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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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But Proserpina does ignore her mother's counsel, when, like Little Red Riding Hood who disobediently wanders into the forest, she runs into the fields to gather flowers.
When Santeria disobediently refused its ascription to the past, the state performed a range of verbal, physical, and informal measures, varying from the insidiously subtle to the outright violent.
Fiction can explore individual instances wherein time is lived differently, experimentally, even disobediently, by fictional characters, and this exploration can play out at the level of the story's temporal organization.
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.