On Broadway right now there is a popular musical that takes its audience through the life of one of it founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. During the time of the American Revolution, many people were tired of how Britain was stepping all over them. In an effort to change things Hamilton worked his entire 47 years to make the world the best place it could be. Even though Hamilton did make several bad decisions that tainted his name politically, he still worked to fix anything and everything that was not they way he believed it should be.
Today we seemed to have gotten caught up in too much red tape to be able to fix any injustice very fast, it may take someone’s whole lifetime to fix one issue. In the Kafta Parable Before the Law, a man sees the law and he wants to be able to do something with it but when he is told by the gatekeeper he can’t enter he just waits until he is told he can enter. The problem with his waiting is that he is never told he can enter, so all the changes he could have made never occur because he accepts the gatekeepers words instead of challenging them.
In Antigone, Antigone sees the law that Kreon has passed, her brother is to be unburied, food for the dogs; however, she doesn’t accept it. Like Hamilton, Antigone challenged the law, doing what she believed was right. In the end doing what they stood by ended up killing both Antigone and Hamilton, but in standing up for what they believed in they made others reevaluate and make a change.