The law has always been an imposing imaginary figure throughout human history. It’s supposed to be there to protect its citizens and keep order, and it is placed in the power in those the public (or birth) deem worthy. The law is controlled by rulers like kings, queens, prime ministers, presidents and congresses, and it is enforced by the rulers/leaders selected enforcer group (e.g., the police). The point of having a ruler/leader is having someone that is strong, can keep order,...
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...ny. The state and its law is in place to protect the common people and, without that, society would descend into chaos. However, the individual plays a vital role in keeping society functioning. The Individuals have power over the state whether they realize it or not. Without them, there’s nothing to govern. The individual keeps the state in check, making sure it’s fulfilling its role as the protector and provider of the people. In Antigone the state is in the power of a single man, Creon. His definitive flaw is that he does not listen to the people or his counsel and is stubborn in his decisions. When faced with an equally stubborn opponent, Antigone, his choice to stick to the law eventually costs him all that he truly cares for—his family—and Antigone loses her life while nothing is changed. When the state and the individuals do not work together, everybody loses.
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