In Anouilh's version of "Antigone" the chorus is there to represent the views of the playwright and to remind the audience that it is watching a theatrical play, not a realist portrayal so we focus more on the message and theme rather that the action of the players. The chorus comes out at the beginning of the play and tells us the entire story. He implies that Antigone must play her part "until the end". This implies that each character cannot escape his or her destiny. The chorus then returns in the middle of the play, just to remind the audience that this is a play and not reality. Then the chorus presents a "digression on tragedy". At the end of the play, the chorus acts like a traditional Greek chorus when he reminds Creon that Antigone is still a child. This moralizing was a tradition among Greek choruses during Sophocles' time. And, once again, the chorus helps remind the audience of the message of the play.