"Your people are beginning to question your judgment and are beginning to side with Antigone.
Yet the judgment of critics shouldn’t be taken for absolute truth.
Looking at her actions and personality impartially tells a bit of a different story.
Sophocles intends the play to highlight Antigone and her soon to be fatal clash with her newly crowned uncle, Creon. Analytically speaking, however, Creon does seem to more categorically fit the title of “Tragic Hero.” There is no doubt as to the nature of the work, that being tragedy.
Along with this genre comes certain established prerequisites and Creon is the only character that satisfactorily fits them all.