Rhetorical Devices In Antigone

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“ You can 't convince anyone of anything. You can only give them the right information, so that they convince themselves”-Eben Pagan. In the story the characters all try to persuade one another to do to what one believes is right. Antigone begs her sister Ismene for help burying their brother which isn’t allowed to be buried. Ismene is afraid of the consequences yet Antigone doesn’t care about which gets her in serious trouble. Haimon tells his father Creon that killing Antigone is a mistake and that he should try to listen to advice because he doesn’t know everything.Teiresias told Creon the same things as Haimon, but he has to make everything right because he will regret what 's in stored for him. Antigone, Haimon, Teiresias all use logical, ethical and emotional appeals to be persuasive towards a goal. Antigone uses emotional appeals to persuade her sister Ismene to help her bury their brother Polyneices. Antigone wants to bury her brother but Ismene is afraid to help because of the consequences. Antigone tries to persuade her sister by saying “ There it is, and now you can prove what you are, A true sister, or a traitor to your family” (Sophocles et al 190). Antigone tries get her sister to help her by telling her she has to make a choice between her family or let fear get in the way. Technically saying you’re with us or against us. Antigone knows that her sister Ismene will rethink her decision and take part in the burial. Antigone not only said that Ismene would be
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