Lawrence Kohlberg and Antigone by Sophocles

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In the play Antigone, Sophocles shows that the decision-making steps taken by Creon, the acting ruler in Thebes during a time of crisis, were made consciously. According to Lawrence Kohlberg in his "Stages of Moral Development , Creon was acting at a Post “ Conventional stage of morality. Lawrence Kohlberg describes those who are at this level as able to decide for themselves what is right and wrong and act according to their own thoughts and memories. Creon's actions prove that before people can right what is wrong, they must first understand why it is wrong.

Creon was acting under the conviction that those who betray deserve nothing better t

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