Antigone Essay | The Tragic Flaw of Antigone and Creon

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The Tragic Flaw of Antigone and Creon

Summary: Examines the story of Antigone, by Sophocles. Analyzes the tragic flaw of characters Tragic Antigone and Creon, pride. Provides supporting documentation from the story.
In all stories, there is a hero. On a hero's journey to gain respect and a place in people's hearts forever, the hero contains but one enemy, many nonbelievers to contend with, and one tragic flaw. It is usually the hero and the enemy that has the same flaw, and somehow manages to see it in each other, but not in themselves. In Antigone, it is no different. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, started as an angry maiden seeking revenge; and the tyrant of a king, Creon, grew fierce with hate for Polynices, who fought and died as a traitor of Thebes. Soon his hate became out of control. Going against Creon's decree, showed that Antigone not only will disobey and rebel against the king, but do anything it takes, including sacrificing her life, to bring honor back to her family. Pride is a...

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