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Disorder (See CONFUSION.)Achan
Adam and Eve
defies God’s ban on taking booty. [O.T.: Joshua 7:1]
eat forbidden fruit of Tree of Knowledge. [O.T.: Genesis 3:1–7; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost]
despite Creon’s order, she buries Polynices. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
copyist in Wall Street office; refuses to do anything but copy documents. [Am. Lit.: “Bartleby the Scrivener”]
disobeys father’s order to let Siegmund die. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Valkyrie, Westerman, 237]
contravening God, takes spoils from conquered Amalekites. [O.T.: I Samuel 15:17–19]
loses queenship for not submitting to king’s demands. [O.T.: Esther 1:10–22]
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