Antigone Cause and Effect

aE(Prologue ll. 47-49) Ismene's statement illustrates how she is afraid of publicly criticizing the king because women are inferior to men, and doesn't think their protest will accomplish anything. Following Antigone's capture for breaking Creon's edict, Ismene's position changes greatly. When asked by Creon if she is guilty as well, Ismene declares "Yes, if she will let me say so. I am guilty,aE and "I too have a duty I must discharge to the dead.aE(Scene 2 ll. 130 and 138) Because Antigone admits to acting out against Creon, despite the fact her actions will result in death, Ismene understands how important it is for her brother to receive the honorable burial he deserves. Antigone's persistent articulation of her beliefs eventually garners Ismene's support.

Haimon is persuaded to convey his thoughts regarding Creon due to his strong love for Antigone. After a lengthy, stagnant conversation concerning Antigone, Creon says to Haimon, "You'll never marry her while she lives.aE (Scene 3 l. 118) Haimon responds be saying, "Then she must die. But her death will cause anot



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