The strain of Sophocles' characters Antigone and Ismene as personifying Freud's id and superedo can be traced through the representation of women in art. Throughout history, women have been regulary presented in the Greco-Roman tradition, a pure and moral figure, a mother or virgin. This representation has become the convention, and Ismene lives on in these representations, as the law abiding woman, aware of her role in society. Antigone can be traced in the images of women deviating from this convention, though they are still often moral figures who are supported by the public, despite the break from convention. Finally, women are occasionally presented with Freud's full rang of teh unconcious, possessing an ego to balance the id and the superego. These peices are characterized by a still tranquility and stability as the Antigone and Ismene elements balance eachother.