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Antigone5

In order for a character to qualify as the tragic hero they must posses all of these qualities: high standing, a major flaw, and a downfall. A tragic hero is someone that is usually of royalty, of nobility, honest, orbrave. During the story they usually show a major flaw or weakness. This usually leads to their downfall, loss of power, or even death. Manystories have tragic heroes. Creon came into power when Oedipus was exiled and died. Throughout the play, Antigone, Creon exemplifies many characteristics. Some are selfishness, stubbornness, and pride. He is selfish because hedoes only want he wants to do and listens to no one else. He shows hisstubbornness when he is unwilling to let Antigone live even though shecommitted a crime. He thinks that he is always right and that he is lovedand adored by all, a true example of pride.His characteristics and tendencies lead to his tragic flaw. He feelsthat Haimon is too young to know what he is talking about especiallywhen it comes to Antigone. Creon believes that Haimon is blinded bylove. Creon wouldnt even take anything that Haimon said intoconsideration. He also did the same thing with Teiresias, a blind prophetwho has always been right in other situations. Teiresias told Creon thathis actions have angered the Gods and that it would be in his best interestto let Antigone go free, otherwise his family would be cursed and hewould suffer a great deal. Creon, whom was obviously in denial, didntbelieve a word Teiresias said and accused him of lying and taking bribesfrom the people. After Teiresias left, Creon has a sudden change of heart andrealizes that it would be in his best interest to let Antigone live. Uponarriving at the vault where Antigone is held Creon finds that she hashanged himself. Haimon is mourning at her feet, he then lunged at Creonand missed. Desperate he drove the sword into himself. Back at thecastle Eurydice has heard the news and also commits suicide. ...

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