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Who is the most tragic character in Antigone

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Who is the most tragic character? Cite with examples to support Antigone is a tragedy which involves many examples of suffering and loss throughout the play, with the central characters, the protagonist Antigone, and the antagonist Creon, both suffering heavily due to certain events. The play takes place after both brothers, Etheocles and Polynecies, kill each other for the right to the throne. Due to this, Creon took over the throne. Creon believes that no one has the right to question the state and set a decree saying that one brother will be honored a burial whereas the other will not. ...read more.

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Antigone seems to do an honorable thing, but this will definitely lead to her death. This is the real tragedy with what Antigone is doing and she clearly knows this. Furthermore, the only family she has is not in support with what she is doing, which displays her loneliness. Creon is blinded by his great power. He is despised by nearly all of the people towards the end of the novel. His tragedy is in the sense of losing everything even when he thought that he had everything, until the end. This starts with the quarrel with his son, Haimon. Haimon states that "Father, I am your son...I will not sacrifice that for any marriage." ...read more.

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Antigone had only two people left to care about, Haimon and her sister Ismene. She puts the love for her brother over them. At least Antigone was able to bury her brother and die in her fianc�s arms, whereas Creon was left with nothing. His family died due to his actions and in the end, he was alone. He quickly loses the respect of his son, then shortly after his most trusted prophet and finally in the end, to nearly all the people in Thebes. He held the most power in the play but in the end, he lost everything. When Therisious says "You will not profit from any of this", Creon only thought about money and power, but then realised the value of what he had lost at the end of the play. ...read more.

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