Antigone And Creon: A Tragic Hero

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A tragic hero is a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for suffering and defeat. In the story of Antigone there are two possible tragic hero's; Antigone and Creon. Antigone is a tragic hero because she holds a high status, has a tragic flaw, and her punishment exceeds her crime. Antigone’s father/brother was king, therefore she was a princess of Thebes. Everyone in the city knew who Antigone was. She was Creon’s niece and his own son’s fiancee. The people of Thebes believed that Antigone and her siblings were cursed because of their family tragedy that lead their parents to kill themselves. The tragedy was that their parents were mother and son, unknowingly. A tragic flaw of Antigone’s is her excessive pride
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