we two women must keep in mind we were born/ women whose purpose is not to battle against men/ Then

because we are ruled by those who are stronger/ we must hear and obey this and things yet more painful” (61-64). Ismene issues this warning to Antigone to remind her that “power” is only held by “men” who are always in command while “women” are meant to be “subordinates”. Ismene holds the same views on power and masculinity as Creon because she states that “As for me

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