Who is the tragic hero in Antigone?
The title character is the tragic hero(ine) of Antigone. She exhibits all the characteristics of a classic tragic hero. As the daughter of Oedipus, she is royal. And she obviously meets a tragic fate, being sentenced to death by her uncle, and committing suicide just before she is to be rescued. Her tragic flaw is a little more tricky, because she is clearly a sympathetic character. But Greek audiences would have understood that she had the tragic flaw of hubris , in that she felt justified in defying the...
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