Examples Of Tragic Hero Creon

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Antigone is one of the greatest tragedies ever written by Sophocles. There is a controversial question about this play: Who is the tragic hero? Could it be Antigone or Creon? Even though the play’s name is Antigone, but as I read the story. A sensible and responsible king, Creon, is a tragic hero because of his power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness. He is the center of the play, which causes events to happen. The first tragic fall that leads Creon to his downfall is his power madness. His power madness fall can be supported by Antigone’s dialogue, “Further: he has the matter so it that anyone who dares attempt the act will die by stoning in the town.” (Antigone 2). The quote means that anyone who didn’t follow Creon’s decree will die. Another support can be seen when Creon said, “ Not to take sides with any who disobey.” (Antigone 8). This quote shows that he wants everyone to obey him and anyone who disobeys him will get in trouble. The last support can be found when Creon said, “ Not to take sides with any who disobey.” (Antigone 8). This quote shows that he wants everyone to obey him and anyone who disobeys him will get in trouble. The last support can be found when Creon said, “But he who crosses law, or forces it, or hopes to bring the…show more content…
On the other hand, he is power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness. Because of these bad characteristics lead him to his downfall. He does not aware of how bad his flaw is taken over him, even Tiresias, a blind prophet, warns him about his fate. He does not want to listen and accused Tiresias that he is telling a lie. Although he realized it at the end, by then it is too late. It is all his fault that Antigone, Haemon, and his wife, Eurydice die. His authority also makes the citizens of Thebes scare of him. Because they fear that what Creon did the Polynices will happen to them. All of this tragedy happen because of his tragic

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