Similarities Between Big Fish And The Odyssey

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While Big Fish is similar to the Odyssey in it’s characters and plot lines, Big Fish was adjusted to fit modern day society. The plot of Big Fish takes place relatively recently, therefore, Daniel Wallace was forced to change the events in the story o make sense in today's society. For example, Jenny lives in a swamp in the town while Calypso lives on an island in the sea because humans today have been to almost every island and it is more likely someone lives in a swamp in a town than on their own island with their own maids. Edward wasn’t cursed by Poseidon to wander the seas forever like Odysseus was because that is not a common belief today in America, so instead Wallace came up with his own major plot of Edward trying to become a “big
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