In Sophocles' Antigone, how is Antigone's fate foreshadowed during her opening scene with Ismene and how does this foreshadowing affect our view of her character?
Sophocles' Antigone opens with an encounter between Antigone and her sister Ismene. They are discussing the recent death of their brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, who fought against each other and died in a war that later came to be known as "The Seven against Thebes." Eteocles fought in defense of Thebes, whereas Polyneices fought to regain the kingship of his native town.
Antigone tells Ismene about King Creon 's decree that anyone who buries...
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