- 1 How does the chorus view Polyneices?
- 2 What is the tone of the chorus in Antigone?
- 3 What does the chorus compare Polyneices to?
- 4 What is the attitude of the chorus?
- 5 Why does Antigone feel she is right to bury her brother?
- 6 Where does Ismene’s greatest loyalty lie?
- 7 Does the chorus agree with Antigone?
- 8 What emotion does this exaggerated imagery imply?
- 9 What literary devices are used in Antigone?
- 10 What is the most wonderful of all the world’s wonders?
- 11 Who is the god who must not be made angry?
- 12 Who caught Antigone burying her brother?
- 13 What is the role of chorus?
- 14 What message does the chorus present at the end of the play?
- 15 What does the chorus represent in Oedipus?
How does the chorus view Polyneices?
The chorus reveals that Polyneices had picked a fight with Eteocles and had attacked the city of Thebes like an eagle, screaming and swooping down for its prey. They view Polyneices as being bloodthirsty and vengeful, and almost blinded to reason by his hatred ( see lines 118, 130, 136-37).
What is the tone of the chorus in Antigone?
The Chorus in Antigone reflects the attitude of the citizens of Thebes. At first, the Chorus supports Creon’s position, as he is the King of Thebes and is trying to return Thebes to stability after the attempt by Polynices to take Thebes from his brother, Eteocles.
What does the chorus compare Polyneices to?
What does the Choragos compare Polyneices to in the Parodos? He is compared to a wild eagle swooping down on the city of Thebes. Thebes, in this case, is the personification of those who rise to defend the city. Collectively, Thebes is compared to a dragon.
What is the attitude of the chorus?
The role of the Chorus is that of the typical male Theban citizen in that they fear disobedience to the tyrant king and choose loyalty to the law above duty to the gods. As such, they share some of the blame in the death of Antigone, but they do not lament her death as much as Creon.
Why does Antigone feel she is right to bury her brother?
Antigone was right to defy King Creon because she had the right to bury her brother and her brother deserved a respectful burial so they could honor their family. Every person deserves a respectful burial. For her loyalty to her brother and to her conscience, Antigone is eventually sentenced to be immured in a cave.
Where does Ismene’s greatest loyalty lie?
Ismene says that she is unwilling to disobey the decree, suggesting that her loyalty lies with the law of the land.
Does the chorus agree with Antigone?
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. Creon, of course, finally agrees to do this but unfortunately it’s far too late.
What emotion does this exaggerated imagery imply?
What emotion does this exaggerated imagery imply? – The hyperbole in lines 308-312 is the exaggeration of the soldier’s desperation to be proved innocent. Their image of willingness to walk on fire and be swear by the gods imply that they are panicking too much already, and they will do everything just to be innocent.
What literary devices are used in Antigone?
While Sophocles uses various literary devices in Antigone, five devices are especially helpful in analyzing his play:
What is the most wonderful of all the world’s wonders?
According to Ode 1, what is the most wonderful of all the world’s wonders? Man is the most wonderful of all the world’s wonders. Of all the winds, man has made himself secure against all except one.
Who is the god who must not be made angry?
Zeus must not be made angry or those who do will suffer his wrath.
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 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 message does the chorus present at the end of the play?
What message does the Chorus present at the end of the play? The gods’ laws should always be obeyed.
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.