Antigone's tragic flaw is her fierce devotion to her family. While loyalty in itself is not a tragic error, Antigone's extreme loyalty does ultimately bring about her downfall and cause even more tragedy in Thebes. More »

Pride is the main tragic flaw present in both Oedipus Rex and his daughter Antigone. A tragic flaw, or hamartia, is the defect in a hero's character that helps bring about his downfall. Both Oedipus and Antigone were so ... More »

Oedipus' tragic flaw generally is considered to be pride. A great deal of debate over the nature of Oedipus' tragic flaw exists among scholars throughout history. More »

Pride is the main tragic flaw present in both Oedipus Rex and his daughter Antigone. A tragic flaw, or hamartia, is the defect in a hero's character that helps bring about his downfall. Both Oedipus and Antigone were so ... More »

Macbeth's tragic flaw is his ambition. He is willing to do anything it takes to become the king, and his wife encourages his evil deeds. More »

Odysseus, the hero of Greek legends, displayed many heroic qualities, including strength, cleverness, eloquence and a steadfast devotion to his wife and family despite being separated from them for two decades. As a char... More »

Sophocles' "Antigone," the climactic play in his Theban trilogy, is set entirely outside the palace gates of Thebes in Ancient Greece. A disastrous rebellion has just led to the deaths of Antigone's brothers. More »