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Would you go against a law or rule to do whats- in your opinion- is morally right even if it meant your life Guy Montag and Antigone believed that their own personal morals were more important than any law or decree Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451 went against the government by trying to get books back into circulation because he believed that books were not a bad thing Antigone went against Creons decree which explained that Polyneices- Antigones brother- was not to be buried with a formal burial Even though these two characters are from totally different time periods they have the same idea in mind Guy Montag- the main character Fahrenheit 451 keeps books and reads them even though he knows it is against the law His thinking is that society should not be the same which the government is trying to establish they should embrace their own differences and uniqueness According to the government if you get people from reading books they dont create questions or get smarter than others These two things cause people to be unhappy with them Montag doesnt believe in this law so hes going to do whats right according to him Antigone lost two brothers who killed each other one was given a full military burial and the other was to rot in the sun Creons decree was that no one was to give Polyneices- the brother who is to rot in the sun- a burial Antigone believed that this was an unjust law so she secretly went out and gave her dead brother a little burial She knew that this could cost her her life but she believed so much in what shes doing that she didnt care if she died at all These two characters show how they are led by their heart not their mindsBoth Antigone and Montag went against the government and did what is right because their own conscience was more important than
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