heroics oedipus rex vs john proctor (the crucible)

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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 …

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…the ultimate good men who could not help being crumbled by his fate because things were beyond his power and in the hands of the Gods who loved gambling with the lives of people. So to the modern reader, we may find it harder to see Oedipus Rex as a hero by our definition. But both of them have qualities of goodness which can be admired in their own ways, however different they may be.