- 1 How does the Chorus feel about Creon?
- 2 What advice does Tiresias give Creon?
- 3 Does the Chorus agree with Creon?
- 4 What does Creon beg the Chorus for at the end of the play?
- 5 How does the sentry act when he comes before Creon?
- 6 What message does the Chorus present at the end of the play?
- 7 What did Tiresias say to Creon?
- 8 Why has Tiresias come to Creon?
- 9 How does Creon react to his advice?
- 10 What does Creon blame for Antigone’s death?
- 11 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 12 What edict has Creon issued?
- 13 What makes Creon so angry?
- 14 Does Haemon try to kill Creon?
- 15 How has Creon been guilty of the sin of pride?
How does the Chorus feel about 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 advice does Tiresias give Creon?
Tiresias warns Creon that he is at a turning point, and that Polynices’s body must be buried to appease the gods and protect Thebes from their wrath. Tiresias tells Creon not to be stubborn in his decision to refuse to bury Polynices. Instead, he should see himself as only human and capable of making mistakes.
Does the Chorus agree with Creon?
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 does Creon beg the Chorus for at the end of the play?
The Chorus is terrified by Tiresias’s prophecy. Creon admits that he too is worried and will do whatever the citizens recommend. They call for him to free Antigone, and he reluctantly leaves to do so. Once he is gone, the Chorus prays to Dionysus to protect Thebes.
How does the sentry act when he comes before Creon?
How does the sentry act when he comes before Creon? The sentry says someone has sprinkled dust and done the burial ritual on Polyneices creon. Creon suspects a man bribed one of the sentries to do it.
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 did Tiresias say to Creon?
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 /
Why has Tiresias come to Creon?
Why has Tiresias come? What opinion does Tiresias express to Creon? He was given a sign from heaven that it is wrong to put Anitgone to death. He says, “Wound not the life that’s perished.
How does Creon react to his advice?
How does Creon react to his advice? He angrily refuses to yield. He claims prophets only love gold and Tiresias must be lying to him. Creon should heed the warning free Antigone and bury polynieces.
What does Creon blame for Antigone’s death?
At the end of the tragic events, Creon blames his own hubris for his tragic end. As a result of his excessive pride and stubbornness, King Creon suffers the end of many a tragic Greek hero: he falls because of his pride.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
What edict has Creon issued?
Creon hated Polyneices for attacking Thebes and killing Eteocles who Creon views as a hero. Because of this and Creons once an enemy always an enemy mentality, Creon issued the edict forbidding Polyneices burial to exact vengeance on the traitor by dooming his spirit to eternal unrest.
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.
Does Haemon try to kill Creon?
The gods, through the blind prophet Tiresias, expressed their disapproval of Creon’s decision, which convinced him to rescind his order, and he went to bury Polynices. When Creon arrived at the tomb where she was to be left, his son Haemon threatens him and tries to kill him, but ends up taking his own life.
How has Creon been guilty of the sin of pride?
How has Creon been guilty of the sin of pride? He thought he knew more than the gods. Why does Creon bury Polyneices and then go to save Antigone? He’s afraid of the gods’ wrath and must appease their law first.