Rhetorical Devices In Antigone By Creon

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Creon’s view Sophocles the author of Antigone (441 b.c.) Creon’s monologue grabs the reader's attention by making the readers think about how the law is important and you should never go back on their word. After Creon supersedes the place of the king and then Antigone is caught dusting the body of Polyneices, she is jailed and Haemon is tries to protect her as she will be his wife. As the monologue goes you notice regular uses of rhetorical devices such as pathos ,and logos. Creon uses these devices to further help his argument and persuade his people and his son haemon of doing the right choice by following his new rule of thwarting to bury polyneices. By using pathos Creon makes his argument more emotional and helping it be more convincing more emotional and helping it be more convincing. Creon uses a rhetorical question like “do you want me to show myself weak before my people”line (26).This rhetorical question also uses pathos to make haemon more appealing to haemon and the readers. What Creon is telling Haemon is that if you don’t follow my law than how will the people respect me if my own son doesn’t.This addes emotional appeal to Haemon because by having them Know what Creon means by what he said of “show myself weak…” and what Creon’s position is of being king and that your son not following your first rule as a king.…show more content…
For example, Creon uses a rhetorical device called allusion on line 43 “This is why cities tumble and the great houses rain down”. This allusion is using logos as a logical appeal. Creon is saying that by not obeying his own law and letting Antigone go that that’s how he will come to end and Creon says that it has happened
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