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Antigone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Parados Summary

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Parados Summary

The Chorus informs the audience of the battle that precipitated the earlier scene. The day before, the Argive Army attacked Thebes and was driven back. Choragos, the Chorus's leader, explains that "the wild eagle screaming," Polyneices, led the attack on his own home, but Thebes answered his battle cry. Choragos goes on to share with the readers that God supported the Theban warriors since He does not support the proud, such as Polyneices and the Argive army. Choragos and the Chorus, a group of singers and dancers meant to represent the common man, share that two brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles, slew each other. Then the Chorus celebrates this ultimate Theban victory.

Parados Analysis

The Parados follows the Prologue in traditional Greek tragedy structure. The Chorus, a group of non-professionals meant to represent ordinary citizens, marches into the orchestra, a circular area on which chorus members...

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