- 1 What does the chorus think of Antigone?
- 2 Who is the chorus leader in Antigone?
- 3 What does the chorus think of Creon?
- 4 What does the chorus say about Antigone and her change of tone?
- 5 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 6 Why did Antigone kill herself?
- 7 What does the chorus leader do?
- 8 Are Antigone and Haemon cousins?
- 9 What is the leader of a Greek chorus called?
- 10 Who is Tiresias what happens when he comes to talk to Creon?
- 11 What course of action does the chorus recommend to Creon?
- 12 What does Antigone do when she is brought before Creon?
- 13 What change do you notice in Antigone’s tone?
- 14 What makes Creon so angry?
- 15 What has haemon overheard the Thebans saying?
What does the chorus think of Antigone?
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.
Who is the chorus leader in Antigone?
Antigone (Sophocles play)
|Antigone in front of the dead Polynices by Nikiforos Lytras 1865|
|Characters||Antigone Ismene Creon Eurydice Haemon Tiresias Sentry Leader of the Chorus First Messenger Second Messenger|
What does the chorus think of Creon?
In relation to Creon, the chorus thinks it is doing him a favor by reminding him of Tiresias’s accuracy of a prophet. The chorus is loyal to Creon and genuinely wants to help him do the right thing by himself and his community.
What does the chorus say about Antigone and her change of tone?
Like Creon, the Chorus is in no mood to be lenient on anyone who would honor those who fought, in its eyes, against Thebes.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
Why did Antigone kill herself?
These are almost Antigone’s last words. She killed herself because she could not bear to live even a moment longer once she had been thrown into that dark dungeon. Victims arouse hate. Antigone could not survive hate.
What does the chorus leader do?
The purpose of a Chorus Leader was to act as the spokesperson of the Chorus. The Chorus Leader expressed the most critical opinions of the Chorus. In all Greek drama, the chorus represents public opinion. In plays such as Antigone, exchanges between Chorus and characters such as Creon reveal what the citizens think.
Are Antigone and Haemon cousins?
Antigone is the daughter of Jocasta, and Haemon is the son of Creon. Because Jocasta and Creon are siblings, this makes their children ( Antigone and Haemon ) cousins.
What is the leader of a Greek chorus called?
In Attic drama, the coryphaeus, corypheus, or koryphaios (Greek κορυφαῖος koryphaîos, from κορυφή koryphḗ́, the top of the head) was the leader of the chorus. Hence the term (sometimes in an Anglicized form “coryphe”) is used for the chief or leader of any company or movement.
Who is Tiresias what happens when he comes to talk to Creon?
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. Hearing this, Creon curses Tiresias, calling him a false prophet who traffics in poor advice and rhetoric.
What course of action does the chorus recommend to Creon?
Q. In Scene 5, what course of action does the Chorus recommend to Creon? honor. money.
What does Antigone do when she is brought before Creon?
What does Antigone do when she is brought before Creon? What does Ismene do when she is brought before Creon? She tries to take some of the blame for burying Polyneices.
What change do you notice in Antigone’s tone?
In the beginning of scene four, how has the tone of Antigone’s speech changed? A brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life. What does Tiresias claim to have made Creon a king?
What makes Creon so angry?
Creon responds angrily that the Gods would never honor a wicked person who had come to burn their temples. Instead, he is convinced, someone was bribed to do it.
What has haemon overheard the Thebans saying?
SCENE 4: 2) What does Haemon mean when he says to Creon: ” I do rely on your wisdom and experience and would want no match or marriage to displace you ever.”? Haemon is trying to say that he values Creon’s wisdom and doesn’t want to fight them.