Haimon's Speech In Sophocles Antigone

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Should you go with your fiance's option if he or she is right, or you will always go with your parents's decision? The story of Antigone takes place in Thebes, which is a city in Greece where Antigone, the protagonist, who she follows the divine law while Creon follows his own man made law. Through Haimon's speech to Creon in which he conveys Creon that every law need a reason behind it otherwise it's just a blank paper with no meaning. Sophocles uses syntax, figurative language, and repetition to reveal determination, just law, and the value of a person.

Based on Haimon's speech, he uses syntax and repetition to convey Creon; Haimon's father that his law is wrong and he should free Antigone from her death. When Haimon says, "She kept him from dogs and vultures. Is this a crime?" reveals that Haimon is trying to use repetition to show that Creon law is not reasonable in q question form when he says "dogs and vultures" which are
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In the middle of the speech, Haimon says, "To reason correctly, the gift to speak, the soul- A man like that, when you know him, turns out empty" implies that Creon is actually an empty shell with no human soul inside by using the god's gift to let we speak as human in an illogical , creating an unjust law. The "gift" implying that the power that we have to speak has been given naturally unlike other things that we are required to buy to own. Not only that Haimon is strongly letting Creon know that he have no crate this law wise enough, and there's still time to change it before it's too late. At the end of Haimon's speech, he says. "The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach" implying that Creon should learn from his own son because he's the one who know what is reasonable -fair, logical and those who can teach is those who can explain their decision in a logical way unlike

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