Submitted by: - Naman Jain
Sophocles’ Antigone proves that divine law is more powerful that human law.
The concepts of divine law can portray as the law of God. Divine law involves beliefs that are presented by God. The idea of divine law as being the "oral laws of the Gods". This type of law is most likely in effect when the idea of morals is apparent, such as when a moral decision must be made. This type of decision would probably be considered right or wrong. Things that are morally "right" are in accordance with the law of God, while things that are morally "wrong" tend to be actions that go against the law of God. Most people are very doubtful about whether or not the laws of god are truly maintained. Human law is the type of law that is set up to govern the land and the community. Human law is usually set up by the government. There are people in communities that do not follow the laws that are put into effect by humans. This is supposed in the play Antigone, when Antigone herself disobeys a law that was set up by King Creon, a law that went against the beliefs she held towards the law of the Gods. Antigone herself disobeys a law that was set up by King Creon, a law that went against the beliefs she held towards the law of the Gods. Both Antigone and Creon have their own ideas of what is "right" and what is "wrong". This is to say that we should not make assumptions about whether or not something is right or wrong, unless the answer to that is probably clear. Antigone believed that the actions she took were done for the right reason, because they adhere to the law of the Gods. In opposition to that, Creon believes that the actions he had taken were in fact the right ones and that anyone who should give him a proper burial would suffer the penalty of death. So, the actions that were taken by both of them individually were the right ones, in their own minds at least. Antigone,...