Death In The Odyssey: Death And Fear Of Death

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Despite going through a stairway to other world, death is feared in every living being but is not a pleasurable experience by some to be in after it occurs. In the film, the fear of death was shown on the faces of many characters in Peter’s world. For example, when Peter jumped off the plane and landed on the beach, he feared that he was in the afterlife because of the place he was in until he saw a plane that flew over him. June, in the majority of the film, feared for Peter’s life as he was undergoing brain surgery as well as the surgeons who were operating on him during surgery. When the other world was portrayed, the fear is not shown by souls as they have crossed death and can live in peace. Comparing the film to other texts, death was …show more content…
In order to speak to the dead, Odysseus slays the ram so they can drink the blood in order for them to communicate. We can see how the dead constantly moan on that island about their sad life and fear of death before dying. Odysseus met souls who were soldiers in war and have requested Odysseus to give them a proper burial when he returns. Although each soul has died a different way, it can be seen how each soul wished they can live a longer life than be at the end land roaming. Achilles who is a legendary solider and close friend to Odysseus talks about his experience when dying. “Let me hear no smooth talk of death from you, Odysseus, light of councils. Better, I say, to break sod as a farm hand for some poor country man, on iron rations, than lord it over all the exhausted dead” This quote shows how Achilles does not enjoy living as a dead. He states that he regrets choosing to die in war and have fame rather than living up to his old age as a farm boy living up to his old age and encourages Odysseus to not make the same decision like he …show more content…
According to the plot, the focus is primarily on judging whether Peter should be granted to be given more years to live. It is observed in the film that there are jurors sit who below the judge and audience members who listen to the argument between plaintiff and defendant and have the right to speak when called upon. However, it is the Judge who makes the ultimate decision on Peter’s fate. Judgement in this film was mostly on his appeal where the Judge is deciding where Peter should attend in his afterlife. It is observed in the film where we see souls from separate backgrounds. There were pilgrims, Indian soldiers, world war veterans, nobles, and soldiers from the American revolution. When relating to the texts such as Christ’s court in the last judgment, we see in the images of members who do not come from different ethnicities and are consisted of angels as well as kings and bishops. In addition, Christ was portrayed to be the one the middle where he sits on a throne of snakes and a river that has the river flowing from his chair. The judgements that were discussed in the texts were on strength and morality. From many cultures that we went over like Greek, Egyptian, and Christian, each of them have a unique background that has relating concept of judgement in a different way. When compared to the film, I believe the texts

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