- 1 What does the Chorus praise for what do they pray?
- 2 What does the Chorus praise in Antigone?
- 3 What comment does the Chorus makes about life and the power of the gods?
- 4 What is the purpose of the Chorus in Oedipus the King?
- 5 Which character in Antigone can be considered an example of praise?
- 6 What is the Chorus attitude toward Creon’s decree?
- 7 What foreshadowing of tragedy does the chorus provide?
- 8 What does the chorus want the gods to do for them?
- 9 What does the chorus say about love?
- 10 What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
- 11 Who does Creon blame for Haemon’s death?
- 12 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 13 Is King Oedipus a victim of fate or a victim of his own actions?
- 14 Who do you interpret the chorus to be speaking to in Oedipus?
- 15 Who does the chorus blame for Oedipus downfall?
What does the Chorus praise for what do they pray?
If she starves to death, the gods cannot blame Thebes for her death. 13. What does the chorus praise? They praise love, and they pray to Aphrodite to work on all in the house.
What does the Chorus praise in Antigone?
The Chorus sings all about the terrible battle that has just been fought. We also get the sense that the people of Thebes are furious at Polyneices for betraying and attacking them. This helps to strengthen Creon’s position about the traitor’s burial. Overall, the parados in Antigone is a joyful celebration of victory.
What comment does the Chorus makes about life and the power of the gods?
What comment does the chorus make about life and about the power of the gods? Nothing can stop the curse of the gods; the family of Oedipus seems to have this curse. People who live “greatly” seem to suffer “greatly.”
What is the purpose of the Chorus in Oedipus the King?
The role of chorus in Oedipus Rex is very significant. They provide atmosphere, underscore the tragic action. They also play role as a character being a peace maker and instill a sense of fear or suspense in the audience. In some ways, the Chorus can represent the audience’s ideal response to the play.
Which character in Antigone can be considered an example of praise?
Haemon is another character with many parallels to the modern world. He obsequiously impresses Creon by declaring the infinite wisdom of his father, and he accepts Creon’s praise of his fidelity.
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 foreshadowing of tragedy does the chorus provide?
After each scene, the Chorus sings an ode to the audience that summarizes the events of the act, summarizes background information, and foreshadows future events. This line foreshadows Creon’s unwillingness to listen to reason and the deaths that will occur because of his stubbornness.
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 does the chorus say about love?
The chorus also argues that love has the power to corrupt people, such as making just men unjust. Finally the chorus ends by confessing that they feel overcome with love for Antigone as well and feel like weeping as they see her being led to her “bridal chamber,” meaning tomb (813).
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.
Who does Creon blame for Haemon’s death?
What does Haemon use to kill himself? Who does the chorus blame for Creon’s grief? Who reports Eurydice’s death? Eurydice blames Antigone/ Creon for Haemon’s death and she blames Antigone/ Creon for Megareus’ death.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
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.
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!
Who does the chorus blame for Oedipus downfall?
The Chorus think, quite reasonably, that blinding himself has only made a terrible situation even worse and asks Oedipus what god drove him to this madness. Oedipus blames the god Apollo, then clarifies what he means. The god Apollo brought the original fate upon him.