Sister of Antigone. Ismene pleads with Antigone not to defy the laws of the city and not to bring more misfortune to their ill-fated family. When Creon sentences Antigone to death, Ismene first tries to share the guilt, and then pleads with Creon to change his mind and be merciful toward Antigone.
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