- 1 In what way do we see hubris in Antigone?
- 2 How does the Chorus warn against hubris the Greek word for excessive pride?
- 3 What lesson does Antigone teach about hubris?
- 4 How does the Chorus interact in the play Antigone?
- 5 Is a hubris?
- 6 Why does Antigone kill herself?
- 7 What is Oedipus’s Hamartia tragic flaw?
- 8 What is Creon’s fatal flaw?
- 9 What is Creon’s punishment for killing Antigone?
- 10 What is the major theme of Antigone?
- 11 Who does Creon blame for his son’s death?
- 12 What message does the chorus present at the end of the play?
- 13 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
- 14 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 15 What is the chorus attitude toward Creon’s decree?
In what way do we see hubris in Antigone?
His hubris leaves him without a queen or a son. Antigone thought she was doing right by her brother and the gods, but her pride pushes her to take her own life. While both felt justified, their intentions were controlled by pride and hubris, which masked the rationality of their choices and perspectives.
How does the Chorus warn against hubris the Greek word for excessive pride?
The Chorus warns if you have too much pride, life will beat you to your knees. The various metaphors contribute to the meaning of the passage because it further articulates the point to the audience how if you have too much pride, life will beat you to your knees. 4.
What lesson does Antigone teach about hubris?
This pride is usually punished by the gods, and characters who demonstrate hubris often lose the things that are most precious to them. In Creon’s case, his hubris – or bravery – costs him to lose his son. Antigone teaches us that bravery sometimes comes at a cost.
How does the Chorus interact in the play Antigone?
In Antigone the Chorus at times directly affects the action of the play. 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.
Is a hubris?
Hubris is the characteristic of excessive confidence or arrogance, which leads a person to believe that they may do no wrong. The overwhelming pride caused by hubris is often considered a flaw in character. Hubris often causes humiliation to whom it is directed.
Why does Antigone kill herself?
When King Creon finds out, he becomes furious and orders Antigone to be walled up alive in a tomb. Rather than live in dishonor, Antigone sees it as her religious duty towards the gods and her brother to take her own life by hanging herself.
What is Oedipus’s Hamartia tragic flaw?
What is Oedipus’ tragic flaw, or hamartia? It is hubris or pride. Upon reaching adulthood and hearing the prophecy that he will murder his father and take his mother as his own wife, he attempts to flee the fate the gods have laid out before him by leaving Corinth.
What is Creon’s fatal flaw?
Creon’s tragic flaw, hubris, causes his downfall. Creon will not listen to anyone. He is stubborn and his pride is so great, he can not bring himself to acknowledge that he could ever wrong.
What is Creon’s punishment for killing Antigone?
Creon’s punishment for killing Antigone is that he loses his family to death.
What is the major theme of Antigone?
A central theme of Antigone is the tension between individual action and fate. While free choices, such as Antigone’s decision to defy Creon’s edict, are significant, fate is responsible for many of the most critical and devastating events of the trilogy.
Who does Creon blame for his son’s death?
Creon blamed himself for the tragic deaths of his family members. The death of his wife, son, and niece happened because of his false pride. He believed himself to be the sole responsible for this situation.
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 is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
Creon decides the consequence of breaking this decree is death. Despite this, Antigone risks her life to honor her brother’s legacy by giving him a burial. As a result, Creon has her imprisoned and then buried alive in a cave.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
What is the chorus attitude toward Creon’s decree?
After Antigone is identified as the one who defied the decree not to bury Polynices, the Chorus seems to waiver in its support for Creon, and thus it urges him to reconsider the punishment announced in the decree. From this, the viewer can see that Creon is losing some of the support of the citizens of Thebes.