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Creon: The Tragic Hero in "Antigone"

Summary: In Sophocles' play "Antigone," Creon rather than Antigone is the true tragic hero. Creon possesses a high status, noble qualities, and tragic flaws, and his tragic fall was much worse that Antigone's in that he lost his family and had to come to the realization that his tragic flaws caused such a loss.
Antigone's Tragic Hero

Antigone comes from the collection of Greek tragedies called the Theban Plays. The play was written by Sophocles who wrote more that 125 plays in his lifetime. A common question usually pops up when a person is done reading the play, who is the tragic hero. It can easily be argued that Antigone herself is the tragic hero and it can just as easily be argued that Creon is the tragic hero. A tragic hero is defined as one that is of high status with noble qualities who faces inevitable doom due to their tragic flaws. It becomes apparent though that once you look at the true aspects of what makes a tragic hero, Creon is the tragic hero of the play.

Numerous reasons exist of why Creon is the tragic hero. He is of high status, has noble qualities, and has...

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