Analysis Of The Book ' Werewolves ' By Gaius Petronius Arbiter
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Werewolves through the times
Werewolves were first mentioned in 60 C.E. by Gaius Petronius Arbiter in his work satyricon. The widespread belief in werewolves was parallel to the time people believed in witches. It was also made popular by christian interpretations and european folklore during that time. The spread of werewolf belief can be credited to colonialism by the europeans. In China and east asia this similar belief like werewolves was in weretigers. An ancient story of the werewolves come from a Roman myth. In 1 A.D. Ovid wrote metamorphoses, where he told the tale of king Lycoan. King Lycoan offended the gods by serving human meat to them at dinner. Jupiter punished this transgression by transforming Lycaon into a werewolf. In…show more content… Although the belief in werewolves as a dangerous and killing monster has been dispelled in the 21st century we are still fascinated by the werewolves and these creatures have a presence in our present society as well. They are referenced in movies of 1981 - ‘An american werewolf in london’, recently in 2009 ‘Underworld - Rise of the Lycans’ and very recently in 2014 ‘wolves’. Killer Wolf, She Wolf, Of Wolf And Man, Wolfshade are some of the songs in the 21st century inspired by werewolves. Although these movies and songs describe werewolves as dangerous monsters, the false belief in werewolves have changed and we now view it as a fiction in the fantasy world.
In the movie X-Men, Wolverine and several continuations of the X-men storyline Wolverine is shown as a mutant werewolf. Wolverine is a fictional character who is a mutant from birth. In the movie he helps in the saving the world. The concept of thick hair growth was and sharp claws was replaced by a furry mustache and steel claws that come out at will and super strength along with healing powers.
Twilight is a teen movie that shows the love between a girl, Bella and vampire - Edward. In the movie Twilight - New moon Jacob has a significant role as a werewolf that is friends with Bella (a human) and also saves her from multiple attacks. The legend of werewolves was also used by JK Rowling in her famous book Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Professor Lupin is described as a werewolf who is forced to