Creon's Tragic Hero In Sophocles Antigone

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What characteristics make up a tragic hero? Some characteristics of an excellent tragic hero are born into nobility, responsible for their own fate, endowed with a tragic flaw, doomed to make a serious error in judgement, meet tragic death and etc. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, the play talks about how Creon became king because he was the next family member to be the ruler of the town. He came up with a law and if anyone broke it, they would face stoning in the town square. Because of Creon’s tragic flaw, he has lost his family to death. Creon was born into nobility, realized that he made an irreversible mistake, and was endowed with a tragic flaw, which are all strong characteristics that make Creon a tragic hero.
Being born into nobility is the first characteristic that shows that Creon is a tragic hero. Creon
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Creon was endowed with a tragic flaw when he makes it clear that whoever breaks the law is facing a punishment. He said, “I swear by God and by the throne of God, the man who has done this thing shall pay for it.” Creon was endowed with a tragic flaw because when he said “I swear by God”, he’s making it universal that by the gods that if someone breaks the law that the they will pay. Creon was endowed with a tragic flaw when he talks to the town’s people about that he will not deal with lawbreakers. “I’ll have no dealings with law-breakers, critics of the government.” Creon was endowed with a tragic flaw because when he says “I’ll have no dealings with lawbreakers”, he’s saying that he will not deal with the lawbreakers, that they will just face the consequences. Also, when Creon said “critics of the government”, he means that the government was also part of this law. Because Creon makes it clear that he was on top and the he has total control over the people he was endowed with a tragic flaw which makes Creon a tragic

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