Creon is Antigone’s uncle; he is also the king of Thebes. In Antigone, Antigone believes that humanity or natural laws have priority over Creon’s laws and disobey his instructions accordingly. Her pride ensures that she will die rather than renounce her beliefs, bringing further tragedy to other characters. The hero of a tragedy is a person of a great ability who comes to grief because of a fault within his or her character is a tragic flaw. Antigone is determined, proud and loyal to her family.
Another characteristic that makes John Proctor a tragic hero is his tragic flaw and his final tragic death. All these characteristics make a tragic hero; John Proctor possesses all of them and therefore he is considered one. John Proctor was a tragic hero because he had a tragic flaw. His unfortunate flaw was that he had a physical attraction for someone other than his wife, this person was Abigail Williams. When his wife became sick he began to get emotions for her.
The feud between the two families played a huge part of the deaths of the two lovers. Since Romeo had the last name of Montague and Juliet had the last name of Capulet they were to be sworn enemies. Romeo and Juliet go against their parents and marry their own “enemy”. Because they got married they feel that they should keep
Antigone is ultimately the protagonist of this play for struggling against Creon and his unjust ruling and instead doing what she believes is morally right despite it being against a law. Creon is the antagonist for being an unsuitable leader who judges, is full of pride, and ignorant. He has more evil qualities as many Thebens disagreed with him and saw Antigone as more just. It is Antigone’s tragedy in the play because of her determination to honor her dead brother and leading herself to being in a tomb alive by Creon and ends her life by suicide. Antigone’s whole life was very tragic as the audience knew she was heading to death after one unfortunate after
Although Antigone and Creon both exemplify the characteristics of a tragic hero, Antigone is heroic for standing up for what she believes in while Creon is cowardly. Antigone, being the tragic hero of the play, has to make the decision of giving her other brother a proper burial or not, which puts her sister, Ismene, and her life on the line. Even though Ismene says.... which means she doesn’t want to be involved with the whole situation. Antigone is careless over the whole situation even if that means burying him may kill her. She was not afraid to admit to the burial.
Antigone and Creon were both far too immersed in his own foolish pride to recognise his perverseness, and that is the source of tragedy. Creon’s hubris had reduced him into a raving lunatic only capable of destructive behavior. Antigone’s high sense of pride and honour leads her to the road to dying of her own cause. Ultimately, this results in not only Antigone’s death, but the death of Creon’s son and wife. Their high sense of pride and honour, and their sealed fate is the source of all that is
King Creon shows that he cares about Antigone. He tries to save her life but she is stubborn and makes a sacrifice to bury her brother which was against the law. King Creon seemed like he was impressed by Antigone since she chose a plan and did not back down from it. Antigone knew the punishment that would follow after burying her brother, her death. Creon may think she is just as stubborn as her father Oedipus once was.
For example,Oedipus from Oedipus The King by Sophocles is a well thorough example of a tragic hero, as well as Okonkwo from Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Both characters are heroic and important people in their societies as well as admired by readers through the imagery of their action. However, the flaw that each of them have ruins their lives and drives them into pain. Oedipus is a mythical Greek king of a city named Thebes, he fulfills a prophecy that said he would kill his father, and thereby brings a disaster on his city and family. Okonkwo, on the other hand, is a wealthy and a well respected warrior of the Umofian clan, a lower Nigerian tribe who gives effort to develop into a powerful and successful person, nevertheless ends up self murdered and doomed as an evil spirit.
The friar’s lack of communication, Romeo and Juliet’s emotions, and pressure from their families are responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare shows us that true love is more important than anything else, even family loyalties. He also shows us that love is blind and dangerous. Romeo and Juliet are born into very different families, but fall in love anyway. The actions they take to solve this problem
Macbeth can be seen as a tragic figure, but he shouldn’t t be treated as a complete tragic figure. Although Macbeth does have our sympathy, he also has our bitterness. He killed King Duncan, Banquo and Macduff s family not only because of the circumstances, but also for the sake of his greed for honour and nobility. His greed caused his own country to be filled with fear, grief and unhappiness, which is personified in one of Malcolm s speeches that makes us feel the pain Scotland, is feeling: Malcolm: I think our country sinks beneath the yoke; It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash Is added to her wounds. We feel sad for Macbeth s death, but we also feel happy that he was executed.