What makes antigone a rebel? her statement that women are not strong enough to defy the state her horror at what creon had decided regarding her brother’s burial her decision to go bury her brother, with or without ismene her admonition to ismene to do whatever she chooses
Her decision to go bury her brother, with or without Ismene
In Sophocles' "Antigone," the protagonist is a strong and determined woman who opposes the King and disregards his order not to give burial to her brother Polyneices. In that respect, she decides to follow the orders of the Gods rather than Creon's, since she considers the Gods' laws more important than the King's. Thus, she buries her brother whatever it takes and no matter what, which finally costs her life.