- 1 How does the Chorus affect the action?
- 2 What does the Chorus mean in stating their last lines of the play?
- 3 How does the Chorus effect Antigone?
- 4 What do the last lines of Antigone mean?
- 5 What are three functions of the chorus?
- 6 What part does the chorus play in the action?
- 7 What is Creon’s attitude toward Antigone?
- 8 What does the chorus say about Haemon’s death?
- 9 What did Haemon say to Creon?
- 10 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 11 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
- 12 What foreshadowing of tragedy does the chorus provide?
- 13 What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
- 14 What were Creon’s last words?
- 15 Why does Eurydice kill herself?
How does the Chorus affect the action?
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.
What does the Chorus mean in stating their last lines of the play?
Tell what the Chorus says in the last six lines of the play, in your own words. It is saying that knowledge is the most powerful thing you can have, but never use it for evil uses. It is also saying that the older we get, the wiser we get; and the more knowledge we get.
How does the Chorus effect 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 do the last lines of Antigone mean?
The Exodus or closing lines of Antigone emphasize the play’s overall theme and stress the cause of Creon’s tragic downfall.
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 part does the chorus play in the action?
They provide atmosphere, underscore the tragic action. They also play role as a character being a peace maker and instill a sense of fear or suspense in the audience. We can say that the chorus fill in the gaps in the action when no other character is there on the stage.
What is Creon’s attitude toward Antigone?
Creon views Antigone with a mixture of frustration and fear. He wants to keep his promise to Oedipus and look after his nieces, especially now that
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.
What did Haemon say to Creon?
When Creon questions him about his loyalties, Haemon replies that no woman is as important as his father and that he will obey Creon. Pleased, the king praises his son’s wisdom. Haemon reports that he has heard it said among the people that Antigone does not deserve such punishment for her noble-seeming deed.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
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.
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.
What were Creon’s last words?
Faced with his failure, Creon suffers not only a loss of self-esteem, but a loss of identity itself, as he cries: ” I don’t even exist — I’m no one. Nothing” (1446).
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.