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What is the Greek Chorus's Purpose

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Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles, 401 BC

Sophocles. "Oedipus at Colonus: Episode 4." Trans. E. F. Watling. The Theban Plays. N.p.: Penguin, 1974. 108-11. Print.

The Chorus's purpose in the opening speech of this excerpt is

A

to warn Polynices that war should be avoided at all costs.

B

to remind the audience that we will all die painfully.

C

to reinforce the idea that death is inevitable.

D

to criticize foolish and greedy men.

E

to characterize Oedipus as a tragic hero.