Aristotle's Antigone As A Tragic Hero

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Aristotle describes a tragic hero as a man or woman of high standing who is capable of great suffering. He or she possesses many good qualities, but displays a single, fatal, character flaw which results in the character's downfall. Because of Aristotle's definition, Antigone would be considered a tragic hero. Antigone is a tragic hero first because of her high standing. She is the daughter of Oedipus and a princess of Thebes. Even after her father's death, she was still part of Theban royalty because of Creon taking the throne. Antigone is also a woman who has been suffering for the majority of her life. Her suffering began with her mother hanging herself and her father, Oedipus, blinding himself after they found out the prophecy saying
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