Similarities Between Toy Story 3 And The Odyssey

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“The thing about a hero is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, they keep on moving, they are going to keep trying to get to their resolution because that's important to who they are”. Being able to keep going even when it gets tough is ideal to who they are and what they value. In the story, ¨The Odyssey¨, Odysseus is a victorious Greek hero who wants to return to his homeland of Ithaca to see his wife Penelope. To get to Ithaca he needs to go on a long journey home, but along his way he and his crew run into many obstacles including sirens, witches, cyclops, and syllaca. Once he returned home to Ithaca he had to show everyone that he was Odysseus through many challenges and fights. In the movie, ¨Toy …show more content…
The first hero that shows values of an epic hero is Odysseus because he helped his team return to Ithaca after a series of events happen. “Drunk, hiccuping, he dribbled streams of liquor and bits of men. Now, by the gods, I drove my big hand spike deep in the embers, charring it again, and cheered my men along with battle talk” (Homer, Book 9, Page 118) This is a source of an epic hero because, he traveled to a supernatural world that human beings are barred from entering and he went into the cave where no one should be in because there is a Cyclops living there, which is very murderous to a human being. Also, “So he spoke in prayer, and from nearby Athene came to him likening herself to Mentor in voice and appearance. Now she spoke aloud to him and addressed him in winged words: ‘Telemachos, you are to be no thoughtless man, no coward, if truly the strong force of your father is instilled in you; such a man he was for accomplishing word and action.” (Homer, Book 2, Page 1015) This is a source of a epic hero because, he was in the presence of mystical beings, as a helper or companion and Athena is one of Zeus's daughter that helps Odysseus decide what he should do while he is on his quest, showing him what to do when they were stuck in the cyclops cave and that was all Athena's advice. In conclusion, Odysseus is an epic hero because he saved his team from a cyclops and he has a trusted campaign to help in on his

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