Compare Contrast essay for "Antigone" by Sophocles and "The Long Walk Home".

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In Sophocles' inferential play, Antigone, the characters, and story line very much compare with the movie, "The Long Walk Home." In the story, Antigone, a young girl named Antigone is stuck in the middle of a crisis in which she must make an important decision whereas in the movie "The long walk home" Odessa, a black maid, must fight off racism and raise the family of her own as well as her employers.

Both the play Antigone and the movie, "The long walk home" have many things in common. For example both of these tales have to do with moral and civil laws. In the play, Antigone, Antigone is finding it hard to distinguish between to follow her moral law or the civil law. Antigone doesn't want to break the law but yet she wants to bury her brother Polynices and give him a proper burial.

In the end however, she decides to follow through with what she believes is right, which is burying her brother Polynices. On the other hand, in the movie "The Long Walk Home," Odessa is facing racism everywhere she steps. She wants blacks and whites to be treated as equals, not subordinate to whites. Odessa, is a nice yet hardworking individual who sacrificed her health for the well being to serve her employers without question or complaint. In these two tales both Odessa and Antigone represent moral rights. Another way in, which these two tales compare, is when the characters change. In the play, Antigone, the sister of Antigone, Ismene, is against the decision of her sister to break the civil law. She thinks whatever Antigone is doing for the family is worthless and it would be better off if she followed the law. But in...