- 1 How does the chorus effect Antigone?
- 2 How does the chorus and its leader the Choragus influence your understanding of Antigone and Creon?
- 3 What does the role of the chorus seem to be throughout the play?
- 4 What is the role of the chorus and Choragos in Antigone?
- 5 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 6 What foreshadowing of tragedy does the Chorus provide?
- 7 What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
- 8 How does the Chorus see the conflict between Antigone and Creon?
- 9 What is the purpose of the Chorus Antigone?
- 10 What are three functions of the chorus?
- 11 What is an example of a chorus?
- 12 Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
- 13 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
- 14 Who caught Antigone burying her brother?
- 15 What does the chorus represent in Oedipus?
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.
How does the chorus and its leader the Choragus influence your understanding of Antigone and Creon?
As is customary in Greek drama, the chorus in Antigone provides a running commentary on events. As part of that commentary, the chorus frequently urges Creon to do the right thing and to stop being so stubborn and show leniency towards Antigone.
What does the role of the chorus seem to be throughout the play?
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.
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.
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 the Chorus see the conflict between Antigone and Creon?
After Antigone is identified as the one who defied the decree not to bury Polynices, the Chorus seems to waiver in its support for Creon, and thus it urges him to reconsider the punishment announced in the decree. From this, the viewer can see that Creon is losing some of the support of the citizens of Thebes.
What is the purpose of the Chorus Antigone?
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 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 is an example of a chorus?
The definition of a chorus is a group of singers or a refrain in a song. An example of a chorus is a church choir. An example of a chorus is the part of a song that repeats several times. A group of dancers and singers performing together in a modern musical show, opera, etc.
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.
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 does the chorus represent in Oedipus?
In “Oedipus Rex,” the chorus represents the voice of the average citizens and contributes insight that cannot be communicated by the other characters in the play. The chorus moves along the story by announcing the arrival of characters and answering questions that help the plot progress.