Oedipus + Antigone

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fourthe number of children Oedipus and Jocasta have togethergauges his eyes outOedipus does this when he finds out the prophecy came truesuicideJocasta does this when she finds out the prophecy came trueEteoclesthe brother who refused to give up the throne of Thebeseach otherWho do the brothers kill in their battle for the throne of Thebes?suffering, wisdom, pride, power, higher law, justice, religion vs. politics, womenthemes of Antigonemaleall Greek actors were of this genderExpositionbasic information; what's going on; characters, setting, conflict; the introductionInciting or Exciting Forcean event or character that moves action forward (usually a key decision)rising actiona series of events that lead to the turning pointturning pointthings start to work against the protagonist because of a shift in fortunefalling actionevents after the turning point that lead to a catastrophe; the results of the turning pointmoment of final suspensethe moment when it looks like tragedy may be avoidedcatastrophethe effects of the tragedy are full; the death or complete downfall of the tragic herocatharsisrelieving emotions through art; purging of emotions of pity and fear that leaves the viewer both relieved and elatedchoragusleader of the chorustragic heroa character who: 1. is neither completely good nor completely bad but has good intentions 2. is of royal birth or holds an elevatedolace in society 3. possesses a tragic flaw 4. has a downfall because of the tragic flaw5. recognizes his/her own error, accepts its tragic consequences, and his humbledhubrisarrogance or overwhelming pride that causes the hero's transgression against the gods; usually, the tragic flawprologueintroductory speech delivered to the audience by one of the actors or actresses before a play beginsparodosthe first ode, or choral song, in a Greek tragedy, chanted by the Chorus as it enters the Orchestrasceneone fo the series of structural units into which a play or acts of a play are dividedstrophethe part of the ode that the Chorus chants as it moves from right to left across the stageantistropheThe part of the ode that the Chorus chants as it moves from left to right across the stageodefollows each scene; seperate from one scene to the next; provide the Chorus' response to the preceding scenetragic flawa fundamental character weakness, such as excessive pride, ambition, or jealousypaeana choral hymn in praise of a god; in Antigone, the Chorus is prasing Dionysiusexodos/exodusthe final, or exit, scenetragedyto arouse pity and fear in the audience so that we may be pruged, or leansed, of these unsettling emotionschorusgroups of dancers and singers who comment on the action of the play; in ancient Greece, their songs used to make up the bulk of the playAntigonedaughter and half-sister of OedipusIsmeneAntigone's sisterChorusthe council of elders in ThebesChorus Leaderhas lines in conversationsCreonAntigone's uncle on her mother's sidewatchmanone of those set to guard the corpsetiresiasprophet of ApolloHaemonCreon's son, Antigone's fiancemessengera servant of Creon'sEurydiceCreon's wife, Haemon's motherthe royal house of Thebesthe first setting of the playIsmene and Antigonethe first scene is a fight between these two charactersIsmenethis character refuses to help Antigone bury her brother's bodyThe conflictPolyneices' body is left unburied because he is viewed as a "traitor" ; by royal order, anyone who buries his body will be put to deathCreonIn the second scene, this character reveals his decree that anyone who buries Polyneices will dieCreon's valuesLoyalty to state over family, staying true to one's word, speaking upWatchmanAlmost immediately after the decree, this character informs Creon that the body had been buried, using a sprinkling of dustWatchmanCreon initially blames this character for the burialMoneyCreon claims that men are controlled by thisAntigoneThe second episode begins with this character being brought to Creon, arrested for burying the bodyYesDoes Antigone admit that she buried the body?IsmeneCreon says that he will kill this character as well, believing in his state of rage that she helped AntigoneyesInitally, does Antigone fear death?NoDoes this character claim to not have assisted Antigone?YesWas Ismene lying when she said that she helped AntigoneCreon and HaemonEpisode 3 is a conversation between these two charactersWomenCreon believes that Haemon is controlled by thisHelping his fatherHaemon disguises his pleading for Antigone as thisYoungCreon discredits Haemon advice because he is thisKilling IsmeneAfter the conversation with Haemon, Creon does change his mind about thisAntigone's final prayerThis is Episode 4Marriage and childbirthAntigone mourns the fact that she will never experience these thingsA martyr/godAntigone does not want to be viewed as this after her deathGrief for her familyAntigone reveals that this is her greatest agonyIrreplaceableAntigone says that she buried her brother because he is thisreverenceAntigone says that she is being executed for thispremature deathThe Chorus tries to console Antigone by offering her stories of thisMiasmaFrom tiresias we learn that this from Polyneices' body infected the land and now the gods will not take sacrificesHaemon will dieTiresias tells Creon that, unless he buries the dead and unburies the living, this will happenYesAfter hearing Tiresias' prophecy, does Creon change his mind?HaemonThe 6th episode begins with the information that this character killed himselfEurydiceAfter hearing the news of Haemon's death, this character goes inside silentlyAntigoneThis character hung herself inside her tombHaemonThis character, upon seeing Antigone, stabbed himselfCreonBefore killing himself, Haemon tried to kill this characterYesDid Haemon and Antigone love each other?EurydiceThis character kills herself in the Exodus after hearing of her son's deathEurydice's last words"These are your crimes, Childkiller!"DeathAfter hearing of his wife and son's deaths, Creon begs and prays for thisStay alive and sufferThe Chorus tells Creon that it is his fate to do thisWiseThe play ends with a warning to be this