She is the niece of the king Creon. Antigone had two brothers who were killed. One of her brothers, Polynices, was ordered by Creon to not be buried and anyone who attempted to bury him would be sentenced to death. Knowing this, Antigone still risks her life and buries her brother. In ancient greek times the burial of someone was considered very sacred, so as one may guess this caused a great problem.
A tragic hero is typically known as a literary character whose judgment inevitably leads to their devastating downfall. Antigone by Sophocles is typically the novel that one would compare to a great classic tragic hero novel since it was developed in the Greek tragic era. There were three main characters and each possessed their form of folly. Antigone the main character died for conscience while Creon suffered for hubris from leading his “society”. While Haemon died for the voice of reason.Justice and morality is portrayed throughout the novel yet who is actually the culprit of prideful manner in Antigone?
Creon’s strong feelings about Antigone burying of her brother transgressed him as the tragic hero because his stubbornness against her caused everyone to turn on him. Such as when Creon is talking to Antigone and he tells her “ In all of Thebes, you’re the only one who looks at things this way.” To which Antigone replies “They share my views, but they keep their mouths shut just for you.” This shows how Creon’s slowly being turned against because his stubbornness. Antigone admits to the burial of her brother and Creon orders her to a cave to survive as long as she can. When Creon’s son hears word of this he goes to talk to Creon and sees his stubbornness. Creon’s son Haemon kills himself when he finds Antigone dead, Creon's wife also kills herself once she hears of Haemon's death.
He punished Antigone to live in a cavern in the rocks to starve to death. “…I have heard them/ Muttering and whispering in the dark about this girl…no woman has ever, unreasonably, / Died for such an unreasonable act…She should have all the honor we can give her”(Scene 3, Lines 61-68). Even the townsmen and villagers were beginning to question Creon’s judgements; they slowly began to side with Antigone. The people under his authority see Creon as an unfit king; it foreshadows conflict and tragedy to take place to Creon. Antigone didn’t fit in well with the other members of her society, but Creon had a very high status as King.
Cindy Yoon Mr.Constantini English 1A 18 September 2015 Real Tragic Hero of Antigone The play, Antigone is an Ancient Greek play mostly about myth written by Sophocles. There are two main characters in this play which are Antigone and Creon. Antigone is a girl who tries to bury her brother, Polyneices who died during the war and she chooses family instead of the government. Creon, is Antigone’s uncle, and also a King of Thebes who didn’t allow the people to bury Polyneices. He doesn’t like people who disobeys the rules of the government.They both are tragic characters because Antigone kills herself and Creon asks for his death to the gods.It can be argued that the tragic hero is Creon because of his excessive pride and his intense suffering at the end of the play.
His capricious state of mind and stubborn character, are the fatal flaws that led to the lamentable death of Romeo and his daughter. One may assume that their fate is decided by supernatural powers or the choices they have made in the past. In reality, one’s fate and destiny are determined by countless other components. One’s fate may as well be a story written by someone else, such as Shakespeare writing about the tragedy of Romeo and
Aristotle says a tragic hero defines the kind of man the protagonist must be. The tragic hero is virtuous but they make mistakes. The tragic hero is fallible. They also usually come from a status of high power, making their downfall even more tragic. A tragic hero is a flawed individual who commits massive wrongdoings that lead to their misfortunes.
If you asked a writer in ancient Greece what a good tragic hero would be, they would say something along the lines of “a person who succumbs to their fatal flaw in order to prove a point.” According to this statement, in my opinion, Creon fits this role perfectly in more ways than one. This is something that might not be easily seen due to the fact that Creon is usually listed as the antagonist, but a bit of looking can say otherwise. The first shred of evidence is the fact that Creon has a major fatal flaw, which is his pride and ignorance. The flaw majorly impacts his ability to reason normally, which leads to decisions such as ignoring Tiresias (Ln. 1038-1099) and sentencing Antigone to death (Ln.
Othello sends Desdemona back to her chambers to pray for forgiveness because he is going to deal with her cheating. Othello has decided that the only way to solve the problems of his marriage is to kill his wife. However, he doesn’t want the guilt of her blood on his hands so he tells her to ask God to let her into Heaven. Desdemona doesn’t argue with him and she realizes what is going on with Othello, yet she still loves him unconditionally. This turning point shapes Desdemona’s sacrifice from unintentional to purposeful.
In Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, he explores many avenues of Greek tragedy, and as such, it has been hailed as one of the greatest Greek tragedies. It explores the mainstays of a tragedy, including the ‘tragic hero’, who is doomed to fail as a result of his tragic flaw, that, while not necessarily evident throughout the play, is meant to serve as a warning to the audience so that they don’t suffer a similar (though markedly less dramatic) end. I will explore some of these subjects, as they pertain to Oedipus Rex, in order to better define them and give context to how they are used. The point of these plays is to teach the audience an important lesson so that they, as a society, can be much better collectively. The importance of Oedipus Rex, was perhaps