Also in the speech between Haemon and Creon to free Antigone, what use of rhetoric are used (ethos, pathos, logos)?

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The dialogue between Haemon and Creon begins with relatively long speeches in which both men claim to be using reason to support their arguments. As the quarrel intensifies, the lines become progressively shorter, and the final portion of the dialogue takes a form known as stichomythia, in which characters alternate speaking single lines of verse at a rapid pace, a dramatic technique traditionally used to evoke intense emotion or anger (forms of pathos).

The initial parts of the dialogue use two main forms of argument. The first is argument from ethos, or the character of the speaker. In particular, Creon argues that he is older and wiser and a legitimate ruler of Thebes and his own family. Haemon argues that in his position as Creon's son, he can engage in parrhesia , a form of speech free from fear of repercussions, and articulate what the Theban citizens believe but are frightened to say. Second, both characters appeal to logos, or reason, with Creon emphasizing the necessity for order...

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