Why is Creon the tragic hero of Antigone?

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Creon is kind of caught between a rock and a hard place, as they say. On the one hand he has the rules of the gods and what they expect. And on the other side are the people of his kingdom and how they will perceive him if he shows mercy. He's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. It is definnitely a tragic irony and makes him a tragic hero, of sorts.

Actually, the reason Creon is the tragic hero of the story is, because of his pride. IN which he cares only about himself and not about other people's opinion. Which is why the story is mostly about him, and on how he thought he was more powerful than the gods
I need answers lol, like how and why his self-pride was his downfall