Martin Luther King Jr's Role In Antigone

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Antigone is a fictitious character in a play by the Greek writer Sophocles. She represents a rebellious heroine who defies Creon’s decree to not bury one of her brothers. She is following her familial and religious obligation that state that the dead should be buried. By doing so she is risking her own life. Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American civil rights leader from the 20th century. He opposed the government by looking for fair laws for all people regardless of race. By participating in protests and giving speeches for non-violent civil disobedience he risked his own freedom and ultimately his life. Both figures represent resistance to the government and defiance to certain laws that even though accepted by many, are deemed unjust
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