"Ismene, I am going to bury him. Will you come?" (Sophocles Prologue.31).
No! It's too dangerous!
With Eteocles and Polyneices gone, I am next in line for the throne. With my power, I am making a law stating no one will bury Polyneices as he has fought against your king .
As I walked past Polyneices' body, I noticed something you are going to want to know. Someone has but a layer of dirt over the body, trying to bury him.
Who dared to go against my ruling? Find this man immediately and bring him to me!
I hope I can find who did this.
Ismene is compulsive when she tells Ismene her plan to bury their brother Polyneices.
When a man follows rules, he is peaceful. When a man breaks the rules, he is violent.
Eteocles and Polyneices are both dead. Eteocles is given a proper burial while King Creon will not allow Polyneices to be buried since he fought against Creon.
"To join you, to take my share of punishment" (Sophocles ii.134)
Creon's law is declared, but as the Sentry walks past Polyneices' body, he notices that someone attempted to bury Polyneices. Creon is frustrated and demands the Sentry to find out who did it.
The Gods continue to punish the family of Oedipus in return for what he did.
The Chorus praises men. To Creon, abiding by laws is everything. Someone is a good person if they follow the rules.
While walking around, the Sentry finds Antigone in the act of burying her brother and brings her to Creon and tells him she is guilty. Ismene tries to share Antigone's punishment but Antigone won't let her.
Ismene, you are not guilty. I will not let you be punished for my transgression.
The Chorus says that the reason Antigone is suffering is because of the curse of Oedipus.