Batman Begins And The Epic Poed By Homer, The Odyssey

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The hero's journey is a general rubric that almost every hero’s story or epic follows. But although it is quite general, every story isn’t exactly the same. Different authors may approach the story a different way, and they may decide to totally catch the audience by surprise, completely going outside of the box. A few famous examples of stories or movies that follow the hero's journey would be the cinematography masterpiece directed by Christopher Nolan, Batman Begins, and the epic poem by Homer, The Odyssey. They both follow the hero's journey, have similar cultural messages & ideologies, and include similar literary devices. First and foremost, the main character in “Batman Begins” is Bruce Wayne, who goes by the alias, Batman. Batman …show more content…
But even if there is a time gap, there are things that can be the same. When speaking about cultural ideologies, it's clear that Odysseus and his time valued some pretty basic things, like loyalty. When Odysseus finally came home to his wife Penelope and she said “Forgive me, don’t be angry. I could not welcome you with love on sight! I armed myself long ago with the frauds of men. . .” she was being loyal to her husband, despite him being gone for many, many years (Collections Textbook, page 386.) Wit, intelligence, and physical talents + abilities were also very valued in Greek culture. When Odysseus went to fight the cyclops, he was outnumbered in strength, so he used his wits and intelligence to outsmart them, and furthermore weaken them. He said his name was nobody, so when he stabbed the cyclops in his eye, and the cyclops called for help, they asked who hurt him, and the cyclops said “Nohbdy, Nohbdy’s tricked me, Nohbdy’s ruined me! To this rough shout they made a sage reply: Ah well, if nobody has played you foul there in your lonely bed, we are no use in pain given by great Zeus. Let it be your father, Poseidon Lord, to whom you pray.” (collections textbook, page 381). The cyclops then was left in agonizing pain, weak. Unlike the Odyssey, “Batman Begins” is a harder story to dissect when looking for cultural messages and ideologies. Things they value here is more of the …show more content…
In the case of Batmans and Odysseus’ story, they share many, even though it's from a movie to a book. A few would be Imagery, foreshadowing, and inclusion of a protagonist and antagonist. Imagery shown in the odyssey would be when the authors was describing something, subsequently giving an image to the reader's mind, like the part where odysseus was speaking to his wife penelope about the olive tree trunk bed they had carved together. It gave an image to the reader's mind. For batman, if the director wanted to show imagery, they had to physically implement it into the movie. They would use dialogue between two characters, and while they were speaking to each other, the camera would pan to an object or something the two characters were talking about to give a glimpse to the viewer of what is happening. For foreshadowing, the author would include hints of what may be coming. In the Odyssey, when the men on the boat were curious to find out what was in the sack (the winds that was gifted to odysseus) they wouldn't stop. The author set us up to then figure out that they got blown away. In the Batman, if the director wanted to show foreshadowing, they would zoom into an object, or the scene would linger for a bit, and there would be a certain type of music playing in the background to give a certain vibe to the viewer. One that would be foreboding. Also, each of these stories included a protagonist and an

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