Antigone Essay | Sophocles "Antigone"

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Sophocles "Antigone"

Summary: Reviews the play Antigone by Sophocles, Provides a brief plot description and answers the question, Why does Ismene suddenly try to take blame for committing this crime?
In Sophocles "Antigone", Two women, Antigone and Ismene, daughters of Oedipus, converse about their brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles, horrible deaths. When their father ceased being king of Thebes, the two brothers agreed to take turns running the kingdom, but when Eteocles refused to give up power, Polyneices attacked his brother with an army, and they killed each other. Creon then became ruler. He then made it illegal to perform a ritual burial for Polyneices because e attacked his brother and his kingdom. Antigone, believing that not having a burial rituals for her brother was wrong and dishonoring, she asked her sister Ismene to help her go against the new kings orders and bury this brother. She refused to help for fear of death. When Antigone was caught in the act, Creon ordered her death, and Ismene wanted to die with her.

Analysis Question:

Why does Ismene...

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