Creon, the Tragic Hero
There has always been much controversy between who the tragic hero is in the play. A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with …show more content…
Creon describes how his qualities make him a good ruler; he believes he has the best attributes and qualities to rule the city, and he feels that no one can compare to him as a ruler. This theory is dissected by Graves in his book The Greek Myths: 2. Creon’s ego adds to his eventual downfall because of his feeling of superiority over the people. He feels he has no time for ordinary people because he is of higher standards. When Creon says "I will not comfort you with hope that the sentence will not be accomplished," (Antigone 498) this shows his absolute lack of compassion when he is talking with Antigone.
Creon later notices that he had a weakness, in which he tries to correct, but is too late in doing so. His weakness is that he does things on impulse. He never really sits down and thinks about his actions; instead he just says what comes to mind. Creon says "you will never marry her while she lives," (Antigone 750) right after his first discussion about