The Tragic Hero In Shakespeare's 'Antigone'
Antigone, the daughter of former king Oedipus, has many flaws, including her stubbornness and loyalty. In the prologue Ismene is talking to Antigone regarding their brother and how he can’t be buried. During this conversation Antigone tells her sister that she will bury her brother, because he deserves the respect and love. Ismene argues with her, saying that she will not be apart of her plan and she tells her sister, “Go then, if you feel that you must. You are unwise, but a loyal friend indeed to those who love you,” (scene 1) stating that she is making a poor decision, but she is doing it for a good reason. Another flaw that Antigone has is that she is very stubborn. During the argument going on between the two sisters Antigone says, “If that is what you think, then I should not want you, even if you asked to come. You have made your choice; you can be what you want to be,” (prologue). In that quote she is telling Ismene that even if she changes her mind and wants to help Antigone she wouldn’t be able to, because she made up her mind.