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In the story Antigone Sophocles presents two characters Creon and Antigone who both share many characteristics and both suffer a loss at the end of the story Sophocles named the story Antigone to present Antigone as the tragic hero however on the contrary Creon is the real tragic hero He has the tragic flaws that initiate the greatest damage Creon is virtually in every scene of the play and in the end he loses the most His life can be classified tragedy he acted all on his own Creons personality is very strong and he presents himself as a bold individual His tragic flaws are obvious and they coincide with Antigones flaws this makes them butt-heads and it creates the main conflict He is very stubborn powerful assertive proud arrogant and authoritative Once Creon was granted rule he made his decision blind to what others believe His made this edict with no will to change and no open ear to hear the people Creon was mainly concerned with anarchy and he didnt want others taking control Along with this concern were bribery and masculinity He blamed money as the reason people were rebelling and speaking out against him Antigone being a woman made Creon want to severely punish her to prove only that he was strong and no woman can rule above him His tragic flaws mainly his stubbornness played part in his tragic ending In this play one can also argue that Creon was virtually in every scene of the play How can Antigone be the tragic hero if she is in only about 3 episodes Yes she has an impact in the play but Creon takes control above all If Creon wasnt in an episode he surely was mentioned and talked about So during the play as the reader is reading Creon is the character that remains in hisher head Antigone can be classified as a main character to an extent but she
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