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Obeying the Higher Law

Summary: Discusses the play Antigone, by Sophocles. Analyzes the moral authority of characters Creon and Antogone, ultimately supporting Antigone.

"Never by my consent will the worthless stand higher

than the just. But whoever is loyal to this city will

be honored by me in death as well as life. - Creon

During an age of numerous wars, the fundamental concern for the people of the democratic city of Athens was the defense of their polis, or state. Those who hindered the protection of the state were not given the role of good citizens, but instead heralded as a danger to the system of the government and the safety of the country. Creon, the king of Athens, held no respect for the man who put his family and dear ones before the state. In his mine the state was supreme . Amidst all of this new thinking, there was one who still clung to the traditional values of family and kinship. Antigone was determined to break the...

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