- 1 How does the Chorus view Antigone’s punishment?
- 2 What warning does the Chorus give at the end of the play?
- 3 What does the Chorus tell Antigone about her death?
- 4 How does the Chorus react to Antigone in Scene 4?
- 5 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 6 What is the Chorus attitude toward Creon’s decree?
- 7 What does the Chorus want the gods to do for them?
- 8 What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
- 9 Is Creon’s punishment worse than his crime?
- 10 What is King Creon’s biggest character flaw?
- 11 How does Ismene die?
- 12 Why does Antigone want to bury Polyneices?
- 13 Does Antigone regret decision?
- 14 What is Antigone’s motive for telling the chorus to pity her?
- 15 Did Antigone admit or deny her actions?
How does the Chorus view Antigone’s punishment?
In lines 11-14 and 33-36, how does the chorus view Antigone’s punishment for her act of conscience and loyalty? Chorus is bitter toward Antigone; judgmental toward Antigone. Blame Antigone for her death due to her actions. Her loyalty is siding w/the wrong person.
What warning does the Chorus give 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 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.
How does the Chorus react to Antigone in Scene 4?
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. Antigone is being locked in the vault.
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.
What does the Chorus want the gods to do for them?
What does the Chorus want the gods to do for them? They want the gods to destroy their enemy and restore Thebes.
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.
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.
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).
How does Ismene die?
The 7th-century BC poet Mimnermus accounts that Ismene was murdered by Tydeus, one of the Seven. In this account, Ismene and her lover Theoclymenus met outside of the city during the siege. Tydeus had been told their whereabouts by Athena, and apprehended Ismene while Theoclymenus escaped.
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.
Does Antigone regret decision?
Just before she is led off to her death, Antigone mourns the life she is leaving by her own choice and even seems to regret her decision. The moment passes, however, and may represent simply a small proof of human weakness that makes Antigone’s strength all the more dramatic.
What is Antigone’s motive for telling the chorus to pity her?
At the beginning of Scene 4, Antigone speaks to the Chorus. What is her motivation in telling the Chorus to pity her? She wants the Chorus to acknowledge the injustice of her being punished for doing what the gods required.
Did Antigone admit or deny her actions?
The sentries seized her and interrogated her, and she denied nothing. When Creon asks her himself, Antigone again freely admits her culpability. Creon dismisses the sentry and asks Antigone if she knew of his edict forbidding her brother’s burial.