Creon Tragic Hero Analysis

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On average an adult makes 35,000 decisions each day. Just one of those thirty-five thousand decisions in a day can change life as you know it. No one knows what decision is going to be next or going to hold. It is up to you to make the right decision. Sophocles wrote the play Antigone and uses the tragic hero Creon in the plot to portray Creon as corrupt and a failure.
According to Aristotle, Creon is a tragic hero because of his weakness of pride. Creon states on page 293, “You consider it right for a man of my years and experience to go to school to a boy.” This means that Creon will not give up his pride to learn from a younger boy that might have more knowledge than Creon does. Creon also thinks that because of his years and experience that he automatically has more knowledge over someone with less years and experience. Creon will not give up his pride to learn from someone younger than himself. Creon also believes that his is always right he will not change something he has said. Creon tells Teiresias on page 298-299, “Go into business, make money, In Indian gold or that synthetic gold from Dardis, Get rich otherwise that by my consent to bury him. Teiresias, it is a sorry thing when a wise man sells his own wisdom, lets out his words for hire!” This means that Creon thinks that he is right and thinks that he knows more than a oracle. Creon also convicts Teiresias for selling his words to make money and that he is wrong and Creon is right. Creon is a tragic hero because
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Creon says on page 296, “Take her, go! You know your orders: take her to the vault and leave her alone there. And if she lives or dies, That’s her affair, not ours: our hands are clean.” This means that Antigone is going to the stone vault and she will stay in there until she is dead. This also means that Creon thinks that if he does not personally kill her that it is not