Antigone is brought in by a sentry because she was caught burying her dead brother. She defied the law that King Creon made saying that nobody could bury the body of Polyneices because he betrayed his city and family. Creon is astonished that Antigone would do such a thing, but Antigone does not deny the accusations. She argued that he was her brother, and even though he went against her family and his city, he still deserved a proper burial. She says she would rather die than live with the regret of not staying true to her dear brother. Creon assumed that Antigone’s sister Ismene had something to do with it, so she is brought to him as well. Even thought Ismene would not defy Creon and help Antigone bury their brother, she still confessed to being guilty. She stood up to Creon and told him to kill her too because there would be no reason for her to live without her sister. Antigone and Ismene are then taken away to prepare for their death.