Every story is different; however, they can share similar qualities. Stories can be powerful as the characters experience mirrors similar pathways to ourselves. For instance, obstacles or unknown events and how they find a way for it to resolve can look like our own. A great story contains many different elements. A Midsummer’s Night Dream and The Odyssey are two exciting stories that share similarities and differences. Three important elements between these stories are the conflict between the characters and their decisions, the characters that tell you about themselves and their personality and the setting of the story that give you an understanding of where these characters story takes place. Conflict is a disagreement or argument that …show more content…
Odysseus and Penelope are in love since Odysseus won her hand in marriage by beating her father Icarius in a footrace. Hermia and Lysander have been in love since they were young. Another reason why these characters are in love is because they won’t give up for each other. Odysseus doesn’t give up for Penelope and tries to return home to her and Penelope doesn’t stop wishing for him to come home. These characters are all taking risks. Odysseus is taking chances and risks by trying to return home and anyone who is an enemy will try to make it impossible or make it difficult for him. Hermia is taking a risk by disobeying her father and could ultimately lead her to death, but Hermia would do anything to be with Lysander. A difference between all characters are their personality. Odysseus is an old aged, brave warrior that is wise and courageous. Hermia is a young, beautiful and desirable woman. Lysander is young, handsome man who is in love with Hermia. A few of the characters from Midsummer’s Night Dream and the Odyssey are selfish. Demetrius is trying to steal Hermia from Lysander, whom he knows is alive and is probably planning ways to kill him. The suitors are trying to get Penelope to marry them but have no idea where Odysseus is and if he’s even
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Though conflict comes in all forms, stories still manage to relate to others in various ways. Characters are the main reason why conflict occurs, and out of conflict comes theme- characters are the most important elements to a story. They vary, but in other stories characters can still relate to one another, just as conflicts do. As stated before, out of every conflict in any story, comes a theme or lesson. Themes are dependent on conflicts, meaning their result depends on the conflict.
Odysseus, an epic hero in the epic poem The Odyssey, is similar and different to the movie The Princess Bride. The Odyssey, an epic novel, describes Odysseus’ decade long travel to get home to Ithaca. The Princess Bride is a movie about Wesley’s fight for his true love Buttercup. In the epic poem, The Odyssey by Homer and the movie The Princess Bride directed by Rob Beiner, the heroes are similar yet different.
Many stories you read are similar in many ways if you just look. However they are difference in the way they act as different situation effect different things. In the story High Noon it’s about a marshal that stayed to fight the Antagonist, Frank miller, he is scared and desperate for people to help him fight. In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” it’s about a world class hunter that is stuck on a island and must fight against a hunter than thinks hunting humans is right, and he must survive for 3 days from this very skilled hunter. The stories High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are different in many ways, one is the similarities between the protagonist, there is also many different between the setting and conflict.
What do all great works of literature have in common? All impressive literary works have hugely contrasting alienated characters, usually portrayed by the villains, and heroic characters. These two distinct characters may not get along well, but they both work together to highlight the underlying themes woven in the story. Alienated characters reveal the things a society values and desires by embodying characteristics that go against these wants. On the other hand, heroic characters highlight these morals and aspirations by exemplifying them.
First, Odysseus and Everett share an abundance of epic hero qualities. Everett shows his courage when he disguised as KKK to free Tommy. This parallels to when Odysseys and his crew hide under the sheep and defeats the mighty Polyphemus. Everett is a cunning, quick-tongued, sharp leader, which is the same as Odysseus. Also, Pete and Delmar appear to be as dumb as the crew written in the Odyssey.
Their jealousy got in the way of what was truly right. When finally landing in Ithaca, he learns that loyalty is something that shouldn't be broken, especially when some of the suitors are from Ithaca, Odysseus' own homeland. This means that the suitors are disloyal to their King because they are courting his wife, stealing all his food, and slaughtering his animals for their feasts. Most importantly, they are plotting to kill Telemachus and Odysseus if he is ever to return to the island. He learns that the only way he can show that he is a firm leader is to reveal to all of Ithaca who he truly is.
Every story must contain a certain list of items in order to be even considered a story; without the list, it simply would be words on a page. The list includes a theme/moral that gives a purpose for the story, plot that gives a sense of direction in which the story is going, conflict that builds the plot, and characters. Although all the items are important, the characters are probably the most important part of the story. They allow the story to have life because they tell the story through their actions, words, and even emotions. While there is numerous types of characters such as background and symbolic, there are those basic characters in in which every story is composed of; they are called archetypal characters.
Westley and Odysseus`s success is dependent upon other character archetypes they encounter on their journey in The Princess Bride and The Odyssey. First of all, in both sources of media - The Princess Bride and The Odyssey - there are mentors for both heroes: Westley and Odysseus. The mentor provides each hero with motivation, inspiration, training, guidance, and gifts for their journey. The mentor brings valuable information for the actors that can come in handy later on their journey. Mentors are inspired by wisdom as they are similar to the voice of God.
The suitors betrayed Odysseus by thinking that they could win over Penelope’s affection and being unloyal to the king is an act of betrayal. By misusing their power and assuming that they could take over Odysseus’s place in Ithaca, Odysseus kills all of them to avenge his
She states that: “He could draw almost any listener into a collaboration, a little conspiracy of his own making.” Odysseus did so with her by insisting that she not be afraid and instructing her to fake a few screams to satisfy the listeners at the door. Following that, they could get to know each other better. He was playing the scared fifteen-year-old who had heard horror stories of the marriage bed and
As I have said, each story is alike and different in many ways, including being unique in their own
However, these contrasts between their personal thinking built most of valuable points in Odysseus' epic journey, and making a more intense story. To some extent, these women are not foolish at all because at least they are successful at leading people to believe that waiting is meaningful. The whole story happened during the dark centuries of women in Greece, when their value was limited behind men. However The “Odyssey” gives an opportunity to horror their role, also rejecting all erroneous preconceptions about the woman. Penelope -- a typical woman who represents for an image of a devoted wife, a mother of family and she is also an image of how women was treated at Greece.
Leaving Hermia and Lysander to run away in the forest; Lysander then becomes a victim of misapplied magic and wakes up in love with Helena. The trouble comes when Hermia tells her plan to her friend, Helena. Helena loves Demetrius, so she tells him of Hermia and Lysander's idea to run away, and Demetrius follows them, this is where the fairies get involved. “Before the time I did Lysander see / Seem'd Athens as a paradise to me.
Storytelling Analytical Framework Each story has several elements which by, can be effective and purposefully. In literature of storytelling, most of stories have four main elements. those are: Message, Conflict, Character and Plot (Fog, 2010) Message is a part of story without it "there is no reason to tell stories". Message is identity and inherent of a story which by, Story-maker can convey his/her values. Conflict is "the driving force of a good story.