Antigone Essay | Creon's Speech

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Creon's Speech

Summary: Analyze the syntax and diction of Creon's Speech
A man who possesses confidence dignity and the ability to grasp audiences with the utilization of powerful literary devices best carries out persuasion. Creon's successful persuasion and convincing abilities stem from these traits in conjunction with his use of rhetorical questions, syntax and diction when he is falsely accused of "more than scandal, but of grievous imputation." While listening to Creon, any man would find it difficult not to be persuaded because of his powerful ability to convince. Creon's persuasive tone is complimented with his use of rhetorical questions and his choice of syntax and diction.

Rhetorical questions are powerful elements that are used to stress a point. The specific rhetorical questions Creon uses in his speech are meant to act as tools to exonerate his predicament. Creon asks Oedipus, "Would any man exchange a quiet life, with royal rank assured, for an uneasy throne"" knowing that Oedipus...

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