Antigone's Fate. How is Antigone's fate foreshadowed during her opening scene with Ismene?

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I think it's pretty simple.  Antigone IS going to do this:  "When I have tried and failed, I shall have failed....  There is no punishment can rob me of my honourable death."  She will do what she must to ensure her brother's eternal peace, and she understands she is likely to die in doing so.  She sees it as an honorable death, but she is already reasonably certain of her fate if she pursues her intention. She knows it, and the audience knows it, too.

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This opening scene also shows Antigone as a woman who will not be stopped. She will not be persuaded or dissuaded. She will not hesitate...

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