Seven against Thebes

How does the author use foreshadowing in Seven against Thebes?

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In the first section, Eteocles address to the assembled Cadmeians and his generalizing hostis move rapidly, as will the play, to a focus on his own involvement; his description of the external threat to the city and his commands to the citizens as a group lead to his statement of his own, individual role; the messenger's speech itself moves from description of the invader to injunctions aimed primarily at Eteocles himself; and the messenger's focus on the foreign enemy is answered by Eteocles' emphasis on the native gods and land of Thebes, a movement that foreshadows the play's overall shift of focus from a foreign danger to an indigenous, earth-rooted curse.

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Seven against Thebes