Read the excerpt from "the royal house of thebes." some hours later, creon in the palace was startled by a shout, "against your orders polyneices has been buried." he hurried out to be confronted with the guards he had set on the dead body and with antigone. "this girl buried him," they cried. "we saw her. a thick dust-storm gave her her chance. when it cleared, the body had been buried and the girl was making an offering to the dead." "you knew my edict? " creon asked. "yes," antigone replied. "and you transgressed the law? " "your law, but not the law of justice who dwells with the gods," antigone said. "the unwritten laws of heaven are not of today nor yesterday, but from all time." which universal theme is best represented in the excerpt? children make sacrifices for their parents. women can be capable leaders. morality outweighs human laws. parents make sacrifices for their children.
The universal theme which is best represented in the excerpt is:
Morality outweighs human laws.
Antigone gave the burial rights to her brother Polyneices by going against the laws of Creon. When she was asked to give her verdict she told that she had followed the rules made by God. She said that by giving the burial rights to Polyneices she had obeyed the orders of God.
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