Ethical, And Injustices In Antigone By Sophocles

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In Antigone, a story by Sophocles, some of the main characters, Antigone, Creon, and Tiresias all use logical, ethical, and emotional appeals to try to persuade others towards their goals. Antigone is a very fiery, determine character who tends to use emotional and logical appeals to help persuade others. In the story Creon the new king bans all people of Thebes from burying Antigone 's brother Polynices. Antigone sees this as unfair so they decides to do something about it. First she tries to persuade her more reserved sister Ismene to help her. Once Antigone starts to realize her argument isn 't working she asks, “A true sister or a traitor to family?” (Sophocles et al. 190). Antigone uses a pathos or an emotional appeal here to try and convince Ismine. The appeal will help convince Ismene because no one wants to be called a traitor because it has a negative connotation. Also no one wants to let down there family. The combination of both of these bad things will create a sense of guilt inside Ismine making her feel persuaded to help out Antigone. Also while trying to persuade Ismene Antigone tries to emphasize the harsh reality to Ismine hoping that she will then change her mind. She does this by quoting Creon when he says, “No one shall bury him. No one shall mourn for him” (190). Here Antigone uses the pathos appeal, again appealing to Ismines emotions. She does this in order to try to make Ismene change her mind. When Ismene hears this she is going to feel bad
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