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Sisters Two sisters destined to love each other but conflict interrupts their paths The firsts journey is one of self-exploration and discovery the others of continual oppression and hardships Ismene and Antigone are the troubled sisters whose decisions take them on different courses but these same choices also brought them together Even though their actions show differently Antigone and Ismenes morals and philosophies show that they are true sisters at heart Antigone shows the attribute of boldness She is constantly going her own direction She is a leader not a follower Ismene What Youd bury him when a law forbids the city Antigone Yes He is my brother and- deny it as you will- your brother too61 This is where Antigones boldness begins to surface She is expressing her disagreement with King Creons law This is extremely daring of her to do because she is defying the law of the land On the other hand Ismene displays the quality of being a coward She says Remember we are women were not born to contend with men62 On the contrary to what Ismenes brain tells her to do her heart is screaming to go and bury her brother and defy Creons dishonorable law It is not until the middle to end of the play that Ismenes true self emerges and she agrees with Antigone This is just one of the ways Antigone and Ismene are the same at heart but take different paths to get to their real inner person Another outstanding attribute of Antigone is her cleverness Antigone Dear god shout it from the rooftops Ill hate you all the more for silence- tell the world64 This is in response to Ismenes promise to keep Antigones burying of her brother a secret Antigones cleverness appears here because she found a way to publicly defy Creon and tell others how unjust he really is Likewise Ismene is intelligent and
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