In Antigone Creon is the tragic hero. Throughout the story he displays the four tragic hero characteristics. He was a person of high character. Creon was the King of Thebes and he thought he was the most powerful person. Creon didn't think anything could stop him. Pride was Creon's downfall. It lead to the loss of many loved ones that were close to him. At the end Creon realized he was wrong. He tried to
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in power of all.
Creon is the tragic hero in the story because his flaws lead to his own downfall. Creon's pride overtakes him. He thinks he is superior to gods which he learns to understand he isn't. His own pride killed his family. No one can ever be all knowing. There comes a time when someone is right and you aren't.
Sophocles. "Antigone." Prentice-Hall Literature. Ed. Bowler, Ellen. Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1996