The first challenge that waits them is the island of Cyclopes. They begin by checking out the island to see if there is any danger, but they are caught. Odysseus then has to lie about the ship saying it had been destroyed. Then after his friends meet a terrible fate, he tells Polyphemus, the giant, his name is Nohbdy. After he stabs the cyclops in the eye, this leads him to say that nobody hurt him.
A hero must endure test against their flaws, discover the heart of their journey, and finally, after all their suffering, they must redeem what they left behind. Odysseus is not the same man when he returns to Ithaca, compared to the one that left for war. This is due to his change characters because of tests against his flaws. When Odysseus and his men land on the island of cyclops, he is very arrogant and insists on seeing one the beast in person. He takes a crew of men into a cave on the island and promptly eats the cyclops food and supplies.
Odysseus raid in Cicones’ stronghold foreshadows what happens in the Cyclops cave, as Odysseus, “urged them to cut and run, set sail, /but would they listen? Not those mutinous fools”(Homer 9.51-52.) After they don’t leave they are attacked and lose their men and in the end of both of these events it ends with, “we sailed on, glad to escape our death yet sick at heart for the dear companions we had lost”(Homer 9.71-72, 9.629-630.) Even though these two events are heavily connected there is one difference and that is who is saying to go back to the ship. This portrays a clear sign that both of these are connected as Homer only repeats phrases that are connected with each other and with them following the same structure the events in Cicones foreshadow the cyclops’s cave.
One of Odysseus’ most important characteristics is his strategic mindset. He is always thinking and planning how to get what he wants or how to get out of a bad situation. When Odysseus and his crew were trapped in Polyphemus’ cave, Odysseus was forced to devise an escape plan. He decided that they would blind Polyphemus with a stick from his bed, but he needed a way to keep the other cyclops from finding them after they blinded him. Odysseus gives him wine to make him not think clearly so Polyphemus would believe him when he said, “Noman is my name” (page 134 lines 343-344 and 364).
In regard to conventions, the film uniquely introduces the concept of iconography, where Harry is depicted as a special character since he is the only character to ever survive Lord Voldemort’s killer spell. Furthermore, the use of historically fierce creatures such as the shark transformation of Victor Krum (Stanislav Ianevski), which works towards the introduction of exciting reaction from the audience, especially after Harry transforms into a significantly timid creature. Nevertheless, the characterization makes it harder for the audience to presume possible outcomes of the tournament. In terms of genre of the film, Harry Potter’s The Goblet of Fire is largely a science fiction- fantasy type of film with some hint of horror in its conventions aimed at sparking intense reactions from the audience. Conventionally, science fictional films aim to exploit advanced technology, futuristic even, in developing their plot and characterization; this film is set in a traditional setting thus eliminating the usual science fiction rhetoric by laying focus on the good old wizardry and witchcraft periods.
He ordered him to bring the head of the Gorgon Medusa which was a horrible creature, who had snakes on her head instead of hair, and a scary gaze that turns anyone who would look into her eyes to stone. While he was preparing for the adventure, he realized that he did not know how to find the lair of Medusa. Then a tall lady and a man with winged sandals appeared and presented themselves as goddess Athena and god Hermes. And they are here to help him in his mission as he is the son of god Zeus. So Hermes gave him his winged sandals and a sickle and Athena gave him a shield, also they gave him information on how to find Medusa.
ASSIGNMENT 1: CRITICAL REVIEW In this critical review, we are going to discuss a movie, which is directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, entitled “Despicable Me”. This movie is about the world’s greatest super-villain named Gru who is planning the biggest robbery in the world by stealing the moon. In order to make his plan a success, Gru needs to get loan from the Bank of Evil. However, the bank’s president, Mr. Perkins rejected Gru’s loan until he obtains the Shrink Ray needed for the plan. With the help of his minion, Gru heisted the Shrink Ray from a top secret research facility.
Together with Anna, a peculiar who can create fire from her hands, he searches for clues to discover what had actually killed his grandfather, Abraham Portman. He does this because what he saw on the scene of the crime looked nothing like a dog, but a monstrous looking creature with eyes that swam in dark liquid. Using Abraham’s last word as a clue, he reaches an island where he finds Miss Peregrine, a ymbrine who runs the time loop and many peculiar children who has unique, extraordinary powers. There, he finds out Jacob himself is a peculiar, and has the power to see hollowgasts, creatures that were made by a failed science experiment. He also finds out that his mental doctor Dr.Golan was an evolved form of a hollowgast, also known as a wight.
The Odyssey Essay What is the first thing that comes to mind when hear the word Hero someone brave, nice, kind, honest, smart, and someone who puts their life on the line for others. Well in the Odyssey Odysseus is not all of these things only a few, Odysseus is a cruel, greedy, and murderous man who only cares for himself. In the Odyssey By Homer a king named Odysseus went to war with Troy which started this whole adventure he made a plan to defeat the Trojans by making the Trojan horse and sneaking himself along with his men inside Troy to wait till nightfall and sneak out of the horse to take over Troy while everyone is asleep. He tried to sail his way home but got lost and it took him 20 years to get back because of various misadventures like get caught by a cyclops, getting stuck on an island of lotus-eaters, going by the sirens, going through Scylla and Charybdis, Eating the sun gods cattle, getting stuck on an island with a time distorting goddess along with other misadventures which make him not worthy of being a literary hero along with a lot of other actions he has made. I see how some people could see how Odysseus is smart because he made up the plan with the Trojan horse and ended the war.
While attending the camp, Zeus 's lighting Bolt goes missing and Percy is the number one suspect. Percy, Grover, and Annabeth must go on a mission to save Percy 's reputation and life. In the second book, “Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters”, Percy discovers that he is not the only son of Poseidon. He has a brother named, Tyson. To make matters worse, the camp gets attacked by Colchis bulls.