Am I the only person who finds this to be a lesbian play? I mean the very first line is:
ANTIGONE: Ismene, sister, mine own dear sister, knowest thou what ill there is, of all bequeathed by Oedipus, that Zeus fulfils not for us twain while we live? Nothing painful is there, nothing fraught with ruin, no shame, no dishonour, that I have not seen in thy woes and mine.
right, so blah blah blah Cren's gonna kill Antigone and then this exchange occours:
ISMENE: Nay, sister, reject me not, but let me die with thee, and duly honour the dead.
ANTIGONE: Share not thou my death, nor claim deeds to which thou hast not put thy hand: my death will suffice.
ISMENE: And what life is dear to me, bereft of thee?
ANTIGONE: Ask Creon; all thy care is for him. jeaaalloussss!
ISMENE: Why vex me thus, when it avails thee nought?
ANTIGONE Indeed, if I mock, 'tis with pain that I mock thee.
ISMENE Tell me,-how can I serve thee, even now?
ANTIGONE: Save thyself: I grudge not thy escape.
ISMENE: Ah, woe is me! And shall I have no share in thy fate?
ANTIGONE: Thy choice was to live; mine, to die.
ISMENE: At least thy choice was not made without my protest.
ANTIGONE: One world approved thy wisdom; another, mine.
ISMENE: Howbeit, the offence is the same for both of us.
ANTIGONE: Be of good cheer; thou livest; but my life hath long been given to death, that so I might serve the dead.
~~~~ So, ok, I know that Antigone blathers on and on about weak-a$$ Heamon an she and Ismene are supposed to be "sisters", but.. well... I'm a slasher, this is what I do ~~~~