Antigone deals directly with characters struggling to have their voices heard. In Scene Three, Haimon and Creon argue their points and attempt to persuade one another while using different rhetoric techniques.
According to Aristotle, rhetoric is "the ability, in each particular case, to see the available means of persuasion." According to Aristotle, there are three main forms of rhetoric: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. To guide you in understanding persuasion, use any of these websites to help you: Art of Rhetoric , Ethos, Pathos, Logos or Modes of Persuasion.
For this blog assignment, I want you to examine the speeches and comment on how the characters try to persuade one another. You should reference one or more modes of persuasion. You should also comment on possible flaws/points in their arguments and your comment should point to what larger idea(s) is being expressed.
Open Response Rubric
4 - 400 words, follows organizational model, refers to and integrates text, analyzes persuasive technique and points to larger idea
3 - 300 words, has organization, refers to text, some reference to persuasive techniques, and points to larger idea
2 - 200 words, may or may not quote text, refers generally to persuasive techniques, may or may not mention larger idea
1 - less than 200 words, does not directly refer to text or elements of persuasion
The text of the speech can be found at this website: http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/sophocles/antigone.htm The speeches begin on lines 720-820. I will also allow you to take the text home, if needed.
The assignment is due November 9th.