Antigone: The Tragic Hero

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Antigone is considered the hero of the play, and she has many tragic flaws which lead to her downfall making her the Tragic Hero. One of Antigone's tragic flaws is her loyalty to the gods and,her disloyalty to King Creon. At the beginning of the story, Creon says that Polynieces, shouldn't be buried because he was a traitor to his country, and traitors shouldn't be respected and honored. This is unacceptable to Antigone, as she says, “But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down With him in death"(1.55-56). Antigone will do what she thinks is right, therefore giving her brother a rightful burial, even though it might mean death for not following Creon's order. Antigone's