The Burial At Thebes By Seamus Heaney And The Poetry Collection Behind My Eyes By Li Young Lee

1234 Words Dec 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Freedom is usually one of the first subject that comes to mind when one thinks of America. ‘For the land of the free and the home of the brave’, It’s in our national anthem as well as involved in other major governmental documents. Free will is another aspect of America that is brought out by the availability of these freedoms that often times go forgotten due to the overwhelming amount of them. The concepts of freedom and free will are both important aspects of the human person. Both ideas can be seen in different ways in both The Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney and the poetry collection Behind My Eyes by Li-Young Lee. Free will and freedom are often lumped together in the same realm of concepts. With as many similarities as there are, the concepts are different. Free will is the personal ability to act without resistance or the ability to act on a person 's feelings or ideas. The concept of freedom is a political standpoint on the power to act, speak, or think as you want to. The two both deal with personal abilities and the right one has to those abilities, but the difference is their state of concepts. Freedom is more of a political standpoint, where free will is a personal action. The Burial at Thebes is a remastered version of Sophocles’ Antigone. With this the story of Antigone’s struggle is very demonstrative of these two concepts and is felt by the community. Very few freedoms are available under Creon’s rule, he controls what people do and even goes against…

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