Conscience and law is resolved when Creon acted according to the law, not the conscience of advisors, and was punished. The theme is “Divine authority resides in the conscience and is to be regarded as superior to human law.”
acted according to the law, not the conscience of advisors, and was punished. The theme is “Divine authority resides in the conscience and is to be regarded as superior to human law.”
Which theme do the Chorus’ lines reveal? Divine authority is more powerful than human authority.
Which tragic element do the Chorus Leader’s lines reveal? Which statement summarizes the main idea of these lines? Prideful attitudes lead to tragedy.
At the end of Oedipus the King, the Chorus conflates the people of “Thebes” with the audience in the theater. The message of the play, delivered directly to that audience, is one of complete despair: “count no man happy till he dies, free of pain at last” (1684).
Which theme do the tragic deaths of Haemon and Eurydice reveal? The ultimate authority belongs to the gods.
The conflict between divine law and civic law drives much of the plot in the tragedy Antigone. Antigone represents divine law because she has chosen to bury her brother to fulfill the requirements of the gods rather than leave him unburied in compliance with the decree of Creon, who stands for civic law.
Without lament without a friend. The mood that is created in the audience through Antigone’s lines and situation is pity.
Definition. Hamartia as it pertains to dramatic literature was first used by Aristotle in his Poetics. In tragedy, hamartia is commonly understood to refer to the protagonist’s error or tragic flaw that leads to a chain of actions which culminate in a reversal of events from felicity to disaster.
“Suspenseful” describes the mood this passage creates for the audience.
Antigone’s death occurs first in the play.
In the play, we learn that the chorus helps foreshadow events and direct events in the story. What role does a Chorus play in tragedy? … The chorus represents the people of Thebes’s feelings and actions to the situations that arise in Thebes.
How does Antigone respond when the guards seize her? She is clear-headed and admits to the deed. Which statement by Haemon foreshadows a future event? “Then she will die and, dying, destroy another.”
How does Creon respond to this advice? He accuses Tiresias of being bribed and refuses to bury Polynicies.
Punishment for defying Creon and burying Polynices is death by stoning.
Like Eteocles, Ismene chooses to be loyal to the government. Like Polyneices, Antigone is willing to defy human authority to follow what she believes to be right. Antigone seems to stand alone as the character who is loyal to her family and the gods.
What does the passage reveal about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks? They believed the gods were powerful enough to rescue them. They believed the gods despised them. They believed the gods inflicted disease on them.
The main source of conflict between Antigone and Creon is the issue of the burial of Antigone’s dead brother. Both of her brothers were killed in battle, however one brother fought against their home city and was considered a traitor. Creon issued a law that whoever tries to bury this man will be put to death.
The main idea of the Sophocles, Antigone story goes around the idea of divine law and state laws. … Antigone does not denies it and admit that she buried Polynices by saying that she was fallowing her divine law which state that burial rites should be the same for all.
The central conflict in the play is between a higher law (the law of the gods) and mere human law (the law of kings, parliaments, and citizens’ assemblies). Antigone represents the former, whereas Creon, king of Thebes, represents the latter. In Thebes, Creon is the law: what he says, goes.
Q. Which best states the theme audiences in Ancient Greece learned from Antigone? Pride goes before a fall.
In Antigone, dramatic irony is used when the sentry comes to tell Creon that the body of Polyneices has been given a light burial. Creon has ordered that the body be watched by the guards so that no one would be able to bury the body.
Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information: Ironically, Creon loses two people that he loves, Eurydice and Haemon, as a result of disrespecting the gods by not burying Polyneices and sentencing Antigone to death.
At the end of the tragic events, Creon blames his own hubris for his tragic end. As a result of his excessive pride and stubbornness, King Creon suffers the end of many a tragic Greek hero: he falls because of his pride. King Creon has put himself above the gods with his insistence that he be obeyed.
Sick as you are, not one is as sick as I. Groans for the city, for myself, for you. -Oedipus’ intended meaning is: that Oedipus is saying that the city is going through suffering. He is also saying how he is suffering more because he has to deal with him for the good of the city.
Which event causes Eteocles and Polyneices to engage one another in battle? The Theban army counterattacks.
What is revealed about Creon through Haemon’s dialogue? … Creon prefers to rely on his own wisdom. Creon prefers to rely on his own wisdom.
Eurydice learns of her son’s death, and blames her husband the king. She seeks to punish him for Haemon’s death.
The Exodus or closing lines of Antigoneemphasize the play’s overall theme and stress the cause of Creon’s tragic downfall.
What does the figurative language (used by the guard who arrests Antigone) reveal about how Antigone feels? She is mourning.
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. … It explains the situation and evaluates characters like a good critic.
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.
The purpose of the Greek chorus was to provide background and summary information to the audience to help them understand what was going on in the performance. Because Greek theatres were so large, the members of the chorus had to work hard to look and sound like one person.
Antigone defends her actions by saying that she needed to obey the laws of the gods. She says she welcomes death because she says that she is only mortal and wants to die (whenever that may be) knowing she died for a good cause.