In two paragraphs, respond to one (1) of the prompts below. Journal entries must contain proper grammar, spelling and capitalization.1. Think about a recent communication exchange you had with your partner. What nonverbal cues were present? (Think about the nonverbal codes we discussed in class as well as are discussed in the book, such as oculesics, kinesics, chronemics, etc.). Did you have difficulty interpreting the nonverbal cues of your partner?  Did the nonverbal cues communicate anything that was in conflict with the spoken message? Explain.2. Examine a room in your house. Analyze the nonverbal messages that a visitor could extract from the layout, design, and décor of the room. Explain whether or not the visitor’s perception would be correct. Would you change anything about the room based on looking at it from another’s point of view?

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Journal entry 7

Antigone is an idealistic character caught between doing what is morally right or obeying political laws. Antigone finds herself in this position after Creon prohibits the burial of one of her brothers. Based on the play, it is apparent that Antigone prioritizes the laws of the gods, and her desire to bury her brother, who was named a traitor, stems from her strong sense of family loyalty. Unlike Antigone’s priorities, her sister’s and uncle’s priorities are focused on political expediency hence their unrelenting stance in going against the laws of the gods. The conflict between Antigone and Creon results in the tragic demise of Antigone and multiple family members related to her. Creon also regrets his choices and laments that everything he has touched has amounted to nothing. Antigone is a tale that highlights the differences between political laws and moral laws and calls to attention the need for people to prioritize morals. While both Antigone and Creon ended up losing a lot, their choices highlight the possible implications of following either moral laws or political laws. While Antigone’s demise is tragic, I believe that the play highlights the limitations of political laws. For instance, Creon’s laws are dictatorial as they disregard human ties. As a result, Creon’s disregard for Antigone’s family obligations results in the loss of his own family. The play also reveals the complexity of life. It challenges the audience to stand for what is right as opposed to blindly following laws that judge people’s actions on an unrealistic dual system of black and white.

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