Why Pocahontas is a historically inaccurate movie The Disney Pocahontas story starts with a woman from the Tsenacommacah tribe located in what the English settlers called Virginia. She was daughter of the tribe’s leader, Powhatan. The other main character is John Smith, an English man who came along with the English colonists in the Susan Constant ship. The settlers settled in Native American lands, which made the Native Americans mad. Pocahontas and John Smith were young adults who fell in love sort of like Romeo and Juliet because their love seems impossible.
Before Helen had time to grow older her twin siblings Castor and Pollux rescued her. Later on in her life, King Tyndareos of Lacedaemon decided to chose Helen’s husband. He chose Odysseus and the two eventually had a daughter. After a decade, Helen was ran off with Paris, the son of King Priam of Troy. Menelaus called on his suitors to help him get her back.
Danae, the royal virgin princess was the mother of Perseus after Zeus had visited the virgin by disguising as a shower of gold. Another hero would be Heracles, he was birthed in similar circumstances to Perseus, and was taken away to a foster family far away. This was another element to a hero narrative. There is little explanation about Heracles, however he fights the beasts and claims a kingdom, another important factor to a narrative. Orestes and Brasidas, were birth in different circumstances compared to Perseus and Heracles.
At the age of about 17, Cleopatra became the queen of Egypt. Cleopatra had to overcome her sister Arslinoe’s and her brother Ptolemy’s conspiracy to exile and rid her of the throne, but she ultimately reigned over Egypt until her death at 39 years of age. Hollywood is famous for recreating such dramatic historic events on film and in 1999 the movie
On the page prior to the last page of the book, Alison refers to her life as an “inverted oedipal complex”. This refers to how she both estranges and identifies herself with her father through the concept of their shared tribulations brought on by their homosexuality. Though her father often seemed distant, he was an equally loving father some of the time. The most obvious reference to Greek mythology, and the most blatantly apparent in the final page of the story, is that of Daedalus and Icarus. In this myth, Daedalus invents a pair of wax and feather wings in order for he and his son, Icarus to escape from the labyrinth, another invention of Daedalus’s. Even after Daedalus warned Icarus not to, Icarus flew too
Ariel Taichman-Robins The Odyssey Vocab: Antikleia-Odysseus Mother Athena-The daughter of Zeus; a virgin goddess; associated with wisdom, cleverness and weaving. Autolycus- Son of Hermes, noted for his tricks and deceits. Odysseus’ grandfather The Bard-The singer of epic poetry; in a preliterate culture, a bard recreates his song in each performance, using traditional formulas and tye scenes as building blocks of his poetry. Calpyso- Nymph or minor goddess who keep Odysseus captive on his island Ogygya for seven years, until the gods demand that he be released. Charybdis-A very dangerous female monster who sucks up water and spits it out like a whirlpool Circe-witch-goddess, enchantress, daughter of Helios the sun god; turns half of Odysseus shipmates into pigs.
It is based on the Greek legend of Oedipus; a story where an Oracle prophesises that Oedipus (the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta) would kill his father and marry his Mother. With this legend, Graham had the basis to compose one of her most emotionally charged works. As with many of her works, Graham manipulated the piece to make Jocasta the protagonist. She did this to allow the audience to focus entirely on the emotions being conveyed. Graham’s Night Journey tells of Jocasta’s destiny, the triumphal entry of Oedipus, their meeting, new love and intimacy and then their devastating discovery that their relationship is not of husband and wife, but actually of mother and son.
Mrs. Henry research on Aspasia birth and education leads us to believe that he was in line of lintier with the Aristocrats. Aspasia was born in the ancient Greek city of Miletus. Her father was named Axiochus her mother’s name is unknown. Nevertheless, during this same era, the stories where told by comedy through several poets including; Cratinus, Eupolis, Hermippus and Aristophanes. The surviving ancient sources for fifth century Athenian history do not permit a connected biography of Aspasia.
Apollo was born on the little island of Delos. The reason Apollo was born here is because Hera became jealous and pursued Leto (his mother) from bringing him into the world on earth. So Leto was forced to go to the barren island of Delos to have her twins, Apollo and Artemis. Artemis was Apollo’s twin sister, his mother was Leto, and his father was Zeus. When Apollo was born a group of swans encircled the island, and now swans are one of his most sacred animals.
The sons of Atreus marry the daughters of Zeus and Tantalus, Helen and Clytemnestra. Menelaus marries Helen and Agamemnon marries Clytemnestra. Agamemnon and Clytemnestra give birth to three children, Iphgenia Electra and Orestes. During that period of time Paris, the Trojan prince abducts Helen because he was astonished with her beauty. This action of Paris creates rivalry between the two cities and the Trojan War strikes in.