That she is the cursed and that her behavior does not make her fate better are what the choral odes say about Antigone's fate in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).
Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone is described and self-described as the cursed daughter of a cursed royal house. The chorus is not sympathetic to Antigone's downfall. In fact, chorus members observe that like father, like daughter Antigone gets the fate that her uncontrolled behavior wins for her.
It is in the choral comments and odes that the chorus introduces the importance of history and fate in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, the chorus leader comments on the way in which Theban Princess Antigone's life is going because of her fateful behavior. The odes draw cultural parallels to ancient Greek literature. The comments and the odes emphasize the mysterious and non-mysterious workings of fate through the equivalent of historical examples.
Haemon's defense of Antigone and the choral odesare my favorite parts of "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, it is educational and entertaining to read the choral odes. The odes lead the audience through cultural and historical elaborations of and parallels to offstage and onstage events. Additionally, Theban Prince Haemon modernizes the play in his realistic defense of Antigone, his beloved first cousin and bride-to-be.
To entertain and to instruct are the purposes of the odes in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, the chorus entertain with the dancing that accompanies the singing of the odes. The members instruct the audience in cultural parallels that relate to and shed light on the play's characters and events. In particular, they use the odes to justify the albeit oftentimes mysterious workings of divine will and fate on human lives.
PrologueParados Episodes Choral Odes Exodos
It is to entertain and instruct that other myths are included in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, the ancient Greek dramatist deals with the themes of divine will, fate, human folly and wisdom. He incorporates parallels to similar experiences in other myths. The parallels tend to be found within the choral odes, by which the audience is entertained with the singing and instructed by the theme of the consequences of foolish and wise human behavior.
It is in the choral odes and Antigone's procession to her death that examples of imagery are found in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, the term parados describes the first onstage appearance of the chorus of Theban elders. The chorus enters with a song of striking imagery. The song likens Polyneices' attack on Thebes to the flight of predatory eagles and the struggle of smoldering dragons.
Readers may recommend 'Antigone' for the logic of the play's action. The incidents follow each other in dramatically effective order. The interest and the tension are maintained from beginning to end.Readers also may direct attention to unusual features within the choral odes. For example, the first and the third odes include unexpected 'systemata' at the ends of the strophes and antistrophes. Additionally, the third ode ends with a short conclusion in the way of an unexpected 'epode'
It is in the odes that poetry is found in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone's story is presented in dramatic format. Each episode is told in prose. But poetry may be appreciated in the odes that the chorus sings between each episode.
Curses, fate, flaws and punishment are four themes revealed by the chorus in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, the chorus of Theban elders devote the parados and the first ode to the human flaw of pride and recklessness. They discuss the divine curses on Theban Princess Antigone's father Oedipus and great-grandfather King Labdacus in the second ode. They mention fate in the third ode. They refer to punishment throughout all of the odes.
The choral odes relate as intermission, entertainment, and commentary to the play's action in 'Oedipus Rex'. First, they signal the end of one episode and the beginning shortly thereafter of the next. Second, they're performed by trained dancers and singers. The chorus that renders the odes may be identified as Theban elders. But the actual actors are anything but decrepit or untalented. Third, the odes tend to comment on important background to the action and on the actions preceding the particular interlude.
Formalism describes the elements of a drama as being predictable in their expression and presentation. One example in the play 'Antigone' is the very structure of the play. The play is organized into a set number of odes and episodes. The odes are the responsibility of the chorus, as the source of education about and entertainment for the play's readers and viewers. The episodes are the responsibility of the actors, as the source of the dramatic tension.