Death Penalty In Antigone

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In the story Antigone, Creon was able to sentence Antigone to death. Though in the time the story was written it would have made sense but today the death penalty can’t be used as freely as that anymore. It is forbidden in some countries whereas others use it but parts of the country won’t accept it. Today many democratic countries use it as a punishment; this includes the European Union, which includes Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, The United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, France, Spain, and Greece. The entire Latin America also uses the death penalty, as does the U.S. Among non-democratic countries, it is common but not universal. In most places, it is used as a punishment for murder, treason, and espionage. In…show more content…
There have been several cases that don’t involve murder but the last one occurred in 1964. The other crimes that have put people to death in no particular order are, rape, assault, kidnapping, espionage, and treason. There are other crimes but most of them wouldn’t have someone killed today. Also people in the past who were put to death for said crimes have been pardoned over time. Out of all the states in the U.S., Texas has executed the most people. Since it’s reinstatement, 1047 people have been put to death. Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York are the only states to not have executed any individuals. The death penalty’s method has changed over the years. Hangings were used in the past until the electric chair came along. Protesters find the chair to be cruel and unusual punishment and prefer the more recent lethal injection. Today, Antigone wouldn’t have been put to death and even if she was, her fate wouldn’t so cruel as to lock her in a tomb until she starves to death. The death penalty has been around for thousands of years and has always had its opponents. In contemporary times, morals and ethics are stronger than ever and people have the right to protest. Is the death penalty right? I believe that in certain cases it is. There are people who commit things that they know is wrong, things that take away your right to
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