According to book 17, the text states, “But when he knew he heard Odysseus’ voice nearby, he did his best to wag his tail, nose down, with flattened ears, having no strength to move nearer his master.” This helps the reader understand how much the Greeks valued loyalty. In contrast, Batman Begins had an American feel to it with small traces of Eastern culture, depicted through the martial arts and temple in the mountains. The main theme of this movie was that revenge cannot solve any problems or bring true happiness. This important theme was the mentality Bruce used when he fought criminals to bring
Our culture has defined the word hero in many different ways one way defines it as a mythological or legendary figure, later expanded to include principal male characters in dramatic works (Boyd). There are many of different heroes in myth that have this definition apply to them. One such example of this type of hero is Hercules who is very famous for his twelve labors (Cartwright). Another way our culture has defined the word hero is one admired for his great courage or noble qualities (Boyd). This definition mostly applies to heroes of today an example of one of these heroes is Chelsey B.
The general mood was that of a cheerful determination. It was a time where everyone pulled together, making sacrifices for the good of the country (The US Homefront). Through the social and political disorder of this time, Superman comics impressed the simplistic view of America’s goodness against the dastardly forces of evil like the Germans, Japanese, and other cookie cutter villains (Impact of Superman). Even Superman’s core morals changed to reflect how society was feeling (Impact of Superman). Now, instead of fighting just for “truth and justice,” as he had been doing since his creation, Superman fought for “truth, justice, and the American Way” (Impact of Superman).
In the time of the ancients, heroes roamed the earth, fighting monsters and gods, and having epic journeys. The ancients, though many fictional, can always be personified by Joseph Campbell 's, Twelve Steps of a Hero 's Journey, just as current real-life people. All stories both old and new share similar structural elements with one another, the Vogler 's compose the hero 's journey. The Hero 's Journey is a narrative pattern, shown by Joseph Campbell, this pattern can be applied to all stories around the world. In fact, many of the world most famous writers and producers owe their fame to this time-tested method of writing.
In all great ancient stories and histories alike, the qualities that comprise an epic hero are acknowledged vastly. The attributes that a hero possesses are known across cultures from Mesopotamian heroes such as Gilgamesh and Enkidu to the Mediterranean heroes of Greece. These qualities are what make people believe in miracle-like feats, cause an audience to stare up in awe, and make children cheer with joy, “I wanna be like him!” So, dear producers of The Amazing Race: The Epic Journey, what makes an epic hero? The answer, I think, is simple. Surely when you close your eyes, a person, maybe two pop up in your head when you think the word ‘hero’.
Odysseus is not parallel to any set of villains or even a single villain. He just winds up in complicated circumstances where he suffers the wrath of Poseidon for killing his son, Cyclops in the attempt to escape. He uses one of his similarities with Batman; ingenuity, by telling Cyclops his name is Nobody. By doing so, when Cyclops calls for help, everyone in the surrounding area would ridicule him, for instance on page 224 line 455 when Cyclops yelled, ‘Nobody’s killing me now by fraud and not by force!’ Batman is faced with numerous trials, but still persists in his goal of fairness for all. Similarly, Odysseus just wants to return to his island home, but still treats his obstacles with as much as respect as possible.
Americans value the change, justice and equality. When looking at the film, Batman fights for justice and crime to save his city from danger. Surprisingly, the antagonists of the film also relates to fighting for equality, but in a more cruel fashion. Ra Al Ghul’s agenda was to save the city from corruption. In response, he would create a plan to cause the whole city of Gotham under mass
Greco-Roman mythology is rich in human names, characters, events, culture, traditions. They had a dozens of Gods, Goddesses who had a structured pattern as to the ways in which mortal humans associated themselves for various traditions , events and cultural practices to demonstrate their power relations in Greek and Roman myths. Power, without any hesitation, can be termed as a driving force for humans as well as gods themselves. Power is capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. The interesting part about these myths has been the incredible relationship and power sharing.
Through the ages, grandiose tales of monsters and heroes have been told and retold either by oral tradition or written for future generations to learn from those who have come before them. To the Greek culture, these stories represent what it means to be a man, a patriarch, and the hero that can accomplish anything with a little help from the gods. In both, the Odyssey and Medea, the heroes have accomplished extraordinary feats that sets them on a path to a better future, not just for them, but for their children as well. In Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus has taken a long journey to come home to his Greek wife, in contrast, in Euripides’ Medea, Jason takes a journey with his Colchian wife to settle in a new home in Greece. In the end, Odysseus is able to accomplish great feats of bravery and enjoy the remainder of his life, but Jason fails at his attempt to forge a life beyond his great feats of bravery.
A huge part of the Honduran culture are the legends that the people of the land tell over and over. These legends go back centuries and even though they are legends to many people, there is haunting and thrilling truth to many people. Not only to Hondurans but to many countries around the region that share similar legends to Honduras. The legends are so popular and historic that there is even a radio broadcast in the country that tells different stories about many legends. There is also a section in the newspaper articles that are published in Honduras that depict the beings that have roamed the country for centuries.