This is especially true in the way Ismene reacts to the laws Creon puts in place. Under Creons authority, she refused to help even her sister bury her own brother. She was so obedient to Creon she wouldn’t even help her own family. Even when Antigone tries to tell her about how they were family and her brother deserved a proper burial, Ismene said: “They mean a great deal to me; but I have no strength. To break laws that were made for the public good.” She is so obedient to Creon she even goes as far as to claim the laws set in place are for “public good.” This can be linked to how during the experiments mentioned in The Perils of Obedience the testers would sometimes do everything asked of them, no questions.
The second instance in which St. Elizabeth exhibits this attribute is when she said. “We mustn’t refuse anyone who earnestly wants to help us. It would mean eating less, but we’ll manage”. Furthermore the name that she wished to give her order suggests that a charitable ideology was central to her life. These examples of Mother Seton’s kindness coalesce into a vivid picture of her
Although the Apostles do not understand the importance of Jesus’ words in that moment, it is their memory of that moment that gives them the wisdom and grace to continue their ministry after Jesus’ death. O’Collins argues that in order to understand another, Jesus for example, it “demands our participation in and relationship to another personal mystery.” Luke’s account of Jesus’ last moments allows for the Twelve to do this. The act of participating in a final meal with Jesus allows for the Twelve Apostles to share a final moment with Jesus that survives his death and allows for them to continue his ministry with
Consequently, they vocalized their opinions to Creon; making him short-tempered and depressed. He soon gave into peer pressure along with anger and introduced an alternative punishment for the two sisters. Creon said, “Oh, it is hard to give in! But it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.” Though he tried to make a change, in the end he was still unhappy because his wife and son died. Ismene would not be punished since she did not commit the crime and Antigone received banishment to a small cell as an alternative to death.
Anything is a double-edged sword and so does obedience. Obedience has many functions. Submissiveness to a authentic leader is indispensable to win a war, and also, it provides stability for a country. From another point of view, it will lead to chaos and confusions in an institution without obedience. On the contrary, submission also has some limitations.
Focusing on the leadership of Epaphras and his spiritual authority to lead them, we witness Paul utilize “the same ministry terminology he uses for himself.” A handful of peculiarities manifests as a result on a ministerial leader. Firstly, the action of Epaphras himself, as Hiebert states, “Epaphras knew the result he expected from his prayers. He had grasped the reality of ministering to his people through his prayers for them“ Epaphras exhibits the duty of the spiritual leader to pry. Hiebert further discusses Epaphras’s desire for and manifestation of stability. Thus, the position of spiritual leader necessitates the creation of a stable atmosphere in the church.
Obedience in supreme circumstances is a reaction to instructions or an anticipation of order. Rules are in place to guarantee safety, security and common civility for all involved and affected. Society has rules and laws for the safety of the all. Maybe the end of humanity will come about as a result of obedience as Fromm claims, but the question remains unanswered: is the act of obedience will be caused as a result of a different act of perceived
By obeying authority figures because of fear of punishment, people can lose their sense of individuality and humanity, as evidenced by the characters in 1984. Obedience is when people listen to directions from an authority figure, often without questioning reasoning, While there are societal benefits to obedience, like people listening to directions from firefighters, lifeguards, and others who work to keep people safe, there are also potential negative impacts of the obedience modern society has managed to cultivate. For example, “Obedience is often at the heart of some of the worst of human behavior- massacres, atrocities, and even genocide” (Burger 4). These horrendous
Remember this too that the stronger rules; We must obey his orders, these or worse. (46-48) Antigone, Ismene’s sister, is the complete opposite and disobeyed her uncle’s laws because she knew that it would not only benefit her but it would benefit her society. Antigone indirectly removed her sister’s rose-colored glasses of innocence when she was publicly chastised by her uncle. Ismene came to her sister’s defense and realized how corrupt her uncle and the way he was making the society really was. “I am not yet born; provide me … birds and a white light in the back of my mind to guide me”(3.