Themes In The Odyssey And How To Train Your Dragon

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In Homer’s Odyssey, the hero, Odysseus, is trying to return home after the defeat of the Trojans. His main goal is to get back home to Ithaca and to Penelope and Telemachus. Odysseus battles many obstacles while in the process of returning to his wife and son. In How to Train Your Dragon, a film by Cressida Cowell, Hiccup begins his journey to fight dragons which is a way of life. Hiccup wants to join his towns fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his father and village leader, stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy son to do so. The ancient Greeks heroes display love, loyalty, and emotion for their culture. In 2000’s America, society was still suffering from the war on terrorism. As seen in The Odyssey and How to Train Your Dragon, Odysseus values loyalty. He shows this when he spoke to nurse eurkleia and cried out. And when they asked who do you wander over much country, you, and he said, “his loved son”. Odysseus also values emotion. He shows this when he fought the grimmest fight he had ever braved and after he started to cry because the famous harper sang the song. “Odysseus fought the grimmest fight, he had ever braved, but he won through at last, thanks to Athens superhuman power. That was the song the famous harper sang but great Odysseus melted into tears” (VII.582-586). Hiccup the main character in How to train your dragon also values loyalty. He is loyal, humble and respectful of family and community ties. He shows this

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