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Antigone Is he not my brother and yours wether you like it or not I shall never desert him never Antigone strongly stands for what she believes in Because of different personalites and beliefs many unfortunate events occur in the play Antigone by Sophocles Although Antigone and Ismene love and support each other as sisters each of them have differnt values and viewpoints Antigone is known for her strong positive beliefs In the story Sophocles portrays her as the protagonist in the story Her character shows a lot of power strength and stubborness for a woman of her time because back then women didnt have any form of power Compared to Ismene Antigone has the better judgment is stronger one and is also the leader It is hard to convince her otherwise when her mind is set on something No share in work no share in death and I must consummate alone what I began -- Angtigone Standing up to Creon she stood up to higher morals than that of the law She went by the laws of the gods therefore she thought burying her brother was right according to them In the readers opinion Antigone has done the right thing because she has done something very loyal She risked her life for a promise she has made to her brother Polynieces She could have left him to rot and have small animals fed upon his body but she couldnt do that to her brother Ismene is a woman that follows the rules of this society and played the role that was expected of a woman She recognizes her own limitations and her rank of being a woman She didnt want to go against Creon because she doesnt want to go against the laws of a king and a man she knew she would be killed for burying Polyneices We who are women should not contend with
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