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The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) wrote that a tragic hero is a character of high standing who, because of harmartia (a tragic flaw), is the author of his/her own destruction. The tragic hero recognizes, too late, his/her error and humbly accepts his/her punishment.

Based on this definition, which character is the tragic hero in this play?


Antigone: she is fully aware that her rebellion against Creon has landed her in a rocky tomb.


Haemon: he makes his own fate and takes his own life to be with his love.


Eurydice: she takes her own life, cursing her husband.


Creon: he fails to fix his mistake before Tiresias' prophecy is fulfilled and must resign himself to the suicides of his wife and son.


Ismene: she tries to right her original abandonment of Antigone but must resign herself to living without her sister.

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