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Unformatted text preview: or what guides their existence. In the case of state law, regardless of whether one agrees or disagrees with the state, the conscious experience of pondering rulership, the creation and application of laws, loyality, and the ramifications of living under a government enables one to lead an informed life where s/he consciously understands why s/he operates and lives as s/he does. Questionable actions taken by rulers, such as G.W. Bushs decision to invade Iraq and Creons decision to have Antigone killed, lead people to contemplate leadership, and weigh the benefits of being loyal against the risks of protesting for justice. Regardless of whether one supports the war, or values loyalty to the gods above all else, the process of contemplation that leads to the taking of a side makes decisions meaningful, and actions valuable....
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- Fall '08
- Antigone (The Oedipus Plays), Antigone, Creon