Sophocles' antigone, though written during the very first democracy of athens, is a perfect example of the philosophy of civil disobedience that resembles many social struggles in recent history. The western world in general and the united states in particular both have long histories of civil disobedience from sophocles' character antigone to henry david thoreau to martin luther king jr, the consistent theme of civil disobedience has been conscience. The rule of law and civil disobedience appear to be two concepts that are diametrically opposed, but a reading of sophocles' antigone and plato's apology suggests that they are often compatible ideals if viewed with the existence of a higher authority in mind. View essay - civil disobedience in antigone and martin luther king jr from iuf 1000 at university of florida 1 amanda fernandes section 061a ivy margosian 3/20/2017 civil disobedience in antigone. I need a quote from antigone thats related on civil disobedience i need the page number also from the book the book i'm using to find a quote is the oedipus plays of sophocles and using the last section of the book antigone where i need the quote from. Antigone by sophocles: scene 2, ode 2 is the story which i have not read, and the question is: blank + creon sentences antigone to death = civil disobedience must be punish regardless of the circumstance.
The disobedience by antigone of the non-burial edict and by haemon of two royal commands are examples of civil disobedience in antigone by sophocles. (f di on civil disobedience, jurisprudence, feminism and the law in the antigones of sophocles and anouilh susan w tiefenbrun antigone's star has shone brightly through the millennia. Antigone quotes women: antigone: if you say so, you will make me hate you, / and the hatred of the dead, by all rights civil disobedience = adultery house = state never lose your sense of judgment over a woman. One of the oldest depictions of civil disobedience is in sophocles' play antigone, in which antigone, one of the daughters of former king of thebes, oedipus, defies creon, the current king of thebes, who is trying to stop her from giving her brother polynices a proper burial. Start studying antigone= martin luther king jr learn abbygold724 antigone= martin luther king jr study play defiance and opposition in sophocles' antigone, antigone is trapped in a dilemma between her we can compare her motives for civil disobedience to those of king's. Civil disobedience in antigone the short play, antigone, was written in 441 bc by the greek playwright sophocles it deals with some of the most basic problems that affect a society.
Civil disobedience/antigone quote analysis spoken by antigone law to ignore those being trampled by the law however, in this situation, when the oppressed actively participated in civil disobedience, the situation forced the whites (in this case. The play, antigone, deals with some of the most basic problems that affect society one of them is civil disobedience the actions of the white rose. How do we use language to persuade how do we use drama to instruct what is the role of civil disobedience a study of language in antigone by sophocles. Free essay: exploration of civil disobedience in sophocles' antigone, king's letter from birmingham jail, and plato's from crito civil disobedience spawns a.
This chapter examines the connection between civil disobedience, jurisprudence, and feminism in ancient and modern comparative legal systems as viewed from a postmodernist perspective by comparing sophocles' antigone, written in athens in 5th century bc, and jean anouilh's antigone, written. Civil disobedience of antigone and mrs hale civil disobedience is the purposeful violation of a law to show that it is unconstitutional or morally defective. Based on sophocles' antigone trilogy civil disobedience- the violation a law based on a conflict of moral or ethical values- has long been a controversial topic of discussion among scholars and students alike what constitutes an unjust law what should a citizen do when a law does. This general attitude that kant takes towards civil disobedience and the public sphere can be succinctly summarized by a phrase near the end of but his definition of civil disobedience is woefully incomplete civil disobedience is more than sophocles antigone trans robert fagles new. Show summary details preview this chapter examines the connection between civil disobedience, jurisprudence, and feminism in ancient and modern comparative legal systems as viewed from a postmodernist perspective by comparing sophocles' antigone, written in athens in 5th century bc, and jean. Nor individuation (1984) pp p 1960) 6 in the complete greek antigone sophocles to civil disobedience: jacobs beres university and role in the american landscape 14 15 16 deforrest documents similar to civil disobedience antigone 2 skip carousel carousel previous carousel next.
Antigone and civil disobedience by beth doggett (posted by permission of the writer, 12/20/05 in the quest to examine and define the term civil disobedience, history provides numerous examples to look at throughout time and across various cultures. Struggling with sophocles's antigone check out our thorough summary and analysis of this literary masterpiece skip to navigation skip antigone wrestles with civil disobedience remember how ismene asks antigone to just forget about burying their brother's body.
Sophocles demonstrates through antigone's actions how civil disobedience should be the driving force behind any society though it may be met with dire consequences. The major themes in antigone, the play written by sophocles in or before 441 bc, include natural law, pride, gender, blindness vs sight, civil disobedience, family loyalty, and free will vs.