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Now look at the two of us, left so alone... think what a death we'll die, the worst of all if we violate the laws and override the fixed decree of the throne, its power -- we must be sensible.

Which other lines from the Prologue help to further characterize Ismene as meek?

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"Then go if you must, but rest assured, wild, irrational as you are, my sister, you are truly dear to the ones who love you."


"Remember we are women, we're not born to contend with men. Then too, we're underlings, ruled by much stronger hands, so we must submit in this, and things still worse."


"You're wrong from the start, you're off on a hopeless quest."


"Yes, if you can, but you're in love with impossibility."


"I, for one, I'll beg the dead to forgive me -- I'm forced, I have no choice -- I must obey the ones who stand in power. Why rush to extremes? It's madness, madness."

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