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Antigone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Ode 2 (Second Stasimon) Summary

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Ode 2 (Second Stasimon) Summary

This ode implies the problems of Antigone are the result of her father, Oedipus. God's wrath is passed on to future generations. This parallels the water image depicted in this stasimon, one of destruction and overwhelming power.

Contrary to the last time this collective group of citizens spoke, the Chorus now shows compassion, a decided change in tone. The Chorus also brings up the evil in pride and cautions that even though men can be happy in evildoings, they will inevitably have to face truth and justice.

Ode 2 (Second Stasimon) Analysis

Another set of choral songs praises the man who has lived a just life, never feeling God's anger, bringing their song back to Antigone's father, Oedipus and his sin. Although Creon's metaphoric boat is supposedly safely in port, Sophocles builds on that with his water simile. Rather than water as a life-giving...

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