After filling up your car, you walk into the convenience store to pay for the gas and buy a soda. Reaching for the Diet Coke, your eye catches on something as a man walks past you. It's a shine, or a shimmer. "It's just the light bouncing off his keys," you think to yourself. You grab the soda and shut the cold, frosted, door. As you turn around chaos breaks loose and everyone is leaping for the ground. Puzzled, you just stand there, looking at everybody, wondering what the hell is going on. And then you see him. It's the same man from earlier, but those weren't keys that you saw. He had a gun in his hand now. Fortunately, he hasn't seen you standing due to the high shelves. He aims the gun right at the cashier. It's at this moment that you must decide whether you are going to be brave or a coward. You have to decide whether you are going to do something about the situation or if you are just going to lay on the floor with everyone else. Being brave is tough. It takes a lot of courage and strength to do something that people would notice, to be an individual. .
In the play "Antigone", there is a character that is the definition of brave and courageous. Her name is Antigone. She is an individual because she stands up for what she believes is right, even though it might go against the laws created by man. Antigone's uncle, Creon, has declared that Polynices, Antigone's dead brother, may not be mourned or buried due to the fact that he fought against his home civilization. And anyone that defies this law will be punished by death. Antigone, however, firmly believes that her brother deserves the proper burial and ceremony that any soldier would receive. " He's my brother. Yours too, in case you have forgotten. Nobody is going to be able to say I betrayed my own brother." Despite the consequence of death, Antigone follows through with her beliefs and gives her brother the proper ceremony for a dead soldier.