antigone or creon

antigone or creon - Martinez 1 A coin is tossed into the...

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Martinez 1 A coin is tossed into the air, no one knows if it will land heads up or tails up. The chances of the coin landing on one side or the other are fifty percent. This coin is similar to the tragic hero of Antigone because there are so many arguments in favor for each of the two characters, Antigone and Creon. The coin has two options, like the tragic hero for Antigone, which depends on the type of view one takes with the tragic hero. The Aristotelian tragic hero has four qualities nobleness, hamartia, peripeteia, and anagnorisis. For each of these traits these it is arguable for either but neither has all of the traits with perfect support. Critics argue both ways, with many supporting Antigone over Creon but, this does not stop the debate. In Sophocles’ Antigone, the argument of who is the tragic hero is examined with these four characteristics of tragic hero nobleness, hamartia, anagnorisis, and peripeteia; furthermore, he examines the theme of dangers of pride. In the first coin toss the coin lands on Creon’s side because he is nobler than the female
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