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Is the tragic hero Antigone or Creon?

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Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. He matches Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero exactly. He is of noble birth, because he is the king and because he was formerly the brother of the queen (Jocasta) and the uncle of the king (Eteocles). Second is his flaw, which is hubris, overbearing pride. He is so overconfident in himself that he ignores the law of the gods and everyone else's advice. The reversal of fortune happened directly after it was predicted by Teiresias, his entire family was lost, and his attempt to right his wrongs failed completely. Then the anagnorisis takes place and he realizes what he has done wrong. The weight of what he had done comes crashing down on him, the fact that all that happened was his fault. Antigone also fits some of these qualities, but not all. One can say that she is stubborn, but that doesn't really qualify as hamartia because it doesn't really cause the downfall of everything. The reversal of fortune was caused by Creon's mistakes. Plus, there is no realization by her before she dies. Instead she is steadfast in her belief that she is doing the right thing. Though Creon DOES display many of the tragic hero traits, Antigone, herself, may also be considered the tragic hero of Antigone. A tragic hero is described as a "literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy". In this specific play, Antigone's fatal flaw would be burying her brother against the will of Creon. This caused the crisis at the end of the story. Her death was the beginning of the chain of deaths of Haemon and Eurdyices.

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Who is the tragic hero in Antigone?

Creon


Why is Creon the tragic hero in 'Antigone'?

Creon is not the tragic hero in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, a hero is the main character, the holder of great powers, and the doer of great deeds. That hero is tragic when his life takes an unfortunate turn. The description of the hero does not fit Theban King Creon, who is capable of no great deed or power. But the description of tragic does fit Creon, as a tragic figure in a tragic play about the tragedy of the tragic heroine Antigone.


How is Creon the tragic hero in 'Antigone'?

Creon does not prove himself to be the tragic hero in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, a hero is the main character who does great deeds and holds great powers. He is tragic when his life ends unfortunately or takes an unfortunate turn. Theban King Creon lacks great powers and does no great deeds. But his life turns tragic because of his flawed character and his own misdeeds.


Why is antigone not the tragic hero?

Creon is because he's the one with all the problems in the end


Creon tragic hero?

Yes, Creon is the tragic hero. His flaw is his hubris (of course) and his recognition is after Tiresias comes and his reversal is when he buries Polynices and then goes to try to get Antigone back. Too late..


How is Antigone a tragic hero?

Antigone herself is not the tragic hero of Antigone. The tragic hero of Antigone is Creon. Creon is a well-intentioned king, that comes from royal blood, but he brings his death upon himself with his tragic flaw. His flaw was that he paid more attention to the laws of man and easily forgot about the power of the gods. After everyone that he loves dies, Antigone (his niece), Haimon (his son), and Eurydice (his wife), he becomes a better person and changes his views. However, it is too late for Creon by the end of the tragedy, and he is too weighed-down by his own guilt. He chooses to die.


How is Creon a tragic hero in 'Antigone'?

Creon is not a tragic hero in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, a hero is someone who does great deeds, has great powers and is the main character in the play. Neither the title nor the position description applies to Theban King Creon. In fact, it is doubtful that Creon is intended to be anything other than the play's villain because of his defiance of divine will and cherished Theban traditions.


Is Antigone or Creon more tragic?

Antigone is more tragic than Theban King Creon. The adjective 'tragic' refers to an unhappy ending or outcome. So Antigone is more tragic, because she ends up dead. Except for his life, Creon loses everything that means something to him.


Antigone tragic hero?

The tragic hero of Antigone is Creon. Creon is a well-intentioned king, that comes from royal blood, but he brings his death upon himself with his tragic flaw. His flaw was that he paid more attention to the laws of man and easily forgot about the power of the gods. After everyone that he loves dies, Antigone (his niece), Haimon (his son), and Eurydice (his wife), he becomes a better person and changes his views. However, it is too late for Creon by the end of the tragedy, and he is too weighed-down by his own guilt. He chooses to die.


Is Antigone or Creon the tragic hero in 'Antigone'?

Antigone is the tragic hero of the play 'Antigone'. The adjective 'tragic' describes an unhappy ending or outcome. The noun 'hero' describes a doer of great deeds and the possessor of great powers. The position description fits Antigone.Specifically, Antigone does what has to be done despite the crushing cost to her own well being. She does the great deed of respecting the will of the gods and the god given rights of all Thebans to below ground burial and funeral services. For this great deed, she publicly is humiliated by Theban King Creon, her uncle and her future father-in-law. She also loses her chance at marriage and family. And she loses her life. She's the most heroic and the most tragic individual in the play.


Is it Antigone or Creon who better fits the definition of a tragic hero in 'Antigone'?

