Analysis Of Clash Of The Titans

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Clash of The Titans & Mythology Analysis Clash Of The Titans is a 2010 British and American fantasy adventure film that is loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. As it happens the movie does an excellent job of engaging several mythical themes. The story is basically about a Princess by the name of Andromeda who happens to be the daughter of King Cepheus. The King has gained a victory against the gods. In response, Hades, a god of the underworld demands that the princess be offered as sacrifice or hell will be unleashed on the King and his people. The King than finds a demi-god and tasks him with defeating the god of the underworld. Despite the fact that this film attempts to engage multiple themes of mythology, it is made abundantly clear after watching the film that the movie has taken numerous liberties with the myth of Perseus. Throughout the film, the gods constantly require the prayers of mortals that serves them as fuel, however in accordance with Greek mythology no such concept has ever existed. According to Greek mythology, the gods actually enjoy playing with the mortals for their own amusement without actually achieving anything. This is especially evident in Greek mythology like the Iliad, where basically every god is trying to play tricks on Homer and set traps for him (Janes, 1976). In addition, Hades is shown as an antagonist to all the other gods in the film as well as all mankind. He is portrayed as a villainous character with dark dress and dark themes that surround him. This is much different in Greek mythology due to the fact that Hades is the most fair and neutral of all the gods. This is evident in the Greek myth of Persus, where the heroes of Greek mythology are thoroughly described (Trzas... ... middle of paper ... ... his wife. This is evident in Bulfinch’s publication about Greek mythology (Bulfinch, 2003). In conclusion, despite the many disparities and liberties taken by the film’s writers, producers and directors – it was a very enjoyable movie and was entertaining to watch. It also served to introduce and unlock potential interest of Greek mythology to numerous young viewers who have not been exposed to such a dramatic and lavish fairy tale style of ancient characters that once captivated the imagination of numerous audiences. Numerous elements in the film have been taken directly from Greek mythology, yet there were composed in a different manner to create a story of their own. Despite this, most of the characters were indeed real, yet combined like chess pieces to form a new story as seen through the eyes of all the individuals that created the film. . Greenwood Press
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