The Hubris of a Hero
The play Antigone by Sophocles is a play like no other. Its central theme is a practical problem of conduct involving the laws of the gods and those of the humans. Antigone represents the laws of the gods while Creon represents those of the humans. Both characters are very stubborn, neither of them willing to back down or compromise. Both sides are committed to their own reasoning and disinclined to
showed first 75 words of 832 total
showed last 75 words of 832 total
is in this play. He blunders and pays drastically for his frailty, but in the end he realizes this and accepts the guilt and responsibility for his actions. By tragically losing all, one is forced to feel sympathy toward him, and for always doing what he thought was right, and what he thought would further and protect his kingdom, he is regarded as hero. These elements combined brand him a true ancient Greek tragic hero.