Antigone: Creon A Tragic Hero

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In order for a character to be a tragic hero, he or she must fulfill a few requirements. A tragic hero is a character of noble stature and greatness. He or she must have a "high" status position as well as nobility as part of his or her instinctive character. A tragic hero must also have a tragic flaw, a trait that brings about the downfall of the protagonist. The flaw could be a lack of judgment, but in most cases it is pride. The tragic hero must also have a change of heart somewhere in the story; typically, towards the end. In the Greek play, Antigone, Creon is the tragic hero. Creon meets the first requirement of being of high stature; he is the new king of Thebes. Creon also has a tragic flaw which is his stubbornness and pride. Creon's

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