Antigone Tragic Hero Essay

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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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • Antigone: not the tragic hero

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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

  • The Tragic Hero in Antigone

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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

  • The Tragic Hero Of Antigone

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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

  • Antigone the Tragic Hero Essay

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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

  • Creon Tragic Hero In Antigone

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    Aristotle’s pieces are either comedies or tragedies. The majority of tragedies have the main role of a tragic hero. Tragic heroes rise to power, experiences a major catastrophe, doom themselves with hamartia, have the occurrence of peripeteia, builds up events leading to their downfall, must be enlightened, and the audience needs catharsis . In Antigone, Creon fits the tragic hero mold the best. Creon’s noble blood allows for the the appointment of kingship. Sharing ties with Jocasta, the late Queen

  • Antigone: Creon As A Tragic Hero

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    “Not so self-centered that you never listen to other people” (Hugh Hefner). In the story of Antigone, Creon shows the characteristics of a tragic hero, as he is the king, he shows his self-confident and he does not recognize his flaws until the end of the story. All of this leads into his downfall in the tragedy and causes him to realize what he had done. Creon is a tragic hero because of his self-righteousness, his excessive pride, and his ignorance of other’s opinion. Creon believes that whatever

  • Antigone as a Tragic Hero Essay

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    Antigone as a tragic hero The debate over who is the tragic hero in Antigone is unanswered. The belief that Antigone is the hero is a tough one. Antigone is widely thought of as the tragic hero of the play bearing her name. She would seem to fit the part in light of the fact that she dies for doing what she believes is right. She buries her brother without worrying what might happen to her. Unlike Antigone, Ismene says “And break the law, our death will be more shameful even then theirs” (pg.5

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