The original textual telling of the The Iron Giant differs significantly from the filmic adaption as the story commences with a catastrophic crash landing, introducing from the very first page of the novel the giant’s vulnerability and fragility. The giant’s internal structure collapses, exploding on impact and scattering his body parts around the crash site. Hughes illustrates, “His iron legs fell off. His iron arms broke off, and the hands broke off his arms. His great iron ears fell off and his eyes fell out.
Mildred. A third. The uncle. A fourth. The fire tonight…” He also uses some imagery like “The fire gusing up in a volcano” and “The little mosquito-delicate dancing hum in the air, the electrical murmur of a hidden wasp snug in its special pink warm nest.” Also metaphors like “but instead he stood there, very cold, his face a mask of ice” which is the comparison between his face and a mask of ice.
Their differences range from the elements they represent, personalities, and physical appearances. In Christian mythology, long ago there lived a dragon in the province of Libya who terrorized the citizens of a nearby town. He stole their maidens and breathed his poisonous breath for twenty-four years. He resided in “a pond like a sea” ( de Voragine Web), with skin harder than brass. In Norse mythology, there was another dragon, or sea serpent, named Jormungand, who was so large his coils wrapped around the
"Unique magic: Blade magic 《 Blade Dance 》!!" Ten floating swords appeared behind her emitting a white light. "Battle magic: Speed up! Battle magic: Pierce!" Her whole body is covered again in white light and in a flash, another Cyclops fell to the ground but the whole head this time have been removed.
Only wearing his armor and carrying his great sword Naegling, he calls the dragon for a challenge of battle. When the Dragon comes up from the earth’s floor all of Beowulf’s great comrades ran in fear, all except for Wiglaf. Beowulf strikes the Dragon in the head with his sword, but the sword breaks. The dragon gets a chance to bite Beowulf on the neck with his poisonous venom. Wiglaf runs to his rescue where he stabs the dragon in the stomach and the dragon returns the act with fire, scorching Wiglaf’s hand.
The earth was convulsing violently, our home was shaking to and throw as if it were about to be ripped out of the ground from its foundation. The time had finally come once again when Mother Nature would take her vengeance and show us who is in charge. The sleeping volcano had awoken and was ready to unleash her chaos on the lavish green countryside which lay below at her feet. Upon the horizon, a murderous flash of slivery lightning flickered across the once pleasant calm blue day sky. Mount Venus had finally erupted and gigantic sheets of fire, wickedly large flames, ash, moult and larva blew out and covered the day sky.
The angle is a worm’s eye view from Vincent of the rocket blasting off and a bird’s eye view of the incinerator burning Eugene. Since the shot of Vincent is worms eye view and Eugene it is birds eye view it represents Vincent as more superior. This reinforces the quote at the beginning of the film ‘There is no gene for fate’. Even if you have perfect DNA every aspect is not always perfect in your life. The camera showed Eugene burning him and his second-place medal, which appeared as a gold medal due to the flame, in the incinerator while fading into Vincent in the rocket as it blasted off.
He died saving Peak’s dad Josh in a terrible blizzard on the mountain K2. Josh was the only one who survived in the frightful blizzard. He sat there watching all his team members die and he too was close to death. With little chance of survival, Ki-tar stumbled up the mountain in the horrible conditions and risked his life to save one climber. Soon after he rescued Josh, Ki-tar died in the bed next to Josh.
Smaug is a vast red-golden dragon with fiery breath. He has sharp claws and strong jaws. His belly was crusted with gold and jewelry. His flames can scorch a city and his huge wings can carry him great distances. “My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail is a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death” (page 245) Smaug is evil, cruel and violent.
What’s so funny?” Asterion barked in his deep threatening tone. I snickered once more and responded with arrogance, “You imbussel, you thought I, Odysseus, the wittiest of them all wouldn't have a brilliant plan.” I instantly then called upon Zeus’s thunderbolt and the sky lit up with lightning and in a bright flash that could be seen for miles and thunderbolt struck the cavern. It was as if something such as the sun, bright and hot was quickly flashed in front of me, blinding me for an instant and brought a large warmth to my body. Many large, sharp, rocks fell from the cave covering the Minotaur as thunder boomed from above. Soot blew everywhere, covering me and getting in my eyes.