Why does Ismene not help Antigone?


Why does Ismene not help Antigone?


Ismene is known as being Antigone's beautiful and somewhat cowardly sister. Both sisters lived through the deaths and disgrace of their parents, King Oedipus and Queen Jocasta. Ismene is younger than Antigone.

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Ismene does not help Antigone in Sophocles' play Antigone because she does not want to get in trouble with Creon. He has stated that anyone who buries...

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Ismene in Antigone


Chapter 3 / Lesson 10

Read about the play "Antigone" by Sophocles and learn why Ismene and Antigone had a conflict. Explore Ismene's character traits through her actions in the play.

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