In Sophocles’ Antigone, Antigone and Creon both have qualities of a tragic hero according to Aristotle’s definition. Aristotle believes a tragic hero is a decent human, but falls due to a weakness in one’s character. In the plot, Antigone decides to bury her brother, which defies the laws of Creon, the dictator of Thebes. Antigone believes she must hold her family values and the gods’ beliefs with utmost respect. Antigone refuses to deny her crime, so she is sentenced to be death by Creon.
Creon’s first act as the new ruler ordered that no one shall give Polynices a proper burial, since he fought against Thebes. Once Antigone, Creon’s niece and Oedipus’s daughter, was caught sprinkling dust and wine over his body, she was detained immediately. Creon then sentenced her to imprisonment in a tomb as punishment for her actions. His decisions led to catastrophe as the choragus explains throughout the play. His fate and disastrous downfall were caused by disobeying the gods, mainly through his tragic flaw of pride and cruelty.
Antigone broke Creon’s law by burying her brother and in the act of doing so, she was caught. Creon locks her away in a jail cell and she kills herself. Haemon; Antigone’s husband; and the chorus bed Creon to free her but he does not want to. He finally gives in but
Do you know it? Have you heard it?/Don 't you notice when evils due to enemies/are headed towards those we love?" (Antigone, Line 8-12) Antigone proves her familial loyalty when, after her brothers kill each other, King Creon states that only one of the brothers is to be buried. The other brother is dishonored and must be left to rot. Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act.
The Greek playwright Sophocles brilliantly provided an answer to these moral mysteries in his work, Antigone: “Think: all men make mistakes,/ But a good man yields when he/ Knows his course is wrong,/ And repairs the evil: The only/ Crime is pride” (Sophocles). Understanding what Sophocles is trying to explain in this passage isn’t extremely difficult to decipher. We as humans are all bound to make mistakes. There is no other way about it. But when a good person recognises that they have made a mistake, or have done wrong, they fix
Creon had his chance at a 'Happily Ever After ' if he could only control his obstinacy. Of course, the king 's pride clouds his judgment and leads to his utter downfall and cataclysmic realization of his faults. Through his story, it is evident that Creon is the tragic hero of the story Antigone because he exhibits
John Proctor, Arthur Miller’s main character in The Crucible, portrays these characteristics of a tragic hero. The people of Salem view John as a good person: “No, you cannot break your charity with your minister. You are another kind, John.” But, like a tragic hero, John faces a downfall due to his pride and mistakes: “God help me, I lusted.” HUBRIS In The Crucible, John Proctor has great pride in his reputation. According to Aristotle, a tragic hero’s pride or arrogance is called hubris. A tragic hero’s hubris causes his or her downfall.
Juliet doesn’t want to get remarried and taking a sleeping potion that was given to her by Friar. Romeo, thinking she died, he wanted to kill himself to be with Juliet and he did. Juliet found out his death and wanted to forever be with him like what Romeo thought, so she kills herself. Juliet and Romeo we can blame for their own deaths, because of the eventful events that built up to their deaths, it is clear that we can blame them because they caused their own deaths as long as Friar and his lack of guidance. Overall Blame is a huge thing in Romeo and Juliet, we can blame the two characters themselves, and Friar for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
In Greek Theatre one of the main components of a tragedy is the tragic hero. A tragic hero is a man, or a woman, of high standing who is capable of great suffering. They must posses many great qualities but in the end will display a single fatal flaw in character that will lead to his or her demise. They audience must accept this downfall because of this flaw in character. This is called catharsis, the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
The character of Oedipus is ruled by fate. The tragic hero is unable to escape his fate that was spoken over his life to happen. Even though Oedipus has chosen his own actions, the consequences he is sure to face have become undeniable and cannot be changed. Due to the flaws in his character, the king will fall from the good graces of those who once believed in him. In the tragedy “Oedipus the King” it begins with Oedipus showing his flaw of judgement when disregarding Teiresias warning.