Theme Of Kim Jong-Un In Antigone

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OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!! Despite not actually being the Red Queen, this essentially sounds like the mindset of three ruthless leaders in today’s society: Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, and Bashar al-Assad. In the play Antigone, Sophocles’ use of the character Creon demonstrates a universal theme of the misuse of power and hubris that can be applied to anyone, anywhere - including many people in modern society, such as Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, and Bashar al-Assad. All three of them take advantage of their power in horrible ways that expose their hubris, making them perfect examples of this universal theme. Kim Jong-Un is the “supreme leader” of North Korea, but don’t let his somewhat-friendly smile fool anyone. He is by far one of the cruelest leaders on the face of this Earth, and this is not strictly opinion – it is factual, based on countless different news reports, articles, and other various sources. “‘Kim Jong-Un has picked up where his father and grandfather left off, by overseeing a system of public executions, extensive political prison camps, and brutal forced labor, …’” This quote from Phil Robertson (Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director) could not have been said any better, and practically hit the nail right on the head. Jong-Un controls the government to send…show more content…
But these three aren’t the only people who need to get off their high horse; more and more people not only in the political scene, but in all different kinds of scenes all over the world, are popping up to try to show they have power and they’re not afraid to use it. If this is to be a balanced human society, people need to take a step back and try being in their opponents’ shoes, and think of their situation from all different perspectives instead of automatically using violence against
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