Antigone: Comparison With Rosa Parks

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“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear knowing what must be done does away with fear.” Rosa Parks said this quote knowing she could not let fear stop her from doing what was just. In Antigone and with Rosa Parks, they did not let fear control their actions, they made it their responsibility to stand up for what they believed in. Rosa Parks and Antigone are similar and diverse in different ways. The two of them both disregarded the rules to accomplish what they believed was right. Though, they do contrast with their actions, Parks had a better ending than Antigone, she helped many Americans gain a voice to speak up for what they believed in. Antigone did have a tragic ending, but she died for what she knew was right. …show more content…
Antigone believed the honorable thing to do was to make sure her brother had a proper burial. Even though Creon made an edict declaring that burying her brother was against the law, Antigone knew that she had to bury him no matter the repercussions. Compared to Rosa Parks situation, she knew there would be consequences for not giving her seat up for a white man. When the bus driver asked Parks why she would not move, she replied confidently “I don’t think I should have to stand up.” Their courage inspired many people in their community. In Antigone, the people of Thebes sympathized for her and demanded her to be free of charges for a petty crime. Rosa Parks inspired people all across America, she won many awards, including the Spingarn Medal, the NACCP’s highest awards. Both their actions had a domino effect, Parks gave people a choice they could choose. She helped the nation depart from segregation. Antigone helped the people of Thebes to think on their own terms, rather than following the orders of their leader. They gave people a chance to think for

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