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In Antigone a play written by Sophocles the characters Creon and Antigone both fit into a few of Aristotles criteria They are both choices of tragic heroes They both are neither good nor evil in the extreme but just a man like any of us they are both born of a better social status than most of us and both have a tragic flaw in their characters Although the story is titled Antigone it is not necessary that Antigone be the tragic hero Other criteria that only Creon fits in are that the tragic hero should be responsible for his downfall the misfortune they get should be greater than he deserves and should also have recognition of a truth about himself By many of Creons actions he shows all of the characteristics of a tragic hero and fits in these descriptions perfectly Creon fits in all of the characteristics of Aristotles criteria and is the tragic hero Creon is neither good nor bad He is not completely bad because he didnt really want to kill Antigone Instead he just wanted to keep his laws straight in order to make his men follow his orders He was just a stubborn man who wanted to show the Thebans that he was a man of his word Creon is the king in the play and he is definitely in a higher status than all of us Creons judgment on Antigone at first revealed tragic error in judgment from Aristotles criteria Creon showed himself most arrogant and pride Self-pride is the tragic flaw Creon faces in this play He showed so much arrogance in every decision he made In scene 3 line 105 Creon shows his self-pride by saying My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city This is a weakness in his character in which this brought the whole tragic to come about Creon insisted on punishing Antigone and would not change his mind He
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