Martin Luther King Jr has provided many new ways of fighting for what is right in life. Today, many people are still fighting for equality. In a world divided through a race, religion, and political parties, King’s teachings still echo through the 21st century. MLK was influenced by teachings of Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau. It shaped him into the man that would change American history. I believe is an important
Antigone is the quintessential character who knowingly risks her life to comply with divine order, familial loyalty and social decency. Antigone, with her defensive posture of sacred laws that no human will can prohibit, is the heroine that will die to defend divine order. The conflict is with Creon, king and uncle of Antigone and Ismene, who confronts the world of politics, the world of the dead and of the gods.
Though the play ‘Antigone,’ is from ancient times, it possess many modern elements. The struggles displayed in the play have survived time and are still relevant today. A popular conflict we see in both ‘Antigone’ and modern day life is the issue of civil disobedience. In the play, we are first introduced to Antigone and the other dominating characters. The Chorus explains that Antigone’s brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, killed each other
The play Antigone presents the conflict between Antigone and king Creon. Antigone holds religious beliefs and respect of the dead while king Creon stood for the rule of law. Antigone made the choice to give her brother a proper burial after he was killed, hereby disobeying the orders of king Creon which eventually let to her death sentence. Thoreau wrote in his essay “If it [the injustice] is of such nature
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Imagine being treated poorly because of how you look as an individual, what your race is, or even the color of your skin. Sometimes people just don’t stop to think, as to how what they are about to express an opinion on can affect someone else. This is what segregated everyone in the country, and it caused for us to have unequal citizen. People like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who
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It is evident that disobedience is part of human nature, therefore we have all disobeyed at least once in our lifetime. An Irish author, by the name, Oscar Wilde, stated that it is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made. Some continue to wonder if such thing as disobedience promotes or stymies social progress. Disobedience is a valuable trait which promotes social progress, as seen as in the American