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Antigone and Ismene sisters torn by family and state Ismene fearing her life and the diction of the state flees from her family values Antigone with great courage and bound by a strong love opposes the state to stand for what she believes is right Not that Ismene is wrong but Antigone holds true to her values to the very end The situation arises when Polynices brother to Antigone and Ismene participates in a strike against the state Polynices dying in battle was denied proper burial rites and left to rot outside the city gates It was king Creons decree that whoever gave him proper burial shall be stoned outside the city walls Despite the decree Antigone decides he Creon has no right to keep me from mine own So loyal to her family blood Antigone goes further to say and even if I die in the act that death will be a glory I will lie with the one I love and loved by him- Antigone would rather die for what she believes is right than live with a conscious disloyal to her family Ismene however does not feel the same way what Youd bury him when a law forbids the city I must obey the ones who stand in power Ismene so overcome by the death that has plagued her family fears now for her own life She wishes nothing more than to please the state and live out the rest of her life in peace Antigone then is donned the hero moving against a majority to act upon what she believes is the right thing to do That in her own death she still sees glory we know she knows no wrong in what she has done Her acts are justified o the end Ismene on the other hand is not as convicted in her choice Longing in the end to side with her brave sister and share in
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