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Remillard 1 Kasey Remillard 4-25-10 English 102 Mr. Scheck Antigone “The Greek philosopher Aristotle defined a tragic hero as a person of great stature and virtue who becomes aware of a moral defect within himself. This defect leads to great tragedy” (McKinney). Many, if not all Greek plays include a tragic character or also known as a tragic hero. In Antigone , by Sophocles, Creon is a tragic hero. Creon’s stubbornness, high rank in society and his selfish pride inhibits his ability to successfully take on his new authority as kind. After the deaths of Eteocles and Polyneices, the power of the thrown was given to Creon and he became the ruler of the society. Creon buries his nephew, Eteocles, in a full military honor; however he refuses to let his people bury his other nephew, Polynices. Creon is very stubborn and thinks of no one but himself and his new position as king. This real issue of Creon’s downfall is evident as he tries to prove his power over the people. By dishonoring a traitor to his people,
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Simon during the Spring '06 term at Tri - County Technical College.

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