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Scenes 4and 5- Antigone
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What is the chorus's attitude toward Antigone? How is this different from earlier in the play?
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.
In lines 37-44, what feelings does Antigone express about her father?
She believes that her father's crimes have infected the family and that her misfortunes are linked to the curse of his actions.
What is happening at the end of scene 4?
Antigone is being locked in the vault.
According to Teiresias, what is the "new calamity" that Creon has brought to Thebes? (lines 25-31)
Because Polynieces is not buried, the city is cursed. Dogs and birds that have eaten the body are now diseased. The gods refuse to listen the Thebans' prayers and sacrifices.
In lines 48 to 61, what does Creon accuse Teiresias of wanting from him?
What does Teiresias predict for Creon in lines 70-87? What crime has Creon committed to deserve this?
Creon's house will be cursed. He will pay "corpse for corpse, flesh for flesh." His crime is keeping Polynieces from the gods and sending Antigone to an early death.
What does the Choragus tell Creon that he must do to prevent this?
He must free Antigone and make a tomb for Polynieces.
What is a Paean?
A prayer, asking for assistance from the gods. In this paean, Dionysus is invoked.
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