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The Three Great Epics- Three of the greatest literary works are Oedipus the King Antigone and the Odyssey Oedipus the King and Antigone part of a three part series was composed by Sophocles and performed on the stage during a three day festival While Odyssey was story written down by Homer and was one of the first recorded epicsthat was and is still being read today The following shall be a comparison between these three great epics in terms of their similarities and their differences In comparing Oedipus the King Antigone and Odyssey there is a similarity between all three of them in terms of the main characters leadership in response to to situations In Oedipus the King the main character that displays leadership in response to a situation is Oedipus In this epic Oedipuss leadership is greatly noted especially in the beginning and into the middle His leadership is greatly recognizable when he takes charge when the Chorus and the Priest ask for his help because of a plague in Thebes As a result Oedipus says In all my search I have found helpful course and that I have taken I have sent Creon Son of Menoikeus brother of the Queen to Delphi Apollos place of revelation To learn there if he can What act or pledge of mine may save the citySophocles pg 153 Once Creon gets back with the word from the Oracle Oedipus springs into action when he says I make this proclamation to all Thebans If any man knows by whose hand Laios son of Labdakos met his death I direct that man to tell me everything no matter what he fears for having so long withheld it Let it stand as promised that no further trouble
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