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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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Disobediently, the cabinet presents series of problems that hammer the lawmakers in Lakes state parliament.
We often answer because of our particular tendency to respond positively or negatively, compliantly or disobediently, and it is only after that we justify this to ourselves by fitting our answer to its consequences in the future for us or for others.
The result, if one overheats the mixture as I did, is another tasty, juicy pie, with berries and juice disobediently going everywhere.
Its opposite is license, luxuria, "fornication," saying yes to Disorder, or disobediently saying no to Order.
Significantly, the genealogical plot appears to reverse what literary critics have registered as a process of erasing that which is potentially repressive for the female subject: rather, such plots depict the difficult though rewarding task of negotiating the charted territory of a conservative familial system and the effects of reading the territory disobediently.
When the Devil expresses dismay at the extent of Merlin's power and anger that his son should behave so disobediently, Merlin explains with convoluted word play and logical inversions why his filial relationship to the Devil is nullified: