In regards to analyzing Antigone, are there anyanalogous or similar situations present in our own culture today?

In regards to analyzing Antigone, are there anyanalogous or similar situations present in our own culture today?

In regards to analyzing Antigone, are there anyanalogous or similar situations present in our own culture today?

In regards to analyzing Antigone, are there anyanalogous or similar situations present in our own culture today?

The critical theme that arises from Sophocles’ play is the idea of justice and the law representing two different elements.  This is seen when Creon’s laws about burial are openly challenged by Antigone, who is hearing her own voice in the pursuit of a sense of justice which rises past the existent legal norms.  In this light, Creon represents the force of “what is” and Antigone of “what can be.”  American History has been littered with such examples.  Colonists who sought the need to rebel against the British were one such example.  Women who fought for the right to vote as well as for their own reproductive rights, people of color who fought segregation laws and legal codes that denied equality of opportunity, as well as workers who protested business practices in the name of more just compensation and treatment are all examples of individuals who embodied the virtues of Antigone against the respective Status Quo forces which represented Creon.
In regards to analyzing Antigone, are there anyanalogous or similar situations present in our own culture today?
In regards to analyzing Antigone, are there anyanalogous or similar situations present in our own culture today?
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In regards to analyzing Antigone, are there anyanalogous or similar situations present in our own culture today?
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