Antigone Essay | Character Analysis: Antigone Vs. Ismene

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Character Analysis: Antigone Vs. Ismene

Summary: Essay is a character analysis of the characters Antigone and Ismene in the novel "Antigone" by Sophocles.
In the Greek tragedy Antigone, the playwright Sophocles developed his characters and their ideals well; Antigone and Ismene were two of these characters and were very diverse in nature. Antigone was the stronger character of the two and demonstrated this when she said, "I am not afraid of the danger; if it means death, it will not be the worst of deaths-death without honor."(Sophocles, "Antigone" pg. 673) while Ismene lets her gender and fear of punishment get in her way, ."..and do what he has forbidden! We are only women!"(Sophocles, "Antigone" pg. 673) The sisters took different stances on the burial of their brother, though Antigone was the only one who stood steadfast to her decision. King Creon refers to Antigone's stubbornness when he says, ."..Headstrong, deaf to reason! She has never learned to yield!" When Ismene admits her wrong later saying, ."..I know what...

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