Antigone Essay | The Tragic Flaw of King Creon

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The Tragic Flaw of King Creon

Summary: Talks about King Creon's tragic flaw of pride and how he is the Tragic hero of the play.
Pride. It can change a person's life. It can make them do sinful things. Sophocles demonstrates pride as the source of tragedy in his ancient Greek play Antigone. In Greek dramas, tragic heroes are almost always guilty of hubris; an overbearing pride or presumption, often thinking that they are better than the gods. This hubris usually causes the heroes tragic flaw. Specifically in the play Antigone, there are two main characters that demonstrate qualities of a tragic hero. Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, was cursed with the tragic flaw of pride as well as Creon, the king of Thebes. Although Antigone fits Aristotle's three guidelines of being a tragic hero, she does not demonstrate hubris. Rather, she is more concerned with the law of the Gods and pleasing them, than challenging their will. King Creon comes from a high lofty position and is neither...

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