Compare And Contrast Thomas Jefferson And Antigone

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Between the stories of Antigone, V for Vendetta, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, the common theme of doing what was right, can be displayed amongst them all. However, many struggles came about within these. Ultimately, revolving around one similarity, that being, their acts of dissent in the overpowerment of the government or higher forces. Antigone, V, and Thomas Jefferson all had a motive for what they believed and viewed was right, not only for themselves, but for the people as a whole.
Antigone is the sister of Eteocles and Polyneices. Both Eteocles and Polyneices agree to jointly rule Thebes as mutual kings. After one year, Polynices distrusts his brother, resulting in Polyneices fleeing from Thebes, only to later return with an army. In the battle, both sides are massacred. Eteocles and Polyneices kill one another, consequently giving their power up as king to in Creon, Antigone’s uncle. As acting king, Creon orders that, “Eteocles who died as a man should die, fighting for his country, is to be buried with full military honors, with all the ceremony that is usual when the greatest heros die” (Sophocles, line 160). As for Polyneices, Creon passes a law for Polyneices to be left unburied, to rot for every citizen to witness. Antigone viewed this law as immoral and unjust, for one brother to be buried with military honor and not the other. Antigone, expressing her love for Polynices, rises against Creon's higher authority command

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