Creon as the Tragic Hero
In “Antigone” written by Sophocles, Creon is the tragic hero. Creon is the tragic hero because of his error in judgement, stubborn way of ruling Thebes, his change, and all the tragedy brought on by his actions. Although Creon changed only when a
messenger told him there would be a tragic ending because of all his actions, he did try to correct what he had done.
Creon ordered that Polyneices’
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Eurydice dead too.
In account of Creon’s stubborn rule and error in judgement, everyone he loved was dead. Although Creon did change and try to reverse his wrong doings, and was not able to do so, he was still an overall good man and didn’t mean to bring this tragedy upon himself. Just because of Creon’s mistakes he had to live the rest of his life with guilt for causing many deaths.