To The Government In Sophocles's 'Oedipus Rex'

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Ancient literature serves as a revolutionary inspiration for modern civilization. Consider the play “Antigone” by Sophocles, Antigone is a symbol of justice and sacrifice towards the minority, and a symbol of chaos and destruction towards the government. Presently, it is believed that books or plays like these (about revolution) have been banned in fear of people starting their own revolutions. For example, in Thailand people have been arrested for doing the three fingered salute from the book, The Hunger Games. Do not be blind to the effects of what a few pages can actually cause. These books or plays about people standing up to their government are not just entertainment, their inspiration. Antigone goes against the laws of the government, sacrifices her life in service of the greater justice and the laws of God. She could be compared to our modern heroes such as Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr., who both fought for civil rights. As a result, both murdered during their fights against oppression. Furthermore, it would be explained how Antigone challenges the government in the plays: “Oedipus Rex”, “Antigone” both written by Sophocles and “La Pasión según Antigona Perez” written by Luis Rafael Sanchez.
To begin, it is known that Antigone did not yet challenge the government in “Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles, but she does inherit a few things from her father, Oedipus the King, that may have helped her become a spark in the whole thought of revolution. Oedipus may have passed
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