Antigone And Creon Tragic Flaws

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A tragic hero is defined as an individual of noble stature that possesses a tragic flaw. The hero has to go on a journey and in the end, the hero learns some truth about him/herself. I think that even though Sophocles play is named Antigone, Creon is the tragic hero. Both characters are of noble stature, but Creon notices his tragic flaw shortly before story ends. Nowhere in the whole play does Antigone admit that she did anything wrong. Also, one could argue that Antigone did not have a tragic flaw in the first place, that it was Creon's judgment that was flawed. Throughout Antigone, Sophocles gives many examples of Creon's stubbornness and excessive pride, which in the end brings about his tragic downfall. For example,

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