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While the two books we are about to discuss here are both similar in several aspects such as fate and human error they are also very different in that the climate of both pieces differs greatly in that of the time period in which they are set and the situations in which both men are placed in The ways in which they are heroic as such is also different as leaders as men or even as just people who existed and fought to overcome a particular situation in their own way or to the best of their capabilities Thus here we have a closer look at the exact reasons for which we call these men heroes and thus conclude whether or the amount of their worthiness each has of the title of hero Oedipus Rex is set the time of Ancient Greece during the time of myth and legend where gods and seers come into play to wreak havoc in the lives of mortals on earth In this case Oedipus Rex was born the son of the king and queen of a Greek city Upon his birth it was pronounced that he would one day kill his father and marry his mother In fear the king immediately called that the child be removed and instructed one of his men to kill him However the man had no heart for such a cruel deed and abandoned the baby instead He was later found raised and grew into a strong and intelligent young man One day when Oedipus was walking along a road outside the city he ran into the king whom at the time he did not recognise nor did the king recognise him Under the provocation of the king and his men Oedipus drew his sword and unknowingly killed the king and his men leaving only one survivor to this incident Soon after Oedipus chanced upon a city in trouble with the deadly powerful
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