The story of Perseus the hero is one that has a lasting impact on Greek mythology. However, there are two different interpretations of the story. There is the actual written version and there is the 2010 movie version directed by Louis Leterrier known as Clash of the Titans. In the movie plot it includes that the kingdom of Argos will be destroyed by Hades. Argos needs a hero and they ask Perseus to save their kingdom. While in the Greek story version, the king of Argos is scared of his future when told that his grandson will be his killer. King Acrisius decides to send his grandson off to the ocean in hopes that it kills him and his destiny will not be fulfilled. Both stories have similarities and differences.
The Odyssey is an epic story on which many modern films are based off of, one of which being ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’. The two main characters, Odysseus and Everett, go on a prolonged journey with many twists and turns in order to be reunited with their wives and family. On the way home, Everett must overcome perils such as the KKK, while Odysseus must deal with monsters such as Scylla. Throughout The Odyssey and ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ a group of friends follow the main characters until the end or until they die. Everett’s main companions are Pete and Delmer, while Philius and Eumaios are the main companions to Odysseus. The companions are similar in their loyalty to the hero and the shared lust of both parties to return their native land. The many connections between ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ and The Odyssey support that the movie is based on the epic poem.
In the movie The Odessey, there are some differences that are shown than that is written in the book. In the book more men were eaten by the cyclops: where as in the movie only two or three were eaten. Also, in the Cyclops scene only one Cyclops is shown, in the book many chase the men. Next, in the book Odysseus and his men visit the island of the Lotus Eaters that does not occur in the film. In the movie Penelope recognizes Odysseus right away. In the book he proves that he is Odysseus by knowing that their bed is immoveable. In the movie Athena turns Odysseus into an old beggar when he returns to Ithaca. On the other hand, in the book Odysseus disguises himself as on old beggar. They are similar
A hero is someone who is revered for his or her exceptional achievements and bravery. Anyone who puts themselves before others not for recognition or an award, but because it is the right thing to do, is a true hero. In "The Odyssey," written by Homer is an epic poem about a man named Odysseus and his crewmates competing against the power of the gods to return to their homeland, Ithaca. Throughout his journey, he loses almost all of his men, but Odysseus finally arrives home, concluding his prolonged twenty-year voyage. Odysseus must battle the suitors that have taken his wife Penelope, and may soon kill his son Telemachus. Odysseus defies the suitors and wins his wife and kingdom back. Despite Odysseus' overconfident nature, Odysseus proves he is a hero by showing bravery and intelligence.
The actions of Aeneas and Odysseus throughout their journeys exhibit the vastly different heroic values that each of them hold and how it represents their respective empire. Aeneas displays immense leadership characteristics, as his primary concern is always in the best interest of his people. Being the duty-bound leader that he is, he is one that will choose to forgo his personal desires and act upon his civil duties to his people. Aeneas’ leave-taking of Dido is an excellent representation of Aeneas living by his commitments, rather than his emotions. Although Aeneas is heartbroken about having to leave Dido and the peaceful life he could have had behind, he was given the task of creating an empire in Rome and that is exactly what he must
The Book called the Odyssey is centered around the hero Odysseus. The part about this story that makes it hard to talk about is the debate around whether Odysseus is a hero or not. Many Literary scholars of The Odyssey by Homer have argued that Odysseus is not a hero, closer examination shows that he clearly was a hero because he led them to victory in the Trojan War, he turned his men back into actual men, and he even went to the underworld where few to none have escaped freely. The reason this is debated a lot is because of the choices he made during the war and the journey back home.
The epic “The Odyssey” by Homer, tells the journey of Odysseus and his crew as they tried to find there way home. Their journey was very difficult and took place over many years. Odysseus and his crew face many challenges and obstacles, and he had to make many difficult decisions. Just like Odysseus, I will encounter temptation and make difficult decisions on my journey throughout life.
