of Antigone?
The chorus feels sorry for Antigone and believes that she will receive glory after death. Earlier in the play, the chorus was firmly on Creon’s side and agreed that the criminal must be punished.
What do the gods hate most of all according to the chorus?
10. According to the Choragos, what does God hate? God hates “the bray of bragging tongues.” He hates those who arrogantly brag of their successes.
Does the chorus support 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.
Why does Creon hate Antigone?
Antigone was following her familial duties and felt that both her brothers needed to receive proper burial no matter which side they died fighting for. Creon, angered by the blatant disregard for his orders, imprisons both sisters regardless of Ismene’s innocence.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
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.
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.
Who does Antigone blame for fate?
Who does Antigone blame for her terrible misfortune? She blames the sins of her father, Oedipus.
Who is the god who must not be made angry?
Zeus must not be made angry or those who do will suffer his wrath.
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.
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 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.
Why does Creon hate Polyneices?
Creon exiled Oedipus from Thebes after Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. Creon also declared that Polyneices would not receive a proper burial because he committed treason against his own city.
Why is Creon angry?
Creon responds angrily that the Gods would never honor a wicked person who had come to burn their temples. Instead, he is convinced, someone was bribed to do it.
How did Creon die?
Creon does not die in Antigone, although his wife, niece, and son do. They both commit suicide as a result of Creon’s actions. He imprisons Antigone,