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Ismene

Ismene is represented by a black blob. In Antigone, Ismene changes her opinions on


Polyneices’ burial when she says “Nay, sister, reject me not, but let me die with thee, and
duly honour the dead”, in the midst of Antigone’s “trial”, much like a blob randomly changes its
shape. She is a black blob, because the color black represents chaos and mystery, which ensues
shortly after Ismene’s support of Antigone. Ismene’s geometric shape is the smallest of the
three, because she is heavily influenced (and not very influential at all) , at first by Creon’s law,
then by Antigone’s “guilt trip”, in changing her decision to bury Polyneices. Her shape is to the
right of Antigone’s, because in the middle of the story, she attempts to become Antigone’s “right
hand (wo)man”, to please the gods.
Antigone
Antigone is represented by a white rectangle. In the play, much like a rectangle, Antigone
has very strong/stable opinions on Polyneices’ burial that never change. The color white is used
to represent Antigone, because Antigone seeks to be pure in her intentions when burying
Polyneices, be pleasing the gods. Antigone’s geometric shape is in the center of the page with
jagged lines surrounding her from Creon/ Ismene, because she is on her own island for the
majority of the story in believing that “Yes; for it was not Zeus that had published me that
edict; not such are the laws set among men by the justice who dwells with the gods below; nor
deemed I that thy decrees were of such force, that a mortal could override the unwritten and
unfailing statutes of heaven”. Her geometric shape is the largest, because Antigone has the
largest influence in the play, changing Ismene’s, and later Creon’s opinions on Polyneices’
burial.
Creon
Creon is represented by a brown triangle. In Antigone, Creon is a very dangerous force,
shown when he threatens to “as if she were thine enemy, let this girl go to find a husband in the
house of Hades. For since I have taken her, alone of all the city, in open disobedience, I will not
make myself a liar to my people-I will slay her”. Creon’s danger is expressed through the very
sharp points on the triangle. Creon’s triangle is brown, because the color brown represents the
Earth. This is fitting, because Creon is only concerned with the laws of men on Earth, and not
those of the gods. However, Creon’s view on the laws of the gods does change in accordance
with Antigone’s, as represented by the triangle pointing in Antigone’s direction. Creon’s shape is
the second largest (or smallest for a pessimist), because at first, his law regarding Polyneices’
burial is enough to influence Ismene. Unlike Ismene, Antigone’s geometric shape is larger than
Creon’s, because at the end of the play, Creon does end up becoming influenced by Antigone.