In the Analects, Confucius suggests that studying tradition is essential for self-realization, which he defines as a profound spiritual awakening that involves recognizing divinity in oneself. Moreover, Confucius declares that people fulfill their potential for the “good” by ordering their lives and society according to a hierarchy of duties. He teaches that just as individuals have a duty to respect and maintain the family hierarchy, they must honor and uphold the government hierarchy. Imagine that Creon is put on trial for causing Antigone’s suicide. Confucius is the judge who must decide the king’s fate. You are the prosecution. Present Confucius with two reasons that Creon is guilty. Write one paragraph about each reason.
Part B: Now, imagine that you are Creon’s defense lawyer. Present Confucius with two reasons that Creon is not guilty. Write one paragraph about each reason.
Part C: In one paragraph tell Confucius’ verdict, giving one reason justifying his decision.
Part D: Put together in one document the texts that you developed in Part A, Part B, and Part C. Remember that your claims in all parts of the assignment should be substantiated by excerpts from appropriate sources (scholarly research and/or literary texts). Quotes, paraphrase, and summary us