Antigone Essay | Antigone: Creon asTragic Hero

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Antigone.
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Antigone: Creon asTragic Hero

Summary: Discusses the play Antigone by Sophocles. Examines how Creon is a tragic hero. Concludes that he belongs in the tragic hero category because his fate is against him, he suffers from hubris, but above all, he desires the best for his kingdom.
"Our happiness depends/ on wisdom all the way. / The gods must have their due. / Great words by men of pride/ bring greater blows upon them. / So wisdom comes to the old. (1. lines 1344-1353)." Creon's character can be described by many characteristics but the one adjective that sums it all up would be a tragic hero. In the play Antigone by Sophocles Creon is a tragic hero. He belongs in the tragic hero category because his fate is against him, he suffers from hubris, but above all, he desires the best for his kingdom.

First, Creon's fate is doomed from the beginning for the mere fact that he is related to Oedipus and second he is a tragic hero. "My life is warped past cure. My fate has struck me down. (1.1342)" All the decisions Creon makes contributed to his son's death. When Creon's son took his own...

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