Second writing assignment
24 Oct. 2014
Antigone and First Corinthians
Antigone and First Corinthians suggest that, regardless of religion, what happens after death is important. Many people are afraid of death because they fear what happens to them after they die. Different cultures and religions practice different burial ceremonies, and each culture believes something different about what happens to the soul of a person when they die. The soul is a collection of different energies, thoughts, and power and love a person has made for him or herself. The soul is eternal; there is no such thing as death for it. Death marks the beginning for the soul, passing it on to another life somewhere else. Many people fear death because it is the only certainty in life. No one knows death, we just know of it.
Physical death is not the end, but rather a step forward towards a new life of the soul.
Both ancient Greeks and Christians believed the soul is on a journey, and that there must be a method performed in order to complete the journey successfully. Ancient Greeks believed that the spirit left the body quickly at the moment of death. The deceased was then prepared for burial according to the time-honored rituals; a necessity of a proper burial. Performing the correct rituals for the dead was essential for assuring their passage into the afterlife. It was believed that if one failed to perform a proper burial, the soul of the deceased was destined to suffer between worlds until an individual's rite of passage into the underworld were completed. Antigone felt that it was her personal and moral obligation to bury her brother. She disagreed with Creon's laws and felt the obligation to concede with the laws of the gods...