So im a h,school sophmore in cville VA and hard ass english teacher just had us read the Thebian Trilody (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Atigone) Allow me to give you a brief overview of these three short books dude kills his dad screws his mom has four kids with her finds out that he killed his pops and slept with his muther and proceeds to gouge out his own eyes yaaay. Oedipus at Colonus Oedipus dies (this was 50 pages long) Atigone... Antigone searches for the chopped up bits of her brother in order to bury them... hungry yet? Everybody dies the end. So anybody want to tell me whhhhy do I read these stupid stupid stupid books and more importantly why are they considered great literature??? Anybody wanna help me write a two page essay on who is the tragic hero in Antigone your choices Antigone or Creon?