Civil Law v. Divine Law Sophocles' play Antigone examines the age-old conflict between divine law and civil law, including the life-and-death consequences of obeying one system over the other. The title character of Antigone believes divine law is the only legitimate, binding system governing a person's actions and their consequences. Viewing the civil laws of Thebes as unjust, Antigone buries her brother's remains in direct defiance of Creon's edicts that forbid such actions. She is completely shameless for her disobedience, stating "I did it. I deny nothing."
Orwell then stresses the point that humans should not seek for perfection. As Marilyn Monroe once said, “Imperfection is beauty.” This quote coincides with Orwell’s argument because he believes that humans should embrace our faults and be unlike someone like Gandhi whose goal is to be immaculate and progress into sainthood. He believed, “Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent . . .” Orwell like to think that perfection and sainthood was far too much for one to handle seeing as how no being is perfect.
Ismene mentions that she is unable to defy the State, while Antigone feels that she must break the law in order to honor her brother. Antigone’s defiance of the king is not an attempt to redefine gender roles, but rather an attempt to defy an edict that was unjust. As St. Augustine mentioned, “An unjust law is no law at all (McCabe, 2011).” Antigone’s reaction to the law demonstrates that the law is both unfair and unjust. By acknowledging men as stronger along with claiming to
She deserves a glowing crown of gold!” (Sophocles, 1984, pg. 95). This difference in what the people believed was just and what the king thought was just shows us how a state ruled by the people rather than one man is the best way to keep the states power over its people in check. Antigone finds Creon’s decree to be unjust so she breaks the law and does what she thinks is the right thing to do. In most societies this type of disrespect for the law is looked
In the quote below Rand explains why she rejects religion outright, and she believes man himself deserves the attention: Just as religion has preempted the field of ethics, turning morality against man, so it has usurped the highest moral concepts of our language, placing them outside this earth and beyond man’s reach. “Exaltation” is usually taken to mean an emotional state evoked by contemplating the supernatural. “Worship” means the emotional experience of loyalty and dedication to something higher than man… But such concepts do name actual emotions, even though no supernatural dimension exists; and these emotions are experienced as uplifting or ennobling, without the self-abasement required by religious definitions.
Second, Creon abused his power by thinking that he can change or break the laws of the Gods and not allowing other people to break his laws. He did not want to burry Polyneices' body because he believe a traitor who fought against his home land doesn’t deserve the sane burial as a son who died defending his homeland , but one of the God's laws is that every
Both of them believe that they are doing the right thing for two totally different reasons. Richard Strout kills Frank Fowler because he is in love with Mary Ann, Richard Strout’s ex-wife. Matt Fowler does not find it difficult to kill Richard Strout because it would give his wife peace; “It’s the trial. We can’t go through that, my wife and me…” (Dubus 111). Even though the major theme of this story is revenge, actually no murder can be justified under any circumstances.
Polyneices felt that she should break Creons law to honor her brother and bury him herself with the help of her sister Ismene. She believes that Polyneices should deserve the same treatment that Eteocles did , which caused a conflict between Creon and Antigone. Creon views woman as the weaker sex. Creon is the ruler of Thebes and believes that women are weak and should obey men. “”And no woman shall seduce us/
One of the major goals of Viviane was to preserve her religion against the spread of Christianity, which claimed the Goddess was evil and that Christianity was the only true religion. The high priestess of Avalon was capable of anything to make destiny come true, she manipulated her sister Igraine and deceived Morgaine, all for Avalon’s sake. This fact leads us to think about how different Pagans and the Christians behave. In the first place there are two religions fighting each other instead of coexisting as it had already been said. In a first moment Pagans were fine coexisting with Christians, actually it had been planned by Merlin and Viviane, this way Arthur would be responsible for ruling a place where both religions were supposed to coexist peacefully.
Although it was uncommon for the King to have many concubines, God deemed his relationship with Bathsheba unlawful, for she was a married woman, adultery to say the least. Anyway, David falling in and out of sin made me realize that if this “man after God’s own heart” can fall easily to temptation, so could I. I came to a point that I realized that no person can be perfect in God’s eyes, for even on our best days, like it says in Isaiah 46, we are “dirty rags” in the sight of the Lord, and trust me when I say this, you do not want to know what dirty rags are. David’s primary influence on me was that if he was such a great man and