Apollo 13 Essays

1328 Words Mar 18th, 2014 6 Pages
In the movie Apollo 13 three astronauts go up to space in the space craft odyssey and encounter many problems. The astronauts, Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise were on a rushed mission to go to the moon when Jack went to go stir the oxygen tanks and one of them exploded. The explosion led to a whole host of problems. The astronauts had to abort the mission and focus on a safe return home. A monomyth plotline is when a person leaves a place, encounters obstacles and comes back a different person. This essay will explain how Apollo 13 follows the monomyth plotline. The movie Apollo 13 follows the monomyth plotline accurately. The first major obstacle the Apollo 13 crew encounters was when Nasa was rushing the mission. The first …show more content…
The Nasa Ground Control and the astronauts Jim, Jack and Fred could have did more testing and could have took their time to look over and inspect the space craft odyssey instead of just cutting corners just so that they could launch the space craft odyssey on the day they planed which was April.11th 1970. In conclusion, this obstacle greatly complicates the plot and makes events difficult for the crew members of the Apollo 13 and Nasa Ground Control.
The movie Apollo 13 follows the monomyth plotline accurately. The first major obstacle the Apollo 13 crew encounters was when the oxygen tank exploded. The first reason this obstacle complicates the plot of the movie is that there was trouble inside the space craft odyssey and they could not go outside. Jack Swigert, Fred Haise and Jim Lovell were inside the space craft odyssey up in space when the Nasa Ground Control asked Jack to stir the oxygen tanks and when he did the number two oxygen tank exploded which meant they would not have enough oxygen to land on the Moon and make it back. The carbon dioxide that the three astronauts are breathing out into the space craft is poisonous to breathe in. Since the number two oxygen tank exploded the oxygen was running out and soon there would be no more oxygen going into the space craft odyssey and there would just be carbon dioxide inside the space craft odyssey so the astronauts would die. So instead of worrying about landing on the moon the space crew Jim Lovell, Jack

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