- 1 How does Sophocles use the Chorus?
- 2 What is the role of the Chorus in Sophocles Antigone?
- 3 What was the last story of Sophocles Theban Plays?
- 4 What does the Chorus represent in Oedipus?
- 5 What are three functions of the chorus?
- 6 What is the main theme of the chorus?
- 7 Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
- 8 How does the chorus see the conflict between Antigone and Creon?
- 9 What do the gods really hate in Antigone?
- 10 What percentage of Sophocles work still exist?
- 11 What is Thebes today?
- 12 What did Sophocles believe in?
- 13 What role does a chorus play in tragedy What do we learn from the chorus in this play?
- 14 Who do you interpret the chorus to be speaking to in Oedipus?
- 15 Is King Oedipus a victim of fate or a victim of his own actions?
How does Sophocles use the Chorus?
The Chorus is roughly like the peanut gallery (it’s even occasionally told to shut up). Sophocles uses this group of Thebans to comment on the play’s action and to foreshadow future events. He also uses it to comment on the larger impact of the characters’ actions and to expound upon the play’s central themes.
What is the role of the Chorus in Sophocles Antigone?
In Antigone the Chorus is made up of a group of old Theban men. 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 was the last story of Sophocles Theban Plays?
Oedipus was exiled by Thebes, and his final resting place turns out to be in Athens, under the rule of King Theseus, who receives Oedipus and allows him to die in fulfillment of the prophecy.
What does the Chorus represent in Oedipus?
In “Oedipus Rex,” the chorus represents the voice of the average citizens and contributes insight that cannot be communicated by the other characters in the play. The chorus moves along the story by announcing the arrival of characters and answering questions that help the plot progress.
What are three functions of the chorus?
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.
What is the main theme of the chorus?
The music of the chorus comes largely from the instruments, but the lyrics almost always compose the melody, or the main musical theme of a song. So, while the chords in the background, or the harmony, tend to resolve during the chorus, the melody reinforces them.
Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
Which side in the war does the chorus favor? The Theban defenders is the side of the war favored by the chorus in “Antigone” by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. – 405 B.C.E.).
How does the chorus see the conflict between Antigone and Creon?
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 do the gods really hate in Antigone?
According to the Choragos, what does God hate? God hates “the bray of bragging tongues.” He hates those who arrogantly brag of their successes.
What percentage of Sophocles work still exist?
How many plays did Sophocles write? Sophocles is thought to have written over 100 plays, but only seven fully survive today: Ajax, Antigone, Trachinian Women, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus.
What is Thebes today?
The city, known as Waset to ancient Egyptians and as Luxor today, was the capital of Egypt during parts of the Middle Kingdom (2040 to 1750 B.C.) and the New Kingdom (circa 1550 to 1070 B.C.). Thebes was the city of Amun, whose devotees elevated him among the ranks of ancient deities.
What did Sophocles believe in?
Sophocles remains one of the best-known Greek tragedians. He is known for his belief in fate and the will of the gods, as well as the importance of selflessness and morality, which both manifest equally in his work.
What role does a chorus play in tragedy What do we learn from the chorus in this play?
In the play, we learn that the chorus helps foreshadow events and direct events in the story. The chorus represents the people of Thebes’s feelings and actions to the situations that arise in Thebes.
Who do you interpret the chorus to be speaking to in Oedipus?
Who do you interpret the Chorus to be speaking to? (2 points) The chorus must be speaking to the gods in form of prayers. It goes, “Oh Gods, descend!
Is King Oedipus a victim of fate or a victim of his own actions?
Oedipus is a victim of fate in Oedipus Rex because it would have been impossible for him to avoid the destiny predetermined for him by the gods. However, it could be argued that Oedipus is a victim of his own actions when he murders Laius because he succumbs to his own hubris.