Antigone Essay | Morals Of The Heart

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Summary: This is the comparison of Antigone and Andrew Goodman who both tried to do a moral action where they instead had to pay with death.
"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but must be followed by a sense of futility" (King). This quote, stating that a riot against something may not change it but will cause an emotional cleansing and a feeling of inadequacy, parallels Sophocles's play, Antigone, and Andrew Goodman's life. Antigone and Andrew Goodman must have felt similar by attempting to do the moral thing, by burring her brother or by liberating the blacks. Both Antigone and Andrew Goodman, a civil rights activist, resisted from immoral actions and insisted on acting upon the moral deed therefore paying with death.

Antigone decides that she must to do the moral thing and risk getting killed by the king Creon. Antigone decides that "`stoning to...

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