- 1 What side is the chorus on in Antigone?
- 2 Who is the chorus leader in Antigone?
- 3 How does the chorus view Antigone?
- 4 What is the role of the chorus and Choragos in Antigone?
- 5 What is the chorus attitude toward Creon’s decree?
- 6 What emotion does this exaggerated imagery imply?
- 7 Who killed Eteocles?
- 8 Who is chorus loyal to?
- 9 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
- 10 What is the penalty for disobeying Creon’s orders?
- 11 What foreshadowing of tragedy does the chorus provide?
- 12 Which side in the war does the chorus favor and why?
- 13 What role does the chorus serve in general?
- 14 Who caught Antigone burying her brother?
- 15 What does the chorus represent in Oedipus?
What side is the chorus on in Antigone?
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. It’s at their pleading that Creon decides not to sentence Ismene to death along with her sister.
Who is the chorus leader in Antigone?
Antigone (Sophocles play)
|Antigone in front of the dead Polynices by Nikiforos Lytras 1865|
|Characters||Antigone Ismene Creon Eurydice Haemon Tiresias Sentry Leader of the Chorus First Messenger Second Messenger|
How does the chorus view Antigone?
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.
What is the role of the chorus and Choragos in Antigone?
Choragos is the leader of the chorus and its spokesperson. The chorus has the following roles in Antigone: It explains the action. It interprets the action in relation to societal customs and the laws of the gods.
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 emotion does this exaggerated imagery imply?
What emotion does this exaggerated imagery imply? – The hyperbole in lines 308-312 is the exaggeration of the soldier’s desperation to be proved innocent. Their image of willingness to walk on fire and be swear by the gods imply that they are panicking too much already, and they will do everything just to be innocent.
Who killed Eteocles?
Polyneices then gathered a giant army and attacked Eteocles for the throne. Neither of the two sons won because they both ended up killing each other in battle.
Who is chorus loyal to?
The Chorus is the group of common people, who are the loyal and religious citizens of Thebes. They are very committed to the state, and played a very important role in showing the values of the ancient Greek. The chorus comments on the various decisions and actions of Creon and Antigone.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.
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 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.
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.).
What role does the chorus serve in general?
What role does the chorus serve in general? The chorus comments on the actions of the other characters in the play. It also fills in the blanks for the audience by providing background information, and it recites the prologue and the epilogue.
Who caught Antigone burying her brother?
Antigone defies the law, buries her brother, and is caught. When Creon locks her away in prison, she kills herself. Under Creon’s decree, the punishment for burying Polynices is death by stoning.
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.