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Antigone rebellion - Williams 1 Ryan Williams EN 102 Christine M Smith The Choice to Rebel In any society modern or ancient laws tell the people

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Williams 1 Ryan Williams EN 102 September 25, 2006 Christine M. Smith The Choice to Rebel In any society, modern or ancient, laws tell the people what they can and can not do. These constraints always have some effect on their subjects and sometimes these people feel as if they are being subjected to unfair conditions. They feel they deserve something different, something better. Most often, these people just complain about the laws to others, but they never do anything. Then, there are the people who disregard the rules and decide to make their desires a reality. In both Antigone and John Brown’s Holy War , the conflict at hand is a law that the protagonists do not agree with, and he or she decides to take matters into his or her own hands. When Antigone and John Brown do so, however, a whole different issue is raised. Not only are they unhappy with a law issued by an official, but they are also rebelling against the government of the territory or country in which they live. These rebellions end up costing them their lives, and make the reader ask themselves if their actions were really worth the price they had to pay. Obviously, to them, their cause was important enough to give their life for. In Antigone , Antigone finds a cause that is worth just this. There is a horrible war that affects every character in the play. Antigone is affected because it takes her brothers from her, both fighting for different sides. One fought for the king, the other fought against him. Since one of the brothers, Eteokles, was fighting for the king’s cause, he was granted permission to be buried properly. This enabled his body to “pass on” and continue to the
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course EN 102 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '06 term at Butler.

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Antigone rebellion - Williams 1 Ryan Williams EN 102 Christine M Smith The Choice to Rebel In any society modern or ancient laws tell the people

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