In Antigone, can you give me a quote that shows Antigone's stubborness?

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Antigone's whole nature is stubborn. She is determined to honor both the memory of her brother, Polynices, and the higher law of the gods. Almost everything she says and does in the play is expressive of that stubborn loyalty to what she believes is right and just. In the following exchange, Ismene cautions Antigone not to defy Creon. After all, she says, they are only women, and cannot fight with men. But Antigone, as is her wont, is stubbornly defiant:

"If that is what you think, I should not want you, even if you asked to come. You have made your choice, you can be what you want to be. But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down With him in death, and I shall be as dear to him as he to me. It is the dead not the living, who make the longest demands: We die for ever . . . You may do as you like since apparently the laws of the god mean nothing to you."

But Antigone also has the courage to defy Creon to his face....

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 "A fool convicts me of folly"

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