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
A tragic hero must have a moment in time to discover an important element in the story. A tragic hero goes through a punishment that they can’t avoid, which is caused by their hubris. The last thing that a tragic hero must have is a catharsis, a feeling of pity felt by the readers for the demise of the tragic hero. Like previously stated, Beowulf follows the criteria of a tragic hero. Beowulf has a tragic flaw
In the play Antigone, Lord Creon was portrayed as the tragic hero. A tragic hero makes a poor decision which ultimately leads to his own downfall. Lord Creon had special characteristics which led him to be the tragic hero in the play. Creon has a few weaknesses, the greatest being his excessive amount of pride which was known as hubris. He was also faced with a major life changing decision.
This reason is that Lord Capulet's family has problems with Romeo's Family. If they never had problems then Juliet and Romeo would never killed there selves. I think they would have not committed suicide because Juliet could have simply told her father that she is in love with Romeo. But since they do have family feud if she told her father that he would have probably killed her. On the other hand when Romeo told his father about him marring Juliet his father wanted them to get married.
Antigone is last book in a play trilogy by Sophocles about the tragic downfall of a family. The play focuses mainly on Antigone’s conflicting motivations developing Creon as the tragic hero in the play, causing him to be greedy and power crazed and unwilling to take others opinions. This leads to Creon’s tragic downfall and the death of Antigone and others important to Creon. In the play Antigone’s motivations contrast Creon’s due to the difference in beliefs. Antigone’s motivations are that she believes both of her brothers deserve to buried and that the gods would agree with her and get to decide where his soul goes.
In the process of trying Haemon trying to stop Creon, Antigone commits suicide. Haemon goes on his way to visit Antigone while Creon has a conversation with the choragos. After talking to the choragus, Creon realizes he is wrong and that his hubris has led to his divide in his family; and goes to free Antigone. However Haemon thinks that Creon is coming to execute Antigone and challenges Creon one last time. During the brawl between Creon and Haemon, Haemon commits suicid.
Tybalt is the trigger that sends Romeo and Juliet off on their downward path. He is always causing trouble and never once in appears in the play without being in the context violence. He is constantly harassing Romeo and trying to make him fight. When Romeo finally does fight him to get revenge, he ends up killing him and thus gets exiled as the Prince promised earlier in the play. Romeo getting exiled means that when Friar Laurence and Juliet plan their devious scheme Romeo is not able to hear about it straight away, and in fact never hears about it, which leads to him killing himself on top of her still living body.
Towards the beginning of the story when Creon wants to punish her for burying her brother, Antigone begs him to kill her, as “[His] talking is a great weariness.” (2.95) Not only is she trying to show disrespect by rushing the king, but is doing so arrogantly, putting herself above him for that brief moment. Although she starts off in the play as this naive and arrogant character, towards the end she develops a sort of humility and knowledge that she is doomed in a fate out of her control. She realizes fate is “Operative for ever, beyond man utterly. [Antigone] knew [she] must die...” (2.64). She accepts knowledge of her end, and lives on with it.
Hamlet argues, “And so am I (revenged.) That would be scanned: / A villain kills my father, and for that, / I, his sole son, do this same villain send / To heaven. (3.3 80-83)” While many rush to fault Hamlet for failing to stab Claudius right at this moment, Hamlet asses the situation as one where he still doubt’s Claudius sin. Therefore, from Hamlet’s perspective, it is rational to wait until a time when Claudius has been proven guilty to kill him. A time where he will not be granted direct access to heaven and will be forced to roam the Earth, much like his father’s ghost.
Haimon my son, so young, so young to die, I was the fool, not you; and you died for me.” Creon implores that he has been blinded by his pride and that he didn’t see that Haemon’s ultimatum and love for Antigone would be the reason why Haemon would kill himself. Creon’s decisions have lead him to lose his son and his wife, which is where his downfall begins. Creon becomes the tragic hero because he has endured pain from the deaths of his family. By not listening to Teiresias or anyone, but only to himself because he believes what he is doing is right, the death of his loved ones were