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Antogone is a Greek tragedy It is a play of the disaster brought upon the royal family Antigone is clearly a tragedy but what we do not know for sure is the tragic hero of the play In this play a tragic hero is someone who makes decisions which lead to a surprising ending It comes down to the two characters Antigony the innocent girl or the king Creon who is only trying to help the country In my opinion I believe that the tragic hero is Creon due to a choice he made In the play a tragic hero is someone whos downfall affects many people Creon was the king so his downfall affected everyone around him Creon had everything he wanted and everything was going well for him until Antigone went against his law Creon locks up Antigone as a punishment for her defiance This action that Creon makes will affect the life of others and especially himself Creon was stubborn and did not listen to anyone around him Later he had to suffer greatly because of his actions He ended up losing his family and the support of his country and his attempt to fix his wrong decisions failed completely Then the anagnorisis takes place and he realizes what he has done wrong Everything he did comes crashing down on him the fact that all that happened was his fault Creon showed his stubbornness by not wanting to be proved wrong because of pride I believe that Creons incredible sense of pride was the tragic flaw that leads to his downfall Creon had a great amount of pride When everyone tried to tell him that he made a mistake he avoided them because he believes that going back on a decision will somehow destroy his pride He thought that by making an example of Antigones execution
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