- 1 What does Haemon mean when he says then she must die but her death will cause another?
- 2 What does Antigone say is the cause of her death?
- 3 What does the Chorus say at the end of Antigone?
- 4 What is the Chorus opinion of her now?
- 5 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 6 What does Creon say is the greatest evil?
- 7 How does Ismene die?
- 8 Why does Antigone want to bury Polyneices?
- 9 Is Creon’s punishment worse than his crime?
- 10 What is Creon’s fatal flaw?
- 11 Who does Creon blame for haemon’s death?
- 12 What does the Chorus want the gods to do for them?
- 13 What is haemon’s main argument?
- 14 What makes Creon so angry?
- 15 Is the Chorus on Creon’s side?
What does Haemon mean when he says then she must die but her death will cause another?
Haemon says in line 119: “ Then she must die. But her death will cause another.” What does Haemon mean? Haemon means that he will kill himself if Creon kills Antigone.
What does Antigone say is the cause of her death?
What does Antigone say is the cause of her death? The cause of her death is the fact that she was conceived through an abomination – an incestuous relationship between her father/brother and her mother.
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).
What is the Chorus opinion of her now?
What is the Chorus ‘ opinion of her now? she defies authority, opinionated and is headstrong.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
What does Creon say is the greatest evil?
What does Creon say is the greatest evil that society faces? Anarchy is the greatest evil that society faces. He asks for Creon to not be so stubborn and to free Antigone. He urges him to see reason because if he kills her, citizens who have already sided with her will be angry.
How does Ismene die?
The 7th-century BC poet Mimnermus accounts that Ismene was murdered by Tydeus, one of the Seven. In this account, Ismene and her lover Theoclymenus met outside of the city during the siege. Tydeus had been told their whereabouts by Athena, and apprehended Ismene while Theoclymenus escaped.
Why does Antigone want to bury Polyneices?
Antigone’s primary reason for wanting to bury Polynices is that it’s in accordance with divine law. Once someone dies, their body isn’t supposed to be just left to rot out in the streets; they must be buried according to the appropriate funeral rites.
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 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.
Who does Creon blame for haemon’s death?
What does Haemon use to kill himself? Who does the chorus blame for Creon’s grief? Who reports Eurydice’s death? Eurydice blames Antigone/ Creon for Haemon’s death and she blames Antigone/ Creon for Megareus’ death.
What does the Chorus want the gods to do for them?
What does the Chorus want the gods to do for them? They want the gods to destroy their enemy and restore Thebes.
What is haemon’s main argument?
Even so, Haemon’s arguments with Creon are rational. He says that reason is a gift of the gods, and he cautions Creon against being single-minded and self-involved, noting that there is no such thing as a one-man city. He asserts that everyone has to give way somewhat, listen, and change, and that no one is infallible.
What makes Creon so 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.
Is the Chorus on Creon’s side?
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. It’s at their pleading that Creon decides not to sentence Ismene to death along with her sister.