Definition of Antithesis

The concept that concerns us in this review has several references, as all of them, and regardless of the context in which they are applied, coincide in the transmission of the idea of ​​opposing, opposing.

Philosophy: opposition between two statements
At the behest of Philosophy, an antithesis is the opposition or opposition presented by two judgments or affirmations .
Typically human attitude that can be due to various causes
Human beings normally fall into this type of situation when we talk, when we act, when we think, that is, in any of our typically human actions we are contradictory by nature; Many times it can be due to the change in life circumstances that mean that, for example, today we are in one path and tomorrow in the other, due to the experiences that have been crossed in the past and that then left a teaching and life is seen otherwise to the one who used to do it.
The fact of the person's personality can also affect this opposition of judgments ; a changeable or cyclothymic person usually says one thing today and another totally different tomorrow.

Another situation can be the influence that someone exerts on another and that many times can determine that they change their way of thinking in an abrupt and resounding way.

Basically, the human being is contradictory and unsatisfied by nature.
" What you are telling me today is really the antithesis of what you confirmed to me yesterday ."
Person or thing that is totally opposite to another
On the other hand, the term antithesis is used to refer to that person or thing that in its conditions is totally opposite to another .
We usually apply this sense to people, ideas, opinions, among others.

When one individual is totally different from another, it will be spoken in terms of antithesis. To determine this question, basic characteristics of the personality of two people are usually considered, which are compared and are the ones that precisely allow us to draw that conclusion , if they are opposed.
In a couple, for example, the wife is super outgoing while her husband is very quiet and shy. Such characteristics will be evident and it can be said that one is the antithesis of the other.
" The truth is that the father is the antithesis of the son, it is incredible ."

For example, Juan is Mario's father, then, because of such a filial relationship, it is assumed that both will share preferences, behaviors, among other issues, however, and despite this relationship they are totally different, then, this idea of ​​the antithesis.
Also and beyond the personality profiles one can speak of antithesis in physical matter, such is the case of two brothers, one is fat and the other very skinny, so it can be said that they are the antithesis of each other in terms of body composition.
A priori, and of course erroneously, many times it is taken for granted that there should be similarities or the same tastes between people who maintain a direct family bond, however, this is not the case and despite the close bond there are many, many differences.
Rhetorical resource that involves contrasting two sentences that present opposite ideas
And in the field of Rhetoric , the art of expressing oneself correctly and effectively, embellishing the expression of concepts and giving language the necessary effect to delight, convince and move the reader or viewer, the antithesis, turns out to be a stylistic resource that it consists in contrasting two phrases, phrases or verses , in each of which opposing ideas are expressed, or failing that, more subjective impressions that are experienced as opposites.

An example of this type of resource is evidenced in this sentence: "Boys go for the sun and girls for the moon."
The purpose of this figure of speech is to oppose two ideas, usually using two antonym words or phrases that have an opposite meaning.

It is proposed to emphasize an idea in order to help better understand its meaning.
This figure belongs to the rhetorical figures of thought
A simple way to recognize antitheses is through various words, such as on the contrary, however, or but . Usually those mentioned top them.

 

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