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    “What law, you ask, do I satisfy with what I say?”—The Unwritten Law The title heroine’s famous defense speech in lines 995-1005 of Antigone has prompted the view that the play is extremely enigmatic. It is a passage that has been read with astonishment and demands detailed explanation. In her speech, Antigone provides what appears to be a reason for her burying her brother Polynices against the orders of her uncle and King, Creon. Antigone claims, however, that she would not have deliberately violated Creon’s command had this order prohibited her from burying her own child or husband. Her claim, therefore, is a mater of enigma in the play—one that is crucial to understanding the central stakes of the drama. Antigone’s assertion that she…

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     Review of “The Unwritten Laws of Engineering” by Skakoon and King I. REFLECTIONS ON YOUR PAST AND HOW THE “UNWRITTEN LAWS” COULD HAVE HELPED YOU The Unwritten Laws of Engineering by Skakoon and King is probably one of the most useful tools to practicing engineers. It can serve as a general guide of how to behave in almost every aspect of a career. Many of these laws can be linked to the three theories of ethics and to the Biblical world view. They are not, however, all-inclusive. There are…

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    My rights as a citizen are natural rights, and the form of government that best protects those rights is a Constitutional Monarchy. Our “natural rights” are the rights we’re born with. A Constitutional Monarchy is a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state within the parameters of a written, unwritten, or blended constitution. As a citizen, I have natural rights. My natural rights are “life, liberty, and property” according to John Locke in Document A. John Locke believes…

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    What is constitutional law? It the law that provides the framework of the state and establishes the state’s principal institutions for instance the parliament, government, courts and devolved legislatures and executives. The United Kingdom(UK) constitution consists of a plethora of sources. There are divided into legal, international legal and non legal. For instance, legislations, case law, royal prerogative, European Union(EU) law, constitutional conventions and academic writings. Firstly,…

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    Antigone Vs Creon Essay

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    them. For example, Creon’s devotion is solely towards protecting the state and enforcing civil disobedience to ensure the laws are not broken. As king, Creon wants to be both feared and respected by the citizens so that he doesn’t appear as a weak King. By enforcing strict laws, Creon feels that he is able to gain the citizens trust and prevent any types of threat and chaos+ from harming both the citizens and the city. From the audience point of views, this seems logical. However, Creon’s laws…

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    Civil Liberty Benefits

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    Civil liberty, which differs from natural liberty, points to the liberty enjoyed by man in society. Freedom in solitude is absurd. Freedom to be true, involves the size to do or having things in common with others, and no person can permanently cut apart his own good from the common good. The legitimately free person is the man who knows when to portray his need for freedom and when to comprehend the full influence of social life, with all the restrictions it entails. If my liberty is broken by…

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    The Law holds commonly held values ‘explain’. Do they one might ask? It will be discussed throughout this essay how the unwritten constitution, parliament 's supremacy, the separation of powers, the rule of law and the voting process in which a party by majority gets voted in and how the different views of these parties may influence commonly held values. Commonly held values are values in which most of society hold to know the difference between right and wrong and what is reasonable or…

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    will determine what happens in certain situations regarding the constitution, or as described by the Cabinet Manual as constitutional practices that are regarded as binding in operation but not in law. Many constitutional conventions are a result of traditional practices. In the UK, many constitutional conventions came from the formulation of political practices in the 18th century and towards the end of the 19th century. The ambiguity of these conventions has led to discussions about whether…

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    always been conflicting ideas in society. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, both of these are shown through the two main characters, Creon and Antigone. Creon, the straightforward lawmaker, sides with the law of states and fate to be the only path worth following. While Antigone, the free willed heroine, sides with divine law, letting her free will decide her fate. Both sides do have positive lights to shine on their ideals, but Creon’s over zealous attitude towards the law is what forged his…

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    Consequence - in Antigone Divine Law vs Human Law While there is a question of whose laws are more supreme in the play Antigone, it still only comes down to one important and personal choice. The play 's message teaches us, the importance and value of choosing divine law over human law, especially when a conflict is present. It also shows us that no matter what choice of law we choose to obey, sometimes the consequences in the end will be tragic. So we should always choose…

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