Why has Creon called the chorus together?

What analogy does the chorus make about Thebes?

God hates the bray of bragging tongues. He hates those who arrogantly brag of their successes.

Why has Creon called the chorus together?

Calls them together to say that he is the new king of Thebes because of the death of his brother-in-law and his nephews. Eteocles fought for Thebes and Polyneices fought for the enemy.

What animal is Polyneices compared to?

Wild eagle screaming; he is on the attack with no mercy.

What animal is Polyneices compared to?

Is the chorus allusion to Aphrodite appropriate?

Aphrodite is alluded in Antigone to portray the wickedness of love, and the control it has over men. The chorus refers to Aphrodite and her use of love to control men when Creon and his son argue about Antigone.

What is the analogy the Choragos makes about Polyneices?

He is compared to a wild eagle swooping down on the city of Thebes.

What metaphor does Creon use to describe Thebes in his opening speech?

Creon uses the metaphor of a ship that has passed through a storm recently to describe Thebes’ current situation. The ship symbolizes Thebes, while the storm represents Polyneices and his army.

What two analogies does haemon use to show that Creon should be flexible?

Haemon compares Creon to a tree that doesn’t bend and gets torn up for being stubborn, and he also uses a metaphor on sailing.

What comment does the chorus makes about life and 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.

For what reason has Creon called the chorus to the palace to speak with them?

regarding his refusal to bury Polynices’ body.

What does the chorus call Creon?

They call him the new king because he won the battle. So far, Antigone and Ismene have informed the audience of Etocles’ and Polynices’ killing one another.

Why does Creon summon chorus senators?

He is getting fat, but doesn’t want to tell Creon the information. Why is it that the sentinel hastened– at my leisure (page 10)? It may be the gods wanting to bury him.

What does Creon want the chorus for?

He will not put Ismene to death, but Antigone will be walled up inside a cave. If she starves to death, the gods cannot blame Thebes for her death.

Why was Polyneices compared to an eagle?

it is a sensory detail that evokes the image of the frightful power and wildness of a battle cry. it is an example of figurative language designed to compare Polyneices to a fierce bird.

Why does Choragos compare Polyneices to an eagle?

He is compared to a wild eagle swooping down on the city of Thebes. Thebes, in this case, is the personification of those who rise to defend the city. Collectively, Thebes is compared to a dragon.

Who is Polynices Antigone?

Polyneices is the brother of Antigone, Ismene, and Eteocles. His name means ‘many troubles, and he’s generally remembered as ‘the bad brother’, because he attacked Thebes with a foreign army.

Who is Polyneices to Creon?

Haemon- He is Creon’s son. Haemon is supposed to marry Antigone, however, when Creon banishes Antigone to her death, Haemon runs off. He is later found, dead by her side, after committing suicide for his lost love. Polyneices- He is the eldest son of Oedipus and Jocasta

How does Aphrodite relate to Antigone?

Aphrodite is alluded in Antigone to portray the wickedness of love, and the control it has over men. The chorus refers to Aphrodite and her use of love to control men when Creon and his son argue about Antigone.

How does Aphrodite relate to Antigone?

Who is Aphrodite in Antigone?

Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is undefeatable and makes all men toys in her hands. Love strikes the Chorus, too: they weep at the approach of Antigone, making her way / to her bed. Antigone enters, bemoaning her last road as she walks toward her death. Her husband is to be Acheron, Lord of Death (l.

What does the Chorus believe is at fault?

The chorus blames Antigone for her death. Both Creon and Antigone’s major weakness is their pride. They all blinded by their own sense of self, and they believe that their way is the only right way. As a result, they go through a brutal course of events, ending in either death or loss for the both of them.

Why does the Chorus make an allusion to Danae?

The chorus alludes to another goddess, Danae, when they speak of how Antigone will be locked away in a cell where sunlight cannot touch her. Danae, was the daughter of King Acrisius, who was locked away in a tower when prophecy stated her son would kill her father.

What metaphor is used to describe Polyneices?

He calls Polyneices an eagle.

What analogy does chorus make about Thebes?

God hates the bray of bragging tongues. He hates those who arrogantly brag of their successes.

What does the Choragos suggest that Creon do to make things right?

He must free Antigone and make a tomb for Polynices.

What does Ismene think they should do about Polyneices body and why?

Ismene believes she is scared/out of fear and needs to obey orders. Antigone is determined, she believes she needs to do what is right, even if death is involved. They both believe Polyneices should have a proper burial

What metaphor does Creon use to describe his country?

My country is safe itself, and only when she is upright can our sailing find friends. The country is a boat and he is the captain of the ship. Creon discusses the edict and explains his reasons for it.

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