The Tragic Hero of Antigone

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In Sophocles Antigone, I believe there are two protagonists. The first I could imagine would have to be Creon, with the second being Antigone. I would define “tragic hero” as by they have a tragic flaw that leads to their downfall, they have an unhappy ending, and lastly the character is worthy of concern. Antigone was a young lady who knew what she wanted and wanted to do in life, and not let any law her uncle mad to stop her from completing the task of the gods. Creon in the other hand just really had no idea what he was doing, but all he did know was that he was now the king by four of his blood line and just wanted to fallow what the laws where. With doing this he started to become blind with his obligation. Antigone and her sister Ismene are the daughters of Oedipus. Creon, Oedipus’s brother-in-law and uncle is now King of Thebes. He issues a decree to give funeral honors to Eteocles, but leaves Polynices out to be eaten by dogs. However, as part of his family, it is Antigone’s right and obligation to bury her brother, and she does so. Under Creon’s edict, this incurs the death penalty for the headstrong young woman. He imprisons her alive in a tomb, not knowing that his son Haemon, who is betrothed to her. The prophet Teiresias comes to Creon and after an initial resistance, Creon repents and decides to go and free Antigone. He finds that he is too late, however, and rather tragically, Antigone has hung herself, Haemon falls on his sword before Creon’s eyes and the body of Creon’s wife is found shortly after, leaving Creon a broken man. First thing I would like to talk about is how I think Antigone is the tragic hero. She is a tragic hero because a tragic hero is described as a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, when combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In this specific play, Antigone's fatal
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