The Gospel Of Matthew, By William Shakespeare

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Regardless of how one chooses to live their lives, there always seems to be a desire for something more. Despite the difficulty to understand certain meanings in life, it seems that numerous authors grapple with this desire for knowledge. In the GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, Christ and his disciples struggle with understanding truth. Christ serves as a teacher for the disciples in this area as he explains how “…the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the upright,/to throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth” (Matthew 13:49-50). This passage explains to the disciples how as long as they live free from sin, they will be able to better understand hell and live a fulfilling life. Meanwhile, in OEDIPUS REX, Oedipus spends all of his time searching for the perpetrator in King Laius’s murder. On the other hand, in ANTIGONE, the characters each seem to go different routes in discovering truth. Although Antigone believes she owes “…a longer allegiance to the dead than to the living…,” indicating she seeks truth in the rules of the gods, Creon, the King and Antigone’s uncle, pursues the truth by strictly abiding to the rules of man. Ismene, Antigone’s sister, takes a middle stance by seeking a balance between the rules of man and the rules of the gods in hopes to find truth. Unlike Antigone, Ismene is more concerned in finding peace in her life, whereas Antigone and Creon seem more adamant about doing the right thing. In THE
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