What Is Antigone's Tragic Flaw?


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In the Greek tragic definition, a tragic flaw is also known as a _____.

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1. In Antigone, the main character makes a fateful decision to bury her brother because _____.

2. In Antigone, which two characters exhibit traits of a tragic hero?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet looks at how the element of a tragic flaw impacts the story of Antigone. You'll find questions on this literary device in general as well as how it applies to Antigone's character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet includes questions focused on:

  • The Greek definition of a tragic flaw
  • The burial of the main character's brother in Antigone
  • Characters who exemplify the tragic hero
  • Which character calls Antigone headstrong
  • Who Creon blames for the suicides of his son and wife

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define tragic flaw in the Greek tragic context
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn relevant details from the lesson on the plot and characters of Antigone
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read insight into traits exhibited in the play and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To look closer at this element of the play, you can check out the accompanying lesson, What is Antigone's Tragic Flaw? This lesson is composed of these objectives:

  • Understand how characters typically view their own tragic flaws
  • Familiarize yourself with the different theories on the tragic hero of Antigone
  • Explore related quotes from the play and their significance