The Root of All Evil: Creon’s Demonstration of Hubris Tragedian, Sophocles, in his play, Antigone, illustrates a controversial decision regarding a lack of burial for a former prince of Thebes. Sophocles’ purpose is to convey the idea that, when people are arrogant and only consider one perspective, they do not take other people’s opinions into account because they believe that their own perspective to be superior to any other that anyone else could create. This may render them incapable of understanding
describing the tragic hero, those words become the exact opposite of what is being described. In Antigone, Antigone, Oedipus’ daughter, goes against the laws of the new king, Creon, in order to bury her brother and obey the laws of the gods. Creon then proceeds to punish Antigone for going against his law, which displeases the gods and ends to his own tragic downfall by his entire family killing themselves. In the Antigone, written by Sophocles, Creon best fits the Aristotelian model for the tragic hero.