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 addition and removal of prominent characters in the movie, while making the storyline clearer, adds to the number of incidents in which the movie is nothing like the myth. One of the most glaring errors is Hercules’ parentage. While Zeus is the father of Heracles, Hera, his wife, is not his mother. Instead, Heracles was the product of Zeus’ infidelity with Alcmene, the daughter of Perseus.
In The Odyssey Circe was one to Odysseus about his up coming obstacles. The movie had a similar person, who didn’t have a name. Even though the sirens are mythical creatures, they are still put into the movie. Obviously this book and movie aren’t exactly the same but the similarities are kind of easy to point out. Odysseus’ whole journey is to return home and be with his wife and son again.
Dayane Sanchez CLT 3370-04 October 10th, 2013 Essay # 1 Disney’s Hercules vs. Mythological Heracles Disney is renowned for its adaptation of tragic stories into whimsical fairy tales. As the audience for the tales differ, so do the stories. It’s depiction of Heracles is no exception, as a story of murder, betrayal, and tragedy turns into a tale about one’s worth and place in the world. While we may find the same characters portrayed in Greek mythology, many times their roles are changed or intertwined with that of others. This, however, doesn’t keep us from learning about the basic struggles of the hero and where they take him.
Usually looked down upon and made fun of. Which is a fair comparison because many farmers in the early 1900s made great efforts in producing an abundance amount of crops but were taken advantage of by the common businessman most the time. Emerald City symbolized Washington DC and in the book Dorothy asks what a balloonist is and scarecrow tell her that its someone that goes up in a balloon and draw a crowd to pay for the circus show and that person symbolizes William McKinley. The Wizard of Oz could have also symbolized William McKinley because McKinley and the Wizard of Oz were both at the end common men with superior identities. The wicked witch of the East represented the bank bosses of time.
The Maze movie has made the great inspiration for the authors of the film. It is important to pay additional attention on the fact that the noises have been the preferred effects of Del Toro. Combination of the CGI and animatronics make the effect of mandrake root. The core intension of the author in this case was making the fairies "to look like little monkeys, like dirty fairies", but still the animation company was
Discuss del Toro’s use of symbolism, imagery and myths in Pan’s Labyrinth and how they contribute to your understanding of the film. Del Toro exposes both the fantastical and the political through the experiences of little Ofelia. I found this a wonder to watch, as it is visually stunning in its intricacy and Latino-Gothic style, yet informative and thought provoking in its brutally realistic look at the events of the Spanish Civil War. Del Toro has created his own Brother’s Grimm fairytale, with a twist; I like to describe it as a Gothic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ – ‘Ofelia in the Labyrinth’. Her ‘white rabbit’ is a less-glamorous stick-insect, her ‘Queen of Hearts’ is a monstrous toad which has a key in its stomach instead of jam tarts and her ‘Mad Hatter’ is the Satyrn-like ‘pale man’ who doesn’t like tea, but children… Although the film is shown from a child’s perspective, this is not a fairytale for children.
Yet Dorothy’s goal in going to Oz is so the Wizard can help her get back home. Dorothy is also very black-and-white when it comes to opinions. She either believes all witches are bad, or that all witches are good. And yet she is still tricked by Glinda. She never really makes her own decisions.
Despite your opinion on the order in which it occurs, all people compare and look for the same similarities. For instance, in both Hamilton’s book and Disney’s movie, Hercules is not seen as a very smart individual. When being trained by Phil in the movie, he was always making simple and mindless mistakes. The hero’s intelligence is also lacking in the book, when he mentioned to the Sun that he would shoot it with his bow and arrow because it was shining too bright. Another comparable topic is Hercules love for Princess Megara.
The main things farmers wanted was for the government to regulate the businesses and fair prices. The only thing the farmers were missing was a voice. That's why the farmers created the populist party. We see this in Wizard of Oz when Dorothy helps the scarecrow which is exactly what the populist movement is doing for the farmers. Soon after Dorothy helped scarecrow she met the tin man.
In the 1977 Rankin/Bass version of the hobbit It was slightly difficult to tell the dwarfs apart from each other. But in the newer peter Jackson remake the dwarfs are given individual looks and more fleshed out personalities which allows for us to get a deeper understand of why each individual dwarf decided to join on to this crazy quest to retake their lost homes. In the 1977 version of the hobbit I had some trouble relating with the actor who did The voice of Bilbo baggins ,His portrayal of the part made it more like he was an omnipresent narrator then the actual character playing the part. But on the other hand the actor who played Bilbo Baggins in the newer Peter Jackson version did an amazing job playing Bilbo Baggins. I was able to emotionally connect with the character of Bilbo because of how superb his playing of the character was.