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AshleyВ NewmanВ

Mrs. В RobbinsВ

HonorsВ EnglishВ II: В SixthВ HourВ

13В NovemberВ 2013В

AntigoneВ SpeechВ

We, В Antigone, В standВ inВ frontВ ofВ you, В councilВ membersВ andВ KingВ Creon, В toВ rationalizeВ myВ decisionВ toВ buryВ myВ brotherВ Polynices. В IВ knowВ myВ actionsВ wereВ againstВ yourВ law, В butВ thatВ doesВ notВ meanВ IВ thinkВ theyВ areВ notВ justified. В IВ hadВ justВ asВ muchВ rightВ toВ buryВ Polynices, В asВ heВ hadВ toВ beВ buried. В

HaveВ IВ everВ brokenВ yourВ lawВ beforeВ today? В HaveВ IВ everВ shownВ anyВ signsВ ofВ rebellion? В MyВ brotherВ wasВ notВ givenВ whatВ heВ deservesВ andВ asВ aВ highВ­class, В respectedВ citizenВ ofВ thisВ kingdom, В andВ theВ daughterВ ofВ aВ kingВ thatВ onceВ was, В IВ tookВ actionВ onВ thisВ inconceivableВ circumstance. В HowВ couldВ someoneВ standВ thereВ andВ watchВ theirВ ownВ brother'sВ bodyВ beВ treatedВ inВ suchВ anВ appallingВ way? В IВ wouldВ haveВ ratherВ diedВ thanВ goВ throughВ theВ excruciatingВ painВ ofВ seeingВ myВ brotherВ scavengedВ byВ animals. В IfВ youВ couldВ standВ thereВ andВ seeВ someoneВ youВ cherishedВ deeplyВ inВ suchВ aВ manner, В thanВ youВ shouldВ beВ ashamedВ ofВ yourself. В HaveВ weВ allВ forgottenВ theВ gods'В laws? В AreВ weВ allВ justВ goingВ toВ overlookВ theВ factВ thatВ theВ godsВ specificallyВ sayВ thatВ everyВ humanВ shouldВ haveВ aВ properВ burial? В Yes, В IВ amВ breakingВ yourВ law, В Creon, В butВ IВ amВ followingВ ourВ gods'. В UnlessВ youВ areВ insinuatingВ thatВ youВ thinkВ yourВ authorityВ isВ higherВ thanВ theirs? В IfВ youВ doВ wishВ toВ breakВ theВ gods'В laws, В Creon, В whatВ sortВ ofВ exampleВ areВ youВ settingВ forВ

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yourВ citizens? В IfВ you, В theВ allВ­mightyВ kingВ ofВ Thebes, В getsВ toВ defyВ theВ gods, В whyВ notВ theВ citizensВ ofВ thisВ kingdom? В AndВ letВ usВ notВ forgetВ theВ godsВ themselvesВ inВ allВ ofВ this. В IВ doВ notВ thinkВ theyВ willВ beВ tooВ happyВ toВ hearВ thatВ theВ kingВ isВ notВ followingВ theirВ laws. В ThisВ canВ bringВ extensiveВ consequencesВ toВ ourВ kingdomВ andВ everyoneВ willВ knowВ whoВ toВ blame. В В IВ believeВ thatВ theВ realВ problemВ hereВ isВ thatВ you, В Creon, В areВ lettingВ yourВ betterВ judgmentВ beВ blindedВ byВ yourВ hatredВ forВ PolynicesВ andВ yourВ fearВ ofВ lookingВ likeВ aВ coward. В ThisВ hatredВ willВ leadВ...