When Odysseus encounters Tiresias in the underworld Tiresias tells Odysseus about a smooth journey home “but a god will make it hard for you…because you blinded the Cyclops, his dear son (11.113.116). The god is Poseidon. Also on the journey home, Eurylochus dclares that the men need a break so they land on Thrincacia but are stuck there to starve because “Zeus who marshals the storm clouds loosed a ripping wind, a howling demonic gale, shrouding over in thunderhead the earth and sea at once” (12.338-340). After eating Helios’ cattle when they were not supposed to “Zeus hit the craft with a lightning bolt and thunder” (12.447-448) This causes Odysseus’ men to die and for himself to cast astray into the sea. Monsters prevent Odysseus and his men from reaching home.
Many modern works are based on Greek myths; movies, myths, and music have all been subject to the lure of the ancient Greeks. However, no myth has been more influential that the greatest Greek hero of all, Heracles. The myth of Heracles has been reproduced countless times, but none have been as successful as Disney’s Hercules. This movie packs the legend into a family-friendly package. While the essence of the Herculean legend is captured in Disney’s dramatization, it warps the story to keep it fit for a younger crowd, and this leads to some major inconsistencies between the myth and the movie.
The Odyssey begins by telling of Odysseus being trapped on Calypso's island without telling how he became trapped there until later in the epic. The film begins with Everett, Delmar, and Pete escaping from the labor farm without telling how they arrived there in the first place. There are many similarities between the character and the situations that they seem to find themselves in. Odysseus' vanity inhibits his success, such as when he yells his name and home to Polyphemus the Cyclops and knowing that, Polyphemus is able to ask Poseidon to cause more trouble for Odysseus. In the film, Everett applies hair pomade throughout the movie, suggesting his vanity.
Odysseus embodies the quality of bravery while defeating the Cyclops, proving that he is a good leader. Odysseus and his men sail through the dark night to the land of the Cyclopes, where they encounter the callous Polyphemus. After momentarily conversing with the stranded sailors, Polyphemus, dismembers and makes a meal out of two of Odysseus’s men. He then imprisons Odysseus with the rest of Odysseus’s ship mates in his cave for future meals. Despite of the tragedy Odysseus remains to keep his moral high and hatches up a plan to deceive Polyphemus.
is about a man who has to break out of jail to stop his wife from marrying a suitor, and includes his audacious voyage home. These two similar tales, written with many of the same events occurring in both allows for the works to be compared easily and thoroughly. The two main characters of each story are
The Crucible: The Book or The Movie? When asked the question in which format, the book or the movie, do you as the student get more out of? I personally was able to appreciate the concepts of this story better in the movie than in the book. Its not just the fact that I am a bit more of a visual learner but the simple fact the movie was fantastic because of its wonderful portrayal of the characters and the cohesiveness between the movie and the book. The actors in this movie make an all star cast of Hollywood’s most heralded and respected people.
Odysseus’ whole journey is to return home and be with his wife and son again. The same story goes for Ulysses Everett McGill, who just wants to be with his family again. Ulysses is the Roman way of saying Odysseus, another item in common. When both characters finally return home after many years and obstacles, the journey still was not over. Odysseus had to fight of twenty suitors who were all trying to marry his wife, Penelope.
They both successfully accomplished a series of tasks on the quests they were sent on. They also share the similar relationships with the gods. Both Jason and Herakles have had threatening childhoods. Pelius, the king of Jolcus, is told by an oracle, “beware of the one-sandaled man” (ACM 25). As a result of this, Pelius kills numerous amounts of his young male relatives in order to prevent what the oracle said from being reality.
I know grendel is a monstrous creature because he kills without remorse throughout the entire book. …I saw myself killing them, on and on and on… ” (Gardner 81). This quote is when Grendel enters the mead hall in the night and all the Danes keep running at him trying to kill him. The next quote is right after the dragon puts his charm on Grendel who decides to test it out. “I held up the guard to taunt them, then held him still higher and leered into his face… As if casually… I bit his head off, crunched through the helmet and skull with my teeth and, sucked the blood that sprayed like a hot, thick geyser from his neck,” (Gardner 79).
The Odyssey is about a man named Odysseus and his adventure in returning home from the Trojan War after being gone for 20 years. He puts himself in some trouble, but the gods refuse to let him go home without a fight. There is more than meets the eye when it comes to these two stories. The Odyssey and Star Wars follow the same basic cycle. Both adventures show hard and challenging tasks in order to get home, complete an adventure, or save something.