I love that Margaret Atwood chose to tell Penelope’s side of the story through Penelope’s point of view. It definitely makes the narrative of Odysseus and his journey much more interesting. However, the change in point of view causes the reader to question who is telling the true story – Homer or Penelope? Personally, I am having a hard time choosing what to believe and what not to believe; more specifically, I am conflicted over the character of Odysseus. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is portrayed as a hero whose only flaw is his pride.
It would be better to not use the words too much, but the story was still articulately. Overall, Spook’s: Slither’s Tale was a brilliant, mesmerizing read that I highly recommend. If it was more clearly written with nice words and marked for older teens, it would have been better, but it was a bombastic book with a wonderfully
For example, there are more differences between Aladdin and Beowulf, yet the similarities are more pivotal in their respective ways. This can easily been seen by the kind of plot used in the pieces, Hero’s Quest. Without using this kind of plot or storyline, there would be nearly no similarities between the two, however, since Hero’s Quest was utilized by both the director and the author, it creates many more similarities beyond the plot. Yet, the number of differences is far greater than that of the similarities. For instance, Aladdin is motivated by love compared to Beowulf being driven by ego and pride.
Obstacles make heroes’ perseverance stronger. Numerous stories display treacherous situations in which the protagonists use determination to survive. The Odyssey, written by Homer in the Archaic Age, captures a leader’s, Odysseus, hardships and will-power to keep going. Similarly, The Martian, a film adapted from Andy Weir’s book, exhibits Watney’s strong perseverance to continue on his journey, no matter the extremity of the problems he experiences . Although both epic adventures highlight creative problem-solving and questionable decision-making, Watney’s crew shows greater loyalty because of the friendships shared.
Between the original myth “Heracles” and the Disney movie Hercules, the movie had the better story because the smaller smaller stories were more developed making the story more interesting, there were more fun characters which made the story more exciting and fun, and Hercules had a bigger struggle creating a deeper and more meaningful story. One of the reasons that, in my opinion, the Disney movie Hercules was better is because the smaller stories were more developed making the story more interesting. Throughout the movie there were little things such as battles with Gorgons, the perspective of Hades or the love story between Hercules and Meg that were more developed and shown so you actually understood what happened their and the little
Introduction Many children’s animated films are set in mystical kingdoms or foreign places. It is therefore not surprising that a multitude of accents is used in such films. It is, however, surprising how most foreign-accented characters are portrayed. Previous research has shown that the use of accents in children’s animated films teaches them how to discriminate (Lippi-Green 1997). Lippi-Green (1997) discovered that the racial stereotypes in these features serve a crucial role in teaching children about dichotomies, such as good and evil.
“Learning about stereotypes, ethnocentrism, discrimination, and acculturation in the abstract can be flat and uninspiring. But if we experience intercultural contact with our own eyes and ears, we begin to understand it” (Summerfield, 1993). In other words, in order to expand knowledge about different cultural backgrounds, it is useful to have firsthand experiences. Films are enormous cultural treasures for us to have visual and auditory experiences and facilitate intercultural learning. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) is a ideal film to obtain knowledge of a lot in term of intercultural communication, in particularly, individualism/collectivism, communication style and power distance.
All in all, I think the book has a great story, but lacks a proper structure for the story at hand. Sebastian Junger, the author, did a fine job presenting the information he gathered, but also lacked the story structure and plot that a novel has. The book, The Perfect Storm, would have been much better if stuck to one storyline. Regardless of the written text, we still have to respect and appreciate these courageous men, who lost their lives in a true battle of men against
“Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.” -Aristotle It’s never an easy task to coax another person to do your bidding, be it a simple favor or a request that will rewrite history. Some of us, however, are more capable at the art of persuasion than others. Take Cassius of the Shakespearean play, “Julius Caesar”, whose fiery words would ultimately convince his half-brother, Brutus, to assassinate the power-hungry Caesar. Although it was full of flame, Cassius’ speech wasn’t
Cartoons and Animated Movies for Adults Since childhood, kids are introduced to cartoons and animated movies as an entertainment on television. And one thing for sure is that no child can actually resist them, as the children grow up, some outgrow the need to watch cartoons and some don’t. So for the adults who demand cartoons are introduced to adult cartoons which not just entertain them but it also caters the adults sense of humor. If the adults now go and look back at children cartoons they grew up watching, they can see that there were some points at which their childhood cartoon character did something which isn’t meant for a young mind, following are some examples; Showed in the picture above is a snapshot from the show Edd, Ed & Eddy as you can see Edd has a collection of a few magazines which are not for kids below a certain age, this picture tells us how even kids cartoons have some adult references Another adult reference in the show “Johnny Bravo” where a sexual reference is given by a girl being blindfolded in a children’s game This here is something that everyone will get, Rugrats which is only for young kids, Grandpa tells the kids that he’s going to watch something, after they fall asleep. This refers to an adult movie.
From the cartoons we begin idolize the character and want to become more like them an example of a cartoon is SpongeBob because SpongeBob has been running for years and there’s bound to be some kids that idolize and want to be more like SpongeBob. In the end we need to find role models in cartoons that kids can look up to so they don’t become Violent. What type of role model is the best type of role model?