Comparing Odysseus Beauty And The Beast

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The definition of a spectrum is a scale that classifies something between two very opposite points. A person 's characteristics can fall on a broad spectrum scale. In particular, a heroes qualities can range from a brave warrior to a regular girl. Belle from the movie Beauty and the Beast is a girl from a small town in France. She wanders off to a castle corrupted by a cruel prince. The residents of the castle have been cursed and turned into furniture. The curse would be lifted when the Prince changed his ways and someone fell in love with him. Odysseus from the epic poem Odyssey is also a hero. The Odyssey is about Odysseus ' cursed and extensive journey home from the Trojan War. Belle and Odysseus have both encountered mythical creatures in their stories, but they have different personalities and different home lives. The two heroes are similar because they have both encountered supernatural creature. Belle found here father in a castle that was ruled by a …show more content…

Belle is a humble and caring person, however, Odysseus is not. For example, Belle found her hypothermic father imprisoned in the Beast 's castle. Belle replaced herself as the beast 's prisoner and let her father go home. Since Belle was so kind, she willingly let her father go home although she risked never seeing him again. On the other hand Odysseus is not the same because he is vain. After Odysseus defeated the cyclops, Polyphemus, Odysseus said, "...How you were put to shame and blinded, tell them Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes ' son, whose home 's on Ithaca!" (Homer 9. 16-17). Odysseus told the defeated and now blind cyclops his identity. He risked him and his entire crew of danger and curse. Because he bragged to Polyphemus, the travel home from the war was cursed with danger and it was going to take a long time. Belle and Odysseus are both heroes but they do to have the same

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