Antigone Essay | Creon, the Tragic Hero

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Creon, the Tragic Hero

Summary: The tragic flaws of Creon in "Antigone" by Sophocles.
The Greek tragedy Antigone, by Sophocles, is a play in which a tragic hero's tragic flaws are the direct reasons why three lives are ended and his own becomes worthless. This tragic hero, Creon, the brand new king of Thebes and uncle to Antigone, declares a law that Eteocles will be buried properly and given all burial rights, but that no one is allowed to bury the traitor in his eyes, Polyneices, both of them brothers to Antigone and both of them killed in battle by the other. Antigone defies this edict and is determined to follow "the sacred laws that Heaven holds in honour" (87) by properly burying Polyneices. However, she is caught and brought to Creon for judgment, but, his pride is so great that it does not allow him to forgive his own niece and he has to enforce "the direst penalty" on her...

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