Creon Tragic Hero No Conclusion Essay

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Missael Oseguera Ms. Boland English II, period 4 3/2/15 Tragic Hero Did you ever think that you would have to decide whether or not to kill you own niece? Antigone’s brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles fought to the death, fighting for their place at the throne as king. One was labeled a traitor the other a hero, leaving controversy in the family. Their death was the beginning of Creon’s rule as king. Creon is a tragic hero because he is a noble, he had flawed, and his realization of his flaws came far too late. Creon coming in nobility and taking place the place as king was the beginnings of a tragic hero. To be noble is to have a high social position by birth or title. “Unfortunately, as you know… the princes Eteocles and Polyneices have killed each other…I as the next in blood, have succeeded to the full power of the throne.” (Sc. 1 Line 15-17) Creon was only made king after the deaths of Eteocles and Polyneices. “As long as I am king, no traitor is going to be honored with the loyal man.” (Sc. 1 Line 44-45) When Creon became king he took on the responsibilities of both protecting and setting an example to his people. This shows that Creon coming into nobility made him a tragic hero. Creon’s a tragic hero because he had flawed. He had put his pride before giving into was right. To have flawed or have a flaw is to have a weak point or fault. “Oh, it is hard to give in, but it is worse to risk everything for stubborn pride.” (Sc. 5 Line 92) Creon had put his pride before the life of his niece Antigone. “And as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare-I have no use for him either.” (Sc. 1 Line 23-24) Creon not only showed that he did not approve of putting “friendship/family” above the people, but also showed that he did not approve of anyone else that had done this. This shows that Creon’s flaw was

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