Ismene was Antigone's sister. Antigone asked her sister to help bury their brother, but she knew it was wrong. Ismene was aware that she was a woman, and did not want to disobey the King. She was scared of the consequences. She offered to Antigone that of she really did follow through with her decisions that she would take the blame, because she loved her sister. Ismene lived with the loss of her siblings.