Characters in an interpretation are often very similar to those described in the initial piece. However, these characters also differ due to the initiative to appeal to a new audience. In the film interpretation of Homer’s The Odyssey, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, the characters Tiresias, the Lotus Eaters, and the Sirens/Circe can be compared to the rail car prophet, the Christians being baptized, and the ladies in the creek. First, the prophet steering the rail car is an interpretation of The Odyssey’s Tiresias; furthermore, this presents both similarities and differences to the original character in the aspects of the characters’ state of being, introduction to the hero, and advice. In Homer’s work, Odysseus, the hero and main character, has to find Tiresias in the underworld where he “crouched with my drawn sword to keep the surging phantoms from the bloody pit till I should know the presence of Tiresias” (Homer 1126), while the film’s prophet is found
In the movie, everything that Hercules does is for the love of Megara. Toward the end, Megara and Hercules fall in love and he stays on Earth, unlike in the book. He weds for the third time to Deianira, and lives “happily ever after.” Although there seems to be many similarities between the works of Disney and Hamilton, there are also multiple differences. One of the main inconsistencies (as stated before), were the reasons for completing the twelve tasks. In the text, it was a form punishment.
Anaximander, who was a student of Thales, argued that the four elements, water, air, earth, and fire can change into one another and therefore none of those elements could be the principle element, the Arche. Anaximander’s Arche was something he called Aperion. Aperion, he claimed, was an infinite, boundless substance that all of the elements were derived from and that things can into being by necessity. Anaximander was also very interested in astronomy. From his observations, Anaximander concluded that the sun was nothing more than a disk with hot gas escaping out of it, and that the stars were holes in the sky where light shined through.
A love story, an epic quest, an interstellar adventure, and a carnival of Gen-X nostalgia with booths devoted to D&D, classic video games, and wood-paneled basements, Ernest Cline's Ready Player One succeeds as a lovable, super-referential romp through a simulated world of '80s geek chic. Ultimately, however, it never quite lives up to the source material which it exists to celebrate. Set in the mid-twenty first century, Cline's novel presents us with a world that has broken in all the ways we feared and a few we never thought to imagine. Oil has peaked. Energy is scarce.
While there is clear mediation and criticism of the heady days of the ‘jazz age’, the novel goes beyond its immediate historical context; bemoaning not only the indifference of the lost generation, but exploring the danger of desire, lamenting the result of “living too long with a single dream”, and deconstructing the contradictory nature of the American Dream. And combined with vividly drawn foible characters and an irresistible lyrical style, surely this is a book which cannot help but resonate with modern
Before Adam and Eve, Batman and Robin, and Mario and Luigi, there came Gilgamesh and Enkidu. In the ancient land of Uruk in 2600 B.C., the royal Gilgamesh was united with the beast-like Enkidu. As both creations seemed similar in physical demeanor, their actions and cognitions greatly differed. Despite their differences, they became compliments of each other, creating a stronger force as a whole, and embarked on journeys that would carry their legacy as heroes to this very day. Gilgamesh without Enkidu and vise versa is like an I-pod without any songs or videos.
In “The Fatigue”, Henri Barbusse describes the trenches in a dark, messy, and sometimes, unlivable. If we were to just read this book and not compare to other books that might talk about the German side of things, we would not see a or even know of a difference. In Paul Fussels book, we can get a greater appreciation for the making of trenches, the different uses, and how both sides are able to survive in both. With roughly twenty five thousand miles of trenches (Fussel, p.37), it is almost unbelievable that this was possible. With the Allies constructing and occupying twelve thousand miles, we conclude that the Germans alone built and occupied thirteen thousand miles (Fussel, p. 37).
They were shining so brightly, luckily, there being no moon to illuminate the warm, breezy county of Maycomb, Alabama. The sun had set early just like it did every year this time around, reminding us it would soon be winter and the bitter chill that was a package deal with it. Never do I go outside to get the full effect. But on this October evening I hear a scuffle to my right and what I believe to be bickering. I glance out my window.
Unfortunately, the people of Mesopotamia never challenged their way of thinking and had to deal with the harshness of the Code. There is a good deal more knowledge known about the Greek gods than that of the Mesopotamian gods. There are a number of different writings about the gods from the Greek timeframe, starting with those of Homer around 700 BC. His two famous works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, paint a very clear picture of how the Greeks gods
Kortni Couch 9/24/12 5 Page Essay The Civil War was a difficult time for those who lived in the United States during the years of the late 1800s. The north and south couldn’t come to a mutual agreement so they resorted to war. Kwame Appaiah wrote a very inspirational book on cosmopolitanism and how everyone of different cultures and ethics should respect one another. When I think about it, the civil war pops into my head and it makes me think about how the civil war relates to cosmopolitanism. Appiah’s prime thrust of his argument is that many people of the cosmopolitan temperament are not necessarily from the elite spectrum of their societies or for that matter, of the world.