Antigone Compare And Contrast

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Antigone and Ismene, sisters and daughters of Oedipus. Their personalities are as different as steel is from silk. Antigone is hard, firm, and impervious. Ismene is soft and indecisive. Antigone is defiant and free spirited while Ismene is cautious and uses her gender as an excuse to limits herself. Antigone looks at herself as equal to men or if anything higher than men, while Ismene thinks women are inferior to men. In the Greek tragedy “Antigone”, Antigone learns that King Creon refuses to give a proper burial for Polynecies, brother of Ismene and Antigone. Antigone shares this with Ismene, she refuses to help Antigone bury her brother and thinks the decree that Creon has implemented are for everyone’s safety and well-being.
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