In one of the oldest pieces of literature, The Odyssey written by Homer, Odysseus is a heroic and admirable commander that goes beyond his own duties to protect his men and return home to his beloved Ithaca. Although some readers think Odysseus is ignorant and a braggart, I believe he is a strong leader and an admirable wartime hero. Even though he is not flawless, Odysseus preservers through many obstacles and remains determined throughout the book. Odysseus has clearly shown both leadership and tactical thinking for instance when he devised a plan to escape the Cyclopes’ cave, respecting Elpenor’s dying wish, and slaying a stag to feed his men.
Many people can agree that firefighters, policemen, and soldiers are heros. They all share similar redeeming qualities. Selflessness, bravery even when they’re scared out of their minds, and compassion. Saving people that they have never met, sticking to the moral code, and risking their lives for a greater cause. Whether it be saving one person, or saving hundreds. Usually nobody thinks about how these heroes in their everyday action, after a while they slowly become this heroic act. That is all people know about them and that’s all that they want to know. However, people who perform heroic acts aren’t always heros. In The Odyssey, Odysseus may have done a few honorable things here and there, but in this case he was not known for these. He
What if you're whole world was all the sudden turned upside down, and you are the only hope? Would you take action, or be a bystander in your own fate? In both stories, the characters take action, and their life is better because of it. Peter, a boy from Jumanji, and Odysseus from the Odyssey have to take quick action. Both characters have to make many sacrifices, and go through many hardships to make it home. Every second the hero's take, the harder it gets for them to reach there ultimate destination. Will Odysseus make it home before he is dethroned, and will Peter beat the game before he is sucked in forever? Peter has many trials, such as blood thirsty monkeys, treacherous floods, and packs of charging animals. Odysseus has to take on cyclopes, monsters, and even Hades.
When Telemachus encounters Menelaus, readers learn more about the heroic status of Odysseus through a set of epic conventions. Menelaus and Telemachus’ exchange in particular gives insight on the epic conventions that are used to praise Odysseus for his heroism. After listening to Telemachus troubles and pleas for help, Menelaus begins his speech with praise for Odysseus through an epithet, calling him a “great captain” (359). By saying this Menelaus shows respect for Odysseus’ leadership and skill. Menelaus continues with an epic simile, which doesn’t contribute much to the plot, but can reveals more about Odysseus’ heroic status. He compares the suitors are compared to “fawns in a lion den”(, emphasizing their naiveté and lack of sense. Odysseus
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, and Homer, author of The Odyssey, both come from different backgrounds but both share a common storyline within their writings: the pattern of “the hero’s journey”. Both Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and Homer’s The Odyssey tell the story of two men escaping their homelands to undergo life-threatening adventures. However, the characters, Wade Watts and Odysseus, differ personally. Although Odysseus from The Odyssey, Homer’s epic, and Wade Watts from Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s dystopian novel, both leave their childhood homes to undergo life-threatening quests, Odysseus shows little personal growth throughout the story, remaining as an arrogant, self-centered man, while Wade Watts progressively develops as a character, as he transforms from “a painfully shy, awkward kid” to the winner of James Halliday’s sought after Easter Egg.
Odysseus’ journey had many hardships and trials. Although Odysseus made it home, none of his men survived. If he had had many of the inventions and technological devices that we have in modern days, then his adventure trying to get home would have been much more successful. Some gadgets that could have help him and his crew would be guns, GPS, Sonar/Radar, and an X-ray machine.
In the first section of the epic Odysseus is freed from the island of Calypso, then washes up on the shores of Phaeacia. Phaeacia is where he begins to tell his stories of his travels. The epic then uses Odysseus’s flashbacks to describe the stories. Odysseus left Troy, and traveled north to Ciconians, where Odysseus and his crew attacked the city. Then the next day Odysseus and his men were attacked back. After fleeing from Ciconians, Odysseus then is forced by a storm to the land of the lotus-eaters. Odysseus wasn’t fooled by the lotus plants, but his crewmates were. Odysseus had to gather his crewmates, and force them back to the ships, because once they ate the lotus flowers they never wanted to leave this land. After this Odysseus sails
Odysseus/Ulysses - The protagonist of the story, Odysseus is a warrior, known mostly for his cunning, struggling to return to his kingdom in Ithaca after the Trojan War.