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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]
References in classic literature ?
To fight, that was to disobey the law, that was to risk his head, that was to make at one blow an enemy of a minister more powerful than the king himself.
And let me see the man in all Nottinghamshire that dare disobey the warrant of our sovereign lord King Harry, for, by the shrine of Saint Edmund, I will hang him forty cubits high
I have had a summons--a summons which I cannot disobey.
You would certainly disapprove of some of my proceedings, and you would probably disobey my orders.
It was wrong of me to disobey Father and to run away from home.
It is,' replied Edward, 'and it is sad when a son, proffering him his love and duty in their best and truest sense, finds himself repelled at every turn, and forced to disobey.
SOCRATES: And if he disobeys and disregards the opinion and approval of the one, and regards the opinion of the many who have no understanding, will he not suffer evil?
And he who disobeys us is, as we maintain, thrice wrong: first, because in disobeying us he is disobeying his parents; secondly, because we are the authors of his education; thirdly, because he has made an agreement with us that he will duly obey our commands; and he neither obeys them nor convinces us that our commands are unjust; and we do not rudely impose them, but give him the alternative of obeying or convincing us;--that is what we offer, and he does neither.
USC coach Pete Carroll declined a chance to vote in the coaches' poll last summer but said if he did vote, he wouldn't hesitate to disobey an order and list the Trojans No.
All relate to the Iraq War when he called Tony Blair and George Bush "wolves" and urged British soldiers to disobey "illegal" orders.
Those who counter with references to papal writings or the Catechism of the Catholic Church are ridiculed as "pre-Vatican II" conservatives who need to "claim an adult faith" (which is a capricious way of saying you may disobey the Church).
Our message is clear: Businesses that disobey zoning laws, promote lewd conduct and facilitate prostitution are not welcome in Reseda or any part of Los Angeles.