- 1 What is the Chorus saying in Antigone?
- 2 What does the Chorus reveal about Antigone as the play begins?
- 3 Which of the following does the Chorus predict for Antigone?
- 4 What does the Chorus tell Antigone about her death?
- 5 What is the role of chorus?
- 6 Why did Antigone kill herself?
- 7 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 8 What is the purpose of the chorus Antigone?
- 9 What laws does Antigone follow?
- 10 What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
- 11 What is Ismene’s fate?
- 12 Who does Antigone blame for misfortune?
- 13 What is King Creon’s biggest character flaw?
- 14 Who caught Antigone burying her brother?
- 15 Why does Antigone want to bury Polyneices?
What is the Chorus saying in Antigone?
The chorus tells the audience hints and clues as to what will occur later in the play. In Antigone, the chorus foreshadows Antigone and Creon’s downfall by singing about the ‘mastery of man’ and his limits. The chorus says man has conquered ‘all but death,’ which foreshadows what is in store for Antigone.
What does the Chorus reveal about Antigone as the play begins?
What does the Chorus reveal about Antigone as the play begins? She will become beautiful. She hates Haemon. She is going to die.
Which of the following does the Chorus predict for Antigone?
Antigone: It’s in the Cards True or False
|1.||Which of the following does the chorus predict for Antigone? -> That she will die young True False|
|5.||Why doesn’t Ismene want Antigone to bury Polynices? -> Because burying the dead is men’s work True False|
What does the Chorus tell Antigone about her death?
Standing behind Creon, the Chorus tells Creon that he cannot let Antigone die: we will carry the “scar of her death ” for centuries. Creon replies that death was her sole purpose and Polynices was but a pretext. Haemon enters and also begs his father to stop the guards.
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.
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 is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
What is the purpose of the chorus Antigone?
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 laws does Antigone follow?
Antigone will bury Polynieces. She wants to follow the laws of the gods, which tell her to honor her dead family members.
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.
What is Ismene’s fate?
Ismene’s fate is not revisited. One can assume that she continued her life, though she was likely mourning for the people she loved. She was already in such despair that she was willing to die with Antigone. Therefore, she was probably even more unhappy once Antigone was gone and she was left behind alone.
Who does Antigone blame for misfortune?
Who does Antigone blame for her terrible misfortune? She blames the sins of her father, Oedipus.
What is King Creon’s biggest character flaw?
Is King Creon a tragic hero? Creon’s tragic flaw is pride. He refused to agree that Antigone did the right thing in burying her brother. Creon wanted only that she obey his decree (and ignore the gods and social law).
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.
Why does Antigone want to bury Polyneices?
Antigone’s primary reason for wanting to bury Polynices is that it’s in accordance with divine law. Once someone dies, their body isn’t supposed to be just left to rot out in the streets; they must be buried according to the appropriate funeral rites.