What information does Antigone give to Ismene?

The information that Antigone gives to Ismene is that Creon made a decree that one of their two dead brothers, Polyneices, will not be buried. (This is a horrible dishonor to whoever has died).

Does Antigone really expect Ismene to help her with Polynices burial?

Does Antigone really expect Ismene to help her with Polynices’ burial? Yes, because she thought Ismene was going to help because Polynices is her brother too, and she was surprised to even hear Ismene say that she wouldn’t.

Does Ismene plan to join Antigone Why or why not?

Does Ismene plan to join her? Why or why not? No—Ismene is afraid of Creon. She believes that it is important to follow the king’s laws.

What contrast between Antigone and Ismene is suggested by the conversation between them?

Contrasting Antigone and Ismene

In the most basic sense, Antigone is the more strong-willed of the two sisters, while Ismene is compliant. Antigone is willing to defy Creon’s decree at any cost, including death, while Ismene tries to persuade her sister to obey the law, and thus King Creon himself.

What do you think about Antigone not allowing Ismene to take the blame?

Why won’t Antigone allow Ismene to share the blame? Antigone does not want to share the credit with Ismene and she wants Ismene to be punished by being the only relative left. Iceman only gave words of support, She didn’t really help Antigone.

What happened to Ismene at the end of Antigone?

After Antigone is captured by Creon, Ismene states that she helped because she wants to be executed with her sister. Antigone states that she is innocent, and therefore, Ismene is set free.