- 1 How has Creon changed since the beginning of the play?
- 2 How does the Chorus change throughout Antigone?
- 3 What is the Chorus attitude toward Antigone In Scene 4?
- 4 What is the role of the Chorus and Choragos in Antigone?
- 5 How does the play build tension and conflict between the two sisters?
- 6 How does Creon change throughout the story?
- 7 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 8 Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
- 9 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
- 10 What does Teiresias predict in response to Creon’s accusations?
- 11 What is Antigone’s motive for telling the chorus to pity her?
- 12 How has haemon’s attitude toward his father changed by the end of this scene?
- 13 How does the chorus affect the action?
- 14 What is the role of chorus?
- 15 What role does the chorus serve in general?
How has Creon changed since the beginning of the play?
How has Creon changed since the beginning of the play? What does he finally come to recognize? He learns that his pride (his tragic flaw) caused his downfall. His punishment is that while others died he must live a long life with the knowledge that he caused the deaths of Antigone, Haimon, and Eurydice.
How does the Chorus change throughout Antigone?
This loss of support likely contributes to Creon deciding to entomb Antigone alive instead of directly executing her publicly. The Chorus completes its reversal after Teiresias visits Creon and warns him that the gods see his actions as an affront and thus have abandoned Thebes.
What is the Chorus attitude toward Antigone In Scene 4?
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 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.
How does the play build tension and conflict between the two sisters?
The play builds tension and conflict between the two sisters by showing the different perspectives that they have of the burial of their brother. While Antigone believes that her brother deserves a burial, regardless of what the law states, Ismene dislikes the idea of committing an illegal act and risking her life.
How does Creon change throughout the story?
Creon takes responsibility of the death of his son and wife by calling himself a “rash” man and this is where Creon undergoes the changes of a dynamic character by admitting that he was wrong. Now, that the play is over we notice a downfall in Thebes that was caused by Creon’s stubbornness and abuse of power.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
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.
What does Teiresias predict in response to Creon’s accusations?
Teiresias tells Creon, “You stand once more on the edge of fate.” Teiresias tells Creon that he has made a mistake in not allowing the body of Polyneices to be buried, that this act has separated them from the gods: “The gods are deaf when we pray to them, their fire / Recoils from our offering, their birds of omen /
What is Antigone’s motive for telling the chorus to pity her?
At the beginning of Scene 4, Antigone speaks to the Chorus. What is her motivation in telling the Chorus to pity her? She wants the Chorus to acknowledge the injustice of her being punished for doing what the gods required.
How has haemon’s attitude toward his father changed by the end of this scene?
Scene 3: How has Haemon’s attitude toward his father changed since the scene’s opening? He began by trying to honor his father. He leaves in a fit of rage that his father is so tyrannical. Scene 3: How does Creon plan to free the State from any culpability in Antigone’s death?
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 is the role of chorus?
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 role does the chorus serve in general?
What role does the chorus serve in general? The chorus comments on the actions of the other characters in the play. It also fills in the blanks for the audience by providing background information, and it recites the prologue and the epilogue.