The Odyssey Essay

566 WordsFeb 3, 20123 Pages
The Odyssey So how is it really possible for something historically related to be interesting for those of us who are not into it? The answer is simple, through modern movies. Let’s be realistic here, for most kids, reading a book just gets boring. Since we are in a technology age, distributing education through the media seems like the best approach. This is known from experience, because I had to watch the movie The Odyssey myself, and it was more beneficial than just reading about it. What did I learn though and did it really help me see the ancient Greek history and the relevance to the overall course? First, the information given throughout the movie was all historically accurate based on the information provided in class. Therefore, the movie is relevant to the overall course because it resembles true events and presents them in an orderly fashion based on the time in which they occurred. The Odyssey was basically about Odysseus’ struggle to going back to his home town Ithaca after a ten year war against Troy. He faces many challenges, is determined to return home to vanquish the suitors who threaten his estate all while receiving help from the Gods in which he believes. The movie not only shows events and circumstances that Odysseus must face, but also what his wife, Penelope and son, Telemachus are going through. Penelope promised Odysseus that if he did not return before Telemachus became a man, then she must marry again while Telemachus himself is trying to mature and secure his own reputation in Greek society. Odysseus however, is facing much more drastic struggles. A battle between the Gods and him. Some are willing to help him because of his wit and logical thinking, but others are out to make him perish due to his lack of respect for the Gods who gave him greatness. So basically, Odysseus at the beginning of the movie struggles with being humble,

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