• anonymous
CREON: But you should know the most obdurate wills are those most prone to break. The strongest iron tempered in the fire to make it really hard— that’s the kind you see most often shatter. Explain how the figurative language in the passage reveals Creon’s tone.
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  • anonymous
Creon is using an analogy to explain that the most stubborn of people are the ones who give in the most, comparing this to the tempered iron that shatters most often. This kind of comparison shows the wisdom of Creon in this instance and how he is able to pass it down. So what kind of tone do you feel that he has right now?

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