In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, virtually every character is forced to make a hard decision. A single choice has the ability to start a chain reaction until tragedy strikes, and that is what is seen in this play. Antigone’s first choice to bury her brother, even though it was forbidden by the king, leads to the other character choices in reaction to hers. Just as Isaac Newton’s third law of physics states; with every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. And the same goes for life. With every choice that is made, there is always a consequence, whether it is good or bad. Antigone, her sister Ismene, and King Creon all make difficult choices, but it is the consequence that often leads to the discovery of which is right, or which is wrong.
Today in the United States, we honor our country for being “the land of the free,” but does everyone in the U.S. feel like they actually live in “the land of the free?” Compared to our past we have improved our prejudice mindset, but not nearly enough. The 19th amendment, allowing women to vote, leads us to believe women are equivalent to men. Students in history classes today, learn about how women gained equal rights as men in the 1920’s, but women are nowhere near close to being considered equivalent to the male gender. Feminist movements have exposed to the country how unfair women and young girls are treated. Sexist dress codes, shaming young girls for our country’s high teen pregnancy rate, sexual harassment, domestic violence are just a few ways how women are treated unjustly in our society.
School dress codes can lead people to be embarrassed, lose self-esteem, violate people 's first amendment right of freedom of speech, and some dress codes are labeled as gender biased towards women. School dress codes can very easily harm a kids chance at being successful not only in school, but in future life as well, if they never feel comfortable in their own skin. If they can not show off who they truly are, then why do schools highlight the importance on a child 's social emotional learning, if they themselves are harming the kids. Although school dress codes do take away economic differences in school, does that qualify as a good enough reason to harm a child’s right of self-expression? I don’t believe, children need to be taught to share with people who they are and not be hiding behind a piece of clothing they were told to wear.
The search for justice is never ending. Justice may be delayed, denied, or postponed, however, the search is timeless. To be just is to argue for fair rights for all. It is to be someone that will help the people of the community. However, many times justice is not sought and not given to those who need it most. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, he demonstrates the many ways an unjust leader can overpower those who fight for what is right (Adams 1). In Antigone’s case, she fought for the just treatment of her brother in his afterlife and for giving him a proper burial. In her fight for justice, Antigone exhibits strong beliefs of fairness to her community regarding family, rights and morality in her battle against a seemingly unjust leader, Kreon.
School dress code has gotten out of hand, limiting young girls and boys on what they can wear to school. Telling young women that they are distractions in class because of what they wear. Girls get sent home because of their outfits it makes it seem like the administration is not worried about whether or not they get an education. Many types of clothing d or that have such as leggings, low cut shirts, and shorts have been banned or have restrictions. It is hard to find clothes that meet all these requirements. For some people, maybe leggings are all they can afford, but they cannot wear them to school without having to wear a tunic over them that goes to their knees. When a female student is taller, it then becomes
What would most people do if they were stuck between breaking the law and honoring their family? Antigone, the main character in the tragedy Antigone written by Sophocles, chose to honor her family instead of following the laws made by Creon, the king of Thebes. Although Creon wanted to be a good king, Antigone chose the right thing to do the by breaking the law to honor her brother with a burial to please the gods. Over the course of the story, the play follows the punishments given to Antigone for honoring her family and following her religion.
Antigone emphasized the importance of religious law compared to man-made law putting the truths of men and women against the truth of the gods. This story shows the diversity of opinions and beliefs between the powerful and the morally
In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone, a woman’s individual conscience trumps state law when Antigone displays time and again that she values her divine motives higher than those of the state throughout the tragedy. Her continued defiance of the state’s authority marks the importance of her individuality through various scenes in Antigone. Knowing full well her role as a woman in a patriarchal society, Antigone goes beyond the powers of the common man to carry on morals of herself and family exceeding beyond immortality and death. Engulfed in the menacing misogyny King Creon set forth in the state, Antigone is determined to thrive and keep the sacred deeds of herself and family in tact despite the fate it bears. The character of Antigone exhibits
Any girl who has attended a public high school understands the daily dilemma of dress code. On those scorching hot days as the school year approaches summer, many girls can be found scavenging through their closet for a “school appropriate” outfit or one they won’t melt into a sweaty puddle in. Her dresses will show too much leg, her tops will inappropriately expose her shoulder or collar bone, and her shorts will be too short — at least that 's what the school says. Dress code in modern day high schools should be boycotted because they are a violation to student and parents rights, sexist, out of date, a double standard, and they disrupt a female students education.
What if your middle school girl came home from school one day and told you that she had to wear boy’s gym shorts because the yoga pants she was wearing turned boys on. Well, this happened to a 13 year old girl for two days in a row at her school. Most schools in the United States have a dress code policy containing many rules for what kids have to wear. In the United States dress code has a very controversial background with many opinions for and against it.
Antigone's character displays the trait of being honorable through her quest to give her brother Polyneices a proper burial. She would rather "die an honorable death" instead of one with worst consequences (Sophocles). Antigone sees that there is no better way to die that a death with honor and faithfulness to her kin. Knowing the consequence of breaking Creon's law was death, she knew that if she were ever caught, she would "nobly die" (Mckay, line 5). Oedipus's stubborn daughter is not afraid to die, for she knows her death will not be for nothing. Other individuals may disagree with this statement because breaking the law is not honorable at all. Antigone did what was honorable towards her family and what she felt was right; versus what
Football players in the NFL are protesting racial inequality and police brutality by taking a knee during the National Anthem. Although this is a peaceful protest, the NFL is no place for a protest to occur. The NFL is for people to play football; not for politics. This protest was started by a quarterback from the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick. Colin Kaepernick started all of this because he said that he refused to honor a song or “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” When he first started doing this, people did not really notice what he was doing. After a couple football games of him doing this, people started to notice, and they criticized him for it. Soon after this, Kaepernick chooses to opt out of his contract because he knew that he was going to get let go by his team after the season was over. At the beginning of this season, dozens of football players on every team started to kneel. Many people supported this while others did not like people kneeling at all. One of the people that did not like players kneeling was President Donald Trump. Trump believes that the players should stand up to the National Anthem because it can be seen as disrespectful if people kneel to it.
A haunting reality is that women are considered lesser than men on a daily basis. Rape culture is a serious issue that is hindering women and girls at school or in the workplace. Dress-codes are creating a halt in girls’ education and women are not being paid the same amount for the same work. Although women may get hired more often in the case of wearing more revealing clothes to a job-interview, it is truly disturbing that women only have the same opportunity when they are seen as sexual objects. Rape culture in the education environment and the workplace needs to stop.
When I first saw this charming little cartoon, I didn’t think much of it (obviously, it could only be another piece of “whiny feminist propaganda”). However, after a quick delve into teen Instagram, I noticed a trend in #dresscoded posts, especially following the election of our beloved tiny-handed-cheeto-faced-creep.
In today’s socially dress code has been quiet a controversial topic to discuss. Many believe it should be enforces, while others believe it shouldn’t be so sexists towards females. Since the beginning of mankind women and young ladies have been treated as a sexual object and we as female are not such objects, but Teachers, Doctors, Engineers, Mothers and so on. It’s 2017 and guys cannot comprehend the definition of respect and maturity. It doesn’t mean that all guys are like that, but for the most part are. School’s dress codes now and days are sexist towards females, indicating a female should hide her body for the actions of young immature boy who gets aroused easily.