- 1 How does the Chorus leader refer to Teiresias?
- 2 How does the Chorus feel about Teiresias?
- 3 How does Oedipus respond to the Chorus leader’s idea to send for Tiresias?
- 4 How does the Chorus respond to haemon’s speech?
- 5 What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
- 6 How does Oedipus’s conversation with the chorus about Teiresias develop an important idea?
- 7 Is Tiresias blind?
- 8 Is Tiresias a round character?
- 9 How does Tiresias see the future?
- 10 What three heinous sins has Oedipus committed?
- 11 What three things does Tiresias prophecy for Oedipus?
- 12 Why is it ironic that Teiresias is blind?
- 13 What does Haemon say about his feelings for his father Creon?
- 14 What does the chorus say about love?
- 15 Does Haemon agree with his father?
How does the Chorus leader refer to Teiresias?
Additionally, just before Teiresias arrives, the Chorus Leader describes the prophet as “god-like” and says that in Teiresias “the truth resides / more so than in all other men” (Ian Johnston translation).
How does the Chorus feel about Teiresias?
Though, like Oedipus, the Chorus cannot believe the truth of what Tiresias has said, the Chorus does not believe itself to be untouchable as Oedipus does, consisting as it does of the plague-stricken, innocent citizens of Thebes.
How does Oedipus respond to the Chorus leader’s idea to send for Tiresias?
Hearing this, Oedipus resolves to solve the mystery of Laius’s murder. Oedipus castigates the citizens of Thebes for letting the murderer go unknown so long. The Leader of the Chorus suggests that Oedipus call for Tiresias, a great prophet, and Oedipus responds that he has already done so.
How does the Chorus respond to haemon’s speech?
The Chorus sees Creon’s son Haemon approaching and wonders what he thinks of Antigone’s arrest. 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.
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 Oedipus’s conversation with the chorus about Teiresias develop an important idea?
The Chorus states that a conversation with Teiresias is “the next best” thing to being able to speak to the gods, and that “Our lord Teiresias can see into things, like lord Apollo” (lines 333– 334). From this direct comparison, students should infer that Teiresias is “god-like” because he knows what the gods know.
Is Tiresias blind?
Tiresias, in Greek mythology, a blind Theban seer, the son of one of Athena’s favourites, the nymph Chariclo. He is a participant in several well-known legends. Later legend told that he lived for seven (or nine) generations, dying after the expedition of the Seven Against Thebes.
Is Tiresias a round character?
The character of Tiresias is a round character.
How does Tiresias see the future?
When Athena blinded Tiresias, she also gave him foresight, the ability to see into the future. He is often portrayed as the oracle of Apollo, a man who could see the future and the will of the gods. It’s in this role, as a prophet and an oracle who possesses the gift of foresight, that Tiresias appears in Oedipus Rex.
What three heinous sins has Oedipus committed?
What three heinous sins has Oedipus committed, sins which were unspeakable and unforgivable in ancient Greek society? Killed his father, married his mother, and fathered her children.
What three things does Tiresias prophecy for Oedipus?
In the first act of Oedipus Rex, Teiresias predicts that Oedipus will be a sibling to his own children, and a son to his own wife. He also tells Oedipus that Laius was the man whom Oedipus killed on the road. Oedipus does not believe the words of Teiresias, and Teiresias is angered by Oedipus’s insolence.
Why is it ironic that Teiresias is blind?
Terms in this set (5) Why is it particularly ironic that Teiresias, the prophet, is blind? Ironic because Oedipus Rex becomes blind too. The prophet can see the future, trying to avoid the future made it come true.
What does Haemon say about his feelings for his father Creon?
In this first scene with Haemon, what feelings does Creon reveal about leadership and democracy? 25. He says he everyone should obey him because Creon is the leader for the success of the city and how orderly everything is.
What does the chorus say about love?
The chorus also argues that love has the power to corrupt people, such as making just men unjust. Finally the chorus ends by confessing that they feel overcome with love for Antigone as well and feel like weeping as they see her being led to her “bridal chamber,” meaning tomb (813).
Does Haemon agree with his father?
According to Haemon, do the people of Thebes support his father’s decision? he dosent support his fathers decision to execute antigone. according to haemon, the people of thebes do not support his father decision. he respects his father but not his decision.