- 1 What is the overall subject of the parados?
- 2 How does the chorus view Polyneices?
- 3 How does the Choragus respond to Creon and haemon’s arguments?
- 4 What is the Choragus stand regarding Creon’s decision about Polyneices?
- 5 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 6 How does Antigone use pathos?
- 7 Why does Antigone feel she is right to bury her brother?
- 8 Where does Ismene’s greatest loyalty lie?
- 9 What disagreement are the two sisters having?
- 10 Who does Antigone blame for misfortune?
- 11 Why does Creon finally decide to change his mind about Antigone’s death sentence?
- 12 What does it mean when Creon says our hands are clean?
- 13 Is Polyneices Antigone’s brother?
- 14 Is Creon’s punishment worse than his crime?
- 15 Why does Antigone not allow Ismene to join her in her death sentence?
What is the overall subject of the parados?
In Antigone, the parados gives us background information about how and why Eteocles and Polyneices wind up killing each other. In the parados, the chorus also passes judgement on the situation by calling Polyneices out for pride.
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).
How does the Choragus respond to Creon and haemon’s arguments?
How does the choragus respond to Creon’s and Haemon’s arguments? The choragus responds to Creon’s and Haimon’s arguments by being nuetral and telling both of them to listen to the other and not tacking one side.
What is the Choragus stand regarding Creon’s decision about Polyneices?
How does Creon justify his decision regarding Polyneices? He says that Polyneices brought the army against his own people, a traitorous act. Creon believes the traitor should be punished, not honored, as a hero like Eteocles. Therefore, Polyneices will receive no burial.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
How does Antigone use pathos?
Throughout Sophocles’ play Antigone, Antigone’s persuasion increases from his speech with Ismene to the speech with Creon because she develops from someone being ineffective when persuading through the use of Ethos and Pathos to someone who believes that she has the right for her brother to be buried properly, and that
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.
What disagreement are the two sisters having?
What disagreement are the two sisters having? Giving there bother Polyneices a proper burial.
Who does Antigone blame for misfortune?
Who does Antigone blame for her terrible misfortune? She blames the sins of her father, Oedipus.
Why does Creon finally decide to change his mind about Antigone’s death sentence?
Why does Creon change the punishment? Creon believes that if Antigone is allowed to starve to death, he and the state are not really killing her, and the gods will not be angry with him. They think Creon is being too harsh, and that he should allow Antigone to bury her brother.
What does it mean when Creon says our hands are clean?
What does the Chorus point out to Antigone? What flaw in Antigone does the chorus point out? What does Creon mean when he states ” our hands are clean.” antigone: she is saying that her good deed is rewarded by death before her time to die.
Is Polyneices Antigone’s brother?
Polyneices is the brother of Antigone, Ismene and Eteocles.
Is Creon’s punishment worse than his crime?
Is Creon’s punishment worse than his crime? Creon’s punishment is worse than his crime. Though he deserves punishment for his disobedience of the gods, he does not deserve to lose his loved ones because of crimes he committed. These punishments not only affect him, but his family as well.
Why does Antigone not allow Ismene to join her in her death sentence?
Antigone does not want her sister laying claim to an act that was solely hers for two reasons: one, because she wants her sister to remain alive, and two, because she wants her sister to feel the shame of abandoning her principles for the sake of staying alive and being subservient to men.