Ismene felt guilty for not helping Antigone bury their brother Polyneices so she decides to take that blame for the crime. Antigone feels that ismene doesn’t deserve the punishment and ismene had nothing to do with the situation
I did it- I admit it, and she'll back me up. so i bear the guilt as well
no, no justice will not allow you to say that. You didn't want to. i didn't work with you.
do you admit you played your part in this burial,or will you swear an oath you had no knowledge of it?
Ismene feels terrible that Antigone is getting all the punishment even though Ismene wasn’t a part of the crime she still feels as if she owes her sister. And Antigone basically is saying that actions speak louder than words.
Hades and the dead can say who did it- I don't love a friend whose love is only words.
But now you're in trouble, Im not ashamed of suffering, too, as your companion
You're my sister. Don't dishonour me. Let me respect the dead and die with you
Antigone cut all ties with and Ismense is begging her to let her die with her. Antigone doesn’t what both to die because it would be pointless. Antigone was should be the only one punished
Don't try to share my death or make a claim to actions which you did not do.I'll die-and that will be enough
Ismene doesn’t want Antigone to die since she is the only family that she has left and so Ismene feels that there is no reason to live if Antigone dies. But Antigone is mad that Ismene chose natural law over divine law so she goes and says “ask Creon. He is the one you care about”
Ask Creon. He's the one you care about.
But if you're gone, what is there in life for me to love?
Ismene feels that Antigone dying is pointless and no one is benefitting from the situation.
If i am mocking you, it pains me,too.
why hurt me like this? It doesn't help you.
Ismene is trying to help any way possible to helps her helpless sister but the only thing Antigone wants is for her to save herself