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    Antigone Tragic Hero

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    Tragic heroes or heroines are characters with a sad and tragic past, and a future that usually involves a horrible and pointless death. In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles in 441 B.C. The main character Antigone, has all the qualification of a tragic heroine. However Antigone’s action do not prove her to be a heroine. The play, Antigone, is about two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices who died by the hands of each other. The king Creon, the uncle of the two allows for Eteocles to be buried

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    Antigone is the tragic hero because she had goodness in her heart, nobility as a princess, a fatal flaw in her personality, and a status downfall when she was put inside the cave. All of these descriptions fit Aristotle’s description of what a tragic hero is. Aristotle was a philosopher. He was passionate about his own definition and characteristics of how a story's tragic hero should be portrayed. In the time he was alive, men were shown to be the superior other. Women stayed inside while they

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    Antigone As A Tragic Hero

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    The play Antigone by Sophocles, represents a Greek tragedy, in which the ideal tragic hero is centered around the character Creon. As defined by philosopher Aristotle in his book Poetics, a tragedy is an imitation of a serious action or issue which arouses pity and fear in the viewer. Sophocles accomplishes this act through Creon’s reversal of fortune and psychological development. Regardless of the fact that Antigone’s character appears to be the protagonist as well as experiences suffering,

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    Antigone As A Tragic Hero

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    Sophocles’ play Antigone continues the calamitous story of the Theban royal family, recounting the conflict between Creon’s authority as king and Antigone’s sense of justice. While many of the events of the play are certainly tragic, whether or not Antigone and its characters should be considered tragic is less definite. Aristotle’s theory of a tragic hero calls for a basically good character who experiences a fall due to some flaw or error, experiencing a transformative realization and catharsis

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    first established during the fourth century in the Poetics, where he defines what makes a tragic hero. Aristotle suggests that a tragic hero is a character who has a high social standing and embodies great nobility in his/her personality. They are neither a villain nor are they entirely good, but a person somewhat like us, raised to a higher position in society. In addition, the downfall of a tragic hero is caused by fault of their own, often through arrogance or pride, as the result of free

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    Antigone Tragic Hero

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    mistake or tragic flaw. In Sophocles’ Antigone, many are quick to crown Antigone with the title of tragic hero, this is because in a world where no one expelled courage she did. Antigone’s act of going against Kreon by burying Polyneices was a sign of foolish loyalty to the gods, but not enough to make her a tragic hero. Her sister, Ismene, is the true tragic hero. Although Ismene can be considered a foil character, Ismene’s tragic flaws, loneliness and weakness, make her a tragic hero. Her dire

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    Antigone: Not the Tragic Hero Sophocles, a great tragedian, was the one who gave Greek tragedies their traditional form. An important part of traditional Greek tragedies is the presence of a tragic hero. All tragic heroes should have the characteristics of rank, a tragic flaw, a downfall, and a recognition of mistakes. The seemingly tragic hero is Antigone. She wants to bury her brother Polyneices even though this would be going against Creon, who is her uncle and the king. When Antigone buries

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    Antigone As A Tragic Hero

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    Antigone is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, which depicts two extraordinary cases for a tragic hero. Both Creon and Antigone are the principal characters of the play to be tragic heroes. A tragic hero is a character who is known for being noble and has an imperfection that helps to his or her destruction. Creon and Antigone are honorable and defective in their own particular manners, having a comparative deplorable imperfection. The greatest golfer ever known as Tiger Woods is

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    The tragic hero according to Aristotle is a man who is neither a paragon of virtue and justice nor undergoes the change of misfortune or leads to his or her own downfall or destruction through their journey as the characters analyze their “judgment error”. In the play Antigone, Antigone is a tragic heroine who stands up and fights for her moral duties to do what is morally right instead of being loyal to the state even if cost her her life. The plot of Antigone is quite predictable. But, it shows

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    A Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw, which combined with fate, results into a tragedy. The tragic hero must fall from good luck and well being to misery and misfortune. The tragic hero causes a sense of pity through the tragic downfall that weakens the character. In Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone follows her own beliefs by giving her brother a proper burial, even if she has to break the law of King Creon. Because of her innocent

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