“The Hunger Games” book and film are similar and different. These similarities and differences show how the film and the book can be either apart from each other or alike. The changes made in the movie have an effect on what the characters feel and what they think.
In The Odyssey, Odysseus the main character leaves his family to go on a quest. Getting back home was the hardest part of Odysseus's journey. It had taken a decade trying to return home. Along the way, he had to overcome hardships and battle various creatures. While Odysseus was away from home for a decade his wife Penelope had to overcome some hardships of her own including resisting suitors who were attempting to take Odysseus’s place. Also, Odysseus’s son had his own battles with the suitors who were trying to ruin his home.
Dystopian films and books have become popular over the past few years. These tend to reflect the way in which society could possibly soon turn if expecting extremes. Dystopian literature and media also tend to have utopian elements as well. While the societies in these works are strict and controlling, they do offer something that our society could possibly benefit from. Divergent has this element. The population is broken up into five factions that represent the different types of people in society and separate those who would fight easily due to their personal morals. The Hunger Games on the other hand (when modern society crumbled) they punished their citizens for fighting the government. While yes there was a chance for riches in the Hunger Games, it took risking your life to get it. In addition, if one did win the Hunger Games they would have an extremely easy life due to riches and a free luxury house. Divergent does not have this part, as its utopian aspect is the fact different ideals are separated from each other. Utopian literature is a reflection that is a perceived direction society may go. In these stories, mirrors are a device used to symbolically state the universe of the film is a reflection not a reality.
What do Beowolf, Paradise Lost, and Star Wars all have in common? They are all epics, long stories, usually in the form of poems, that narrate the adventure of a hero. They can be ancient or modern, and they can be in the form of books or movies, as long as they follow the format of a hero’s journey. Epics are one of the best known formats for a story, and can be used time and time again in literature and film. Homer’s famous poem, The Odyssey, and its modern satire, the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, share many traits as epics. More than just having a similar plot to The Odyssey, O Brother shares many themes, characters (including protagonists and antagonists,) conflicts, and musical elements.
Imagine if you had to leave the country by yourself or leave your family for a while. How would you feel? How would you feel when you got home to see them again? The book Ender’s Game is very easy to compare and contrast to The Odyssey because of the themes, characters, and the plot lines.
The Hero’s Journey is portrayed and widely known in many of the most popular films, songs, and novels. The Odyssey follows this format, and many of these entertainment pieces were inspired by this epic, such as The Chronicles of Narnia. In the Odyssey, Odysseus is led through many different adversities while trying to return home from the Trojan War. He finds himself and his crew in many situations that lead to death or put them in danger, before eventually making it home and being reunite with his family with the help of the goddess Athena. In the Chronicles of Narnia, three children are led into a strange new world in the wardrobe, where they face challenges with their enemies and have to eventually return home. They
Everyone loves movies. People usually choose movies as their initial option to spend their leisure time. Nowadays, the high technology of cameras and exquisite techniques of filming give the audiences a best quality and high definition of vision. Therefore, watching movie become the most popular activity among the teenages. Different genres of films help us to gain different kinds of informations or knowledges those we would never learn in the reality. If I am given a choice to choose two favourite genres of the movies, I will definitely select adventure and disaster. Both of the genres have their own characteristic and styles. Adventure films are very similar to the action film genre, in that they are designed to provide an action-filled,
Published in the 8th century B.C.E and 1997 respectively, both The Odyssey by Homer and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling are universally known arts of literature. The Hero’s Journey is a commonly used trope incorporated in numerous amounts of tales. This trope involves a hero who goes on a journey, finds himself in a crisis, defeats his enemies, and comes home changed. Harry Potter, the main character in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, encounters many conflicts and meets helpful mentors on his adventure. Similarly, Odysseus, the main character in The Odyssey, encounters various monsters and obstacles, too. Both Harry Potter and the
The amazing epic poem by Homer entitled “The Odyssey” shares many similarities and many differences as well with the Hallmark movie of the same name. The epic poem is about the hero Odysseus who has spent twenty long years filled with toil and loss, through war and sea desperate to return to his home of Ithaca. Odysseus has angered some of the gods and goddesses of a Greek Mythology with his destruction of the mighty city of Troy. Odysseus is represented in the poem and the movie, but there are several differences between the two in the events he encountered. There are also numerous similarities
The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, and Maze Runner, directed by Wes Ball, are films with similar themes such as heroism, dystopian world and sacrifice. Both films involve killing of innocent lives by authorities in charge as a mean to find peace. The Maze Runner is about finding a cure of civilisation whilst the The Hunger Games uses the competitions in order to control the population and prevent an uprising. Katniss in the film is a 16 year old girl who volunteers as a tribute in the competition. Thomas is also a 16 year old Glader who was forced to be inside the maze by the Creators. The themes and filming techniques used by Gary Ross and Wes Ball in both in their will be compared in order to see the similarities. There are two
The definition of a journey is: “A traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time.” (dictionary.com). However, most modern novels have characters that go through emotional or mental journeys that serve as the main plot for their story, thus contradicting the meaning of the word “journey”. In older works of literature such as The Odyssey by Homer and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, it is more common for the protagonists to step into physical journeys that are often made to signify an important lesson or meaning by the end of the novel. Factors such as symbols, themes, and character change plays a role in helping the characters along on their adventures and adds to the connotation of the whole story.
The Hunger Games, the introductory novel in a trilogy book series written by author Suzanne Collins in 2008, is a young adult novel that surrounds a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen in a futuristic tale of a teenager who defies all odds when they are stacked against her. She is shaken to the core with sacrifice, adversity and danger when she finds herself forced to compete in a televised series of games where there is only one survivor. Not only does she want to live, but she has an incredible sense of responsibility to her family that she’s left behind. The film based off of the best selling novel, also entitled, “The Hunger Games,” premiered in March 2012. Director Gary Ross does a great job of incorporating the plot, setting and
The Lord of the Rings and Odyssey are two very weird stories in my opinion. The two stories include several similarities. The most noteworthy similarity of the two that were in common was the use of themes. Both included similar themes such as, life, death,power, brotherly love, myth, temptation, and journey.
Long ago, there were two powerful nations located in southern Europe. First there were the Greeks, this nation was known for the first practice of democracy. Other than democracy, during the Greeks era there was a man by the name Homer who wrote a story called The Odyssey about a great legendary hero named Odysseus. After the Greeks, then came the Romans who ruled Greece for centuries. The Romans during their time were known to have practiced and used many of the Greeks cultures and theories. There was a Roman named Virgil who wrote about the beginning of the Romans. He created a story called The Aeneid; this story was about a Trojan who escaped a losing war to find a new home and peace. Even though these two stories may be hard to understand, Homer and Virgil are making statements about their nation after the Trojan War, because Odysseus was a legendary Greek king and Aeneas of Troy was known to be a beginning of the Romans.