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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.


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 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.


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.


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.


Who is a tragic hero in Antigone?

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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 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.


What is creon tragic flaw?

Why didn't Antigone want ismene to share her death

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