Antigone better fits the description of a tragic hero in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, a hero is the main character and has great powers and/or does great deeds. A tragic hero experiences an unfortunate turn of events through a character flaw or a flawed act. The description fits Antigone, who does the great deed of burying her brother and who thereby meets with an early death. In contrast, Creon is just a tragic character who lacks great powers, does no great deeds and comes to an unfortunate end.


Who is a tragic hero in Antigone?

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Why was the play called 'Antigone' instead of 'Creon'?

Because Antigone is the main character and the tragic hero, the play by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.) is called "Antigone" instead of "Creon."Specifically, the main character is the person who affects the course of action. The tragic hero is the character who does great deeds but meets with an unfortunate end. Both descriptions fit Theban Princess Antigone. In fact, her burial of her brother Polyneices affects the actions of all other characters, is a great deed, and results in the unfortunate turn that her life takes.


How does the word 'egotistic' describe Creon as a tragic hero in 'Antigone'?

That he only thinks of himself is the way in which the word "egotistic" describes Creon as a tragic hero in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, Theban King Creon announces what needs to be done to ensure the security of his people and the stability of his rule. He decides on his own. He makes no changes regardless of opinions to the contrary or the resulting suffering of his people. That represents sheer egotism.


What is creon tragic flaw?

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Was Creon the epic hero of 'Antigone'?

No, Creon is not an epic hero in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, the play takes the literary form of drama, not epic poetry. It does not have Creon as its hero either. A hero calls upon great inherent powers to carry out great deeds. Creon acts from self-interest and in fact is the source of all pain and suffering in the play.


What is the hamartia or mistake in judgment committed by a tragic hero in 'Antigone'?

Antigone's extreme disrespect to Creon is the hamartia or mistake in judgment committed by a tragic hero in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone is contradictory, demeaning and insulting in her verbal interactions with King Creon. She owes him respect as her guardian, her relative and her sovereign. But she shows him no respect at all and therefore loses any chance at a lighter sentence if not a pardon for breaking his edict against burial of the disloyal Theban dead.


Is it Antigone or Creon who meets a tragic end in 'Antigone?

Both Antigone and Creon meet tragic ends, but Antigone's is more tragic in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, an end is tragic when the outcome of a human life leads to suffering or takes an unfortunate turn. The description fits both Theban Princess Antigone and King Creon. Antigone's end is tragic because she loses her life and therefore forfeits the opportunity to marry her beloved first cousin, Prince Haemon and to have children with him. Creon's end is a bit less tragic since he still lives at the play's end even though he loses everyone and everything that gives his life meaning.


How is Antigone the tragic hero in 'Antigone'?

That she does great deeds, has a tragic flaw and suffers an unfortunate end are the ways in which Antigone is the tragic hero of "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone does the courageous, selfless deed of burying her brother Polyneices, whose body is denied its god-given rights to a below-ground burial by an arbitrary, contrary royal edict. But she has the tragic flaw of passionate, stubborn pride whereby she thinks that she does not have to show the respect that she owes King Creon as her uncle, sovereign and intended father-in-law. Antigone therefore loses the slight chance that she has of receiving a pardon or a lighter sentence instead of the death penalty.


Is Antigone a tragic hero in 'Oedipus Rex'?

No, Antigone is not a tragic hero in "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.). Specifically, the term hero describes the main character who does great deeds or holds great power. That hero does not stay at the top of his game once the unfortunate consequences of his flawed act or character begin to be felt. The two descriptions fit Theban Princess Antigone only in the sense that her life tragically takes an unfortunate turn. But Antigone is a tragic character, not the tragic hero.


Why is Antigone not considered a tragic hero?

Antigone in the play of the same name is considered a tragic hero. A hero is someone who does great deeds, and who has great power and strength. In its feminine form of heroine, the title and the position description fit Antigone. For example, Antigone does great deeds because she dares to bury her brother Polyneices in accordance with the god-given funerary procedures to which he's eligible. She shows great moral power and strength in so doing, for she is confronting the vaster power of the State as represented by her uncle, Theban King Creon.


How Creon is in conflict with Antigone?

How is Creon in conflict with Antigone


Who does Creon blame for all his sufferings?

Himself, Creon is the tragic hero in this play and it is his actions that create his eventual suffering.


Is Antigone a good tragic hero?

Yes, Antigone is a good tragic hero. She has the quality of bravery in burying the body of her brother Polyneices against the manmade law of her uncle, Theban King Creon. In so doing, she shows that she acknowledges some moral authority higher than an earthly power such as a monarch. This makes her good. She also suffers for her convictions. She is arrested, receives a death sentence, and commits suicide. This makes her tragic.


What is haemon's relationship to creon and to Antigone?

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