Antigone: the Obedience of One's Morality

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According to the Bible, after Jesus was arrested by religious leaders, the apostles, his closest followers, fled his side. The apostle Peter was later recognized as one of Jesus' companions by the people who helped arrest him. Peter, however, denied even knowing Jesus three times. Peter believed that, should he remain faithful, he would be granted eternal life by God, and he knew that denying Jesus was a grave sin. However, his fear of his accusers caused him to err, and to stray from what he believed to be right. Today, many of us have been told to "do what you believe is right, no matter what the cost." However, human weakness often causes one to falter, as Peter did, in an attempt to protect oneself. While many people advise others with…show more content…
The play obviously attempts to show that Antigone made the best decision, as she gets the support of the gods (the all-mighty, truly relevant force), and her opposition, Creon, suffers. The view of the play is that it is unquestionably important to follow the laws of the gods, to do what is right. Whether we agree with this play's message, or follow it, it's theme lies in Antigone's triumph against mundane opposition. It definitely showed support for her conviction, and the reader should be able to accept or reject this view. Whether one gives one's life for a cause depends on how deeply our moral standards are imbedded in one's heart, and on our acknowledgment of the importance of a

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