The Play of Antigone

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A tragic hero is a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy that is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. The definition of a tragic hero suits perfectly to Antigone.. Antigone, as a heroine of the resistance of tyrannical power, has deservedly became one of the great symbolic figures (Document A). Antigone is a great character that shows good and high moral traits such as caring and responsible Antigone also shows bad traits like respect and not listening. Another reason why Antigone suits the tragic hero is that Antigone will suffer, Antigone will hit a downfall, Antigone will arousal of pity or fear, and realize the error that happened. So, in this essay, there will be a lot of information on how Antigone suits the definition of a tragic hero. The first reason why Antigone is the true tragic hero in the play Antigone is the good traits Antigone has. One trait is that Antigone is caring. When Antigone found out that Creon was not going to give Polynices a proper burial, Antigone secretly leaves the castle and tries to give Polynices a proper burial. Even though Ant...
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