When she says, “ I say that this crime is holy,” she is stating that her brother deserves to be honored in death, whether it be against the law or not, she will bury him. If she “must die”, she knows it will be for a purpose and she is willing to sacrifice her life for that purpose. Antigone is brave enough to stand up for her brother’s honor, once again proving she has more courage than Creon. Antigone continues to discuss with Ismene how she feels and declares, “ I am not afraid of danger; if it means death, it will not be the worst of deaths - death without honor.” She is admits her concern for her brothers’ death without being honored. When Antigone announces, “ I am not afraid of danger”, she is confessing her dis-concern for what will happen to her if she acts upon her plan.
Olberding brings to light the oppositional points of view of eastern and western philosophies about death. Firstly eastern philosophy on death revolves around the problem of other people dying. Differentiating directly with western philosophy on death because western philosophy focuses on the problem of your own death. With both ideologies in mind Dr. Olberding argues that it is equally important to find the best way to respond to personal mortality and to the death of others. With personal mortality, being a westerner herself, Dr. Olberding claims that philosophy is a formidable strategy for assuaging ones fear of their own inevitable death and mortality.
From the beginning she was obstinate, and was prepared to die. Unlike Creon, Antigone was a little more open minded to her prideful actions and knew that they would lead to her utter deterioration. She said, “Go your own way; I will bury my brother; And if I die for it, what happiness!” This proves that Antigone knew the inevitability of her own death, but she was prideful to the point of being stubborn. Likewise, pride was Antigone's downfall when she ended up killing herself. She did this because she had too much pride to have her life taken away by another, so she took it from herself.
This statement is concordant with how the significance and the meaning of “If We Must Die” is more analogous to Antigone than “Invictus”. “If We Must Die” Shares the acceptance of death and morality that is such a main theme in Antigone.
And in these cases, we can only end the murderer’s life to end the loss of others. Another trusted sources states “When