posted 1 year ago with 5 notes

I’m seriously considering picking up the continuation of Ismene’s story as a project for 2013.

Ismene being the sister of the lead in the Greek tragedy “Antigone” by Sophokles.

At the end of the story, it’s just her and Kreon. Two broken people who’ve lost just about anything, and who both blame themselves - at least in part - for what happened (at least, that’s how I read it). 

We never get to know how their story continues though. That’s what I’m interested: picking up where Sophokles left off.

I could actually see Kreon comitting suicide, after finding both his wife and his son have done the same. But what about Ismene? What happens to her?

Ancient Greek fandom, I don’t know if you exist but just in case you do: any input?

  1. alphamovie answered: That’s a great idea! But don’t kill Creon, it’s too easy…
  2. wartblog answered: I played Antigone in my school play this fall and I always pictured Ismene running away and living with a rich old ally of her father’s or st
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