Antigone And Creon Tragic Hero

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This quote defines what a tragic hero genuinely is. They are prominent for being fair, but they are brought down by their own imperfections. According to the greek, Tragedy always seems to deal with love, loss, pride and the abuse of potency. The Greek believe that the main protagonist of a tragedy commits some terrible crime without realizing how preposterous and arrogant he has been. Then later as time goes by he gradually realizes his mistakes and finds the world around him crumble. Tragedy depicts the downfall of a good person through some fatal error or misjudgment, leading to his suffering on the component of the protagonist and arousing pity and fear on the component of the audience. Therefore all tragic heroes make mistakes and so does Creon, Although Antigone is believed to be the tragic hero, to some extent, she does not fit the greek definition of…show more content…
Both Creon and Antigone show aspects of being the tragic heros. Creon shows all the people of Thebes his negative side by declaring the law engendered by him against burying Polyneices. This was to build a scare in the people so there would be not be any attacks. Creon shows positive side by letting Antigone and Ismene live with him under his care and promised to raise them after their father had passed on. On the other hand Antigone expresses her positive side when she insists on burying her brother who has been killed in battle. Ismene offers to share the crime of burying their brother but, Antigone does not accept the request and verbally expresses, "No!. People are mostly not brave enough to go against Creon 's law . Antigone was the only one who dared to and this shows bravery, an element that is present in all tragic heroes. Tragic heros reach an epiphany a lot later in their lives, and regret it as the time would have passed to clear their mistakes. Creon 's epiphany was when he changed his mind about the burial after verbalizing with
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