Who is the tragic hero in Antigone essay?
Creon is the tragic hero because he tries to restore order in Thebes and is a good ruler but ends up alone due to his excessive pride. Antigone is the tragic hero because she sticks to her beliefs in the Gods and family and dies because of her loyalty to them.
What is the thesis of Antigone?
Antigone believes in the supremacy of religious law and tradition. Although King Creon has decreed that the traitor Polyneices should not be buried, Antigone insists on following the religious law requiring that females bury the deceased of their family.
What happened before Antigone?
The action of Antigone follows on from the Theban civil war, in which the two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, died fighting each other for the throne of Thebes after Eteocles had refused to give up the crown to his brother as their father Oedipus had prescribed.
What is Creon’s hubris?
In the play “Antigone”, Sophocles at first portrays Creon as a just leader. He has good, rational reasons for his laws and punishments. By the end of the play Creon’s hubris, or excessive pride, has taken over him, which leads to his demise. More often then not that tragic flaw is excessive pride, hubris.