Ismene Timeline and Summary
- Ismene and Antigone return to Thebes in order to try to prevent their brothers from killing each other. They are too late, however, and learn that their brothers are dead.
- Antigone asks Ismene to help her illegally bury their brother Polyneices.
- Ismene says she cannot act against the law and that she fears the consequences.
- After Antigone acts alone and is caught, Ismene attempts to accept part of the blame. However, Antigone refuses to let her.