Comparing Kim Davis And Sophocles Antigone

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Over time, conformity has become the new normal, and non-conformists are seen differently, but all non-conformists seem to have many things in common. Kim Davis, a Kentucky County Official turned down a gay couple because of what she believes in, and even though she knows what the consequences could be for doing something like this, she still stands for what she believes. Antigone is another great example of a non-conformist, in Sophocles’ “Antigone” Antigone is very determined and dedicated to doing something if she feels it’s the right thing regardless of what other people say or what the consequences could be. After reading the article about Kim Davis, and Sophocles’ Antigone, I feel Kim Davis are both alike because they’re non-conformists, they both stand for what they believe in, and they’re both willing to take big risks regardless of the consequences.…show more content…
In the beginning of Sophocles’ “Antigone”, Antigone asks her sister Ismene if she wants to help her with something, “Ismene, I’m going to bury him, will you come” (Sophocles 15). Antigone feels her brother deserves to buried but her sister is to scared because she fears the consequences. Antigone actions in that scene are very similar to Kim Davis’ reaction at her Kentucky County Office towards a gay couple. “Undeterred, the Kentucky county official turned away a gay couple the very next day. When the couple asked under whose authority she was acting, Davis replied: “Under God’s authority”(Hanes 1). This quote shows how strong Davis is towards her beliefs and one of the reasons that her and Antigone are

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