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Disobedience

Disorder (See CONFUSION.)
Achan
defies God’s ban on taking booty. [O.T.: Joshua 7:1]
Adam and Eve
eat forbidden fruit of Tree of Knowledge. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–7; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
Antigone
despite Creon’s order, she buries Polynices. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
Bartleby
copyist in Wall Street office; refuses to do anything but copy documents. [Am. Lit.: “Bartleby the Scrivener”]
Brunhild
disobeys father’s order to let Siegmund die. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Valkyrie, Westerman, 237]
Saul
contravening God, takes spoils from conquered Amalekites. [O.T.: I Samuel 15:17–19]
Vashti, Queen
loses queenship for not submitting to king’s demands. [O.T.: Esther 1:10–22]
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Now let's contrast this with another act of disobedience on the part of one of the great Valar--Aule's creation of the Dwarves.
Disobedience is clearly differentiated as to its intention: whether it occurs out of a lust for destruction and the domination of others, or out of love and subcreative desire.
Her story is an example of the working out of fate, free will, disobedience, and eucatastrophe over a single being's lifetime.
Disobedience resulting in eucatastrophe is part of the very fabric of Eru's universe from the beginning.
So whatever disobedience or rebellion there might be in the world, it will sooner or later be worked into the pattern for good.
You might even say we have free will so we can disobey--that disobedience is its very purpose.
Not Shooting and Not Crying: Psychological Inquiry into Moral Disobedience.