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Friday, January 21

  1. msg Theme Ideas message posted Theme Ideas Another movie that could possibly fit in the "we don't control our destiny" genre could b…
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    Another movie that could possibly fit in the "we don't control our destiny" genre could be Harry Potter. The fourth one specifically because he does not want to be in that tournament. However, you can find examples in all of the movies. He is a reluctant hero that has his life sort of set out in front of him by what other people think that he should do. (Dumbledore, Enemies, etc...)


    Just an Idea!
    8:01 am

Thursday, January 20

  1. msg Theme Ideas message posted Theme Ideas IDEA!!!! Kristen I just got the article we were both looking at emailed to me. I was reading it and…
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    IDEA!!!! Kristen I just got the article we were both looking at emailed to me. I was reading it and I thought of some more movies to include

    Terminator
    Matrix
    Star Wars

    The article talks about how the greek gods had an influence on the destiny of the heroes. Each story every hero had a predetermined destiny and while in the american culture we believe that we are in control of our own fate there are movies that go against that and follow the ideals of the ancient greeks.

    We even talked in class how in Star Wars the "force" is like their "religion" or god.

    I'll send everyone the document to read it's real short and it might help you get on the right track.
    11:55 am

Wednesday, January 19

  1. msg Theme Ideas message posted Theme Ideas UPDATED TOPIC: How myths and ancient texts (i.e. The Iliad and the Odyssey) set a basis of heroes …
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    UPDATED TOPIC: How myths and ancient texts (i.e. The Iliad and the Odyssey) set a basis of heroes and their monomyths have been retold and portrayed differently through subsequent literature and through films

    More Literature: Story of Pyramus and Thisbe/Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night's Dream -- examine the references to Greek gods/heroes in this play (and maybe in others too)
    7:56 am
  2. msg Theme Ideas message posted Theme Ideas cyclops could be another play we look at, written by Euripides full text- http://classics.mit…
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    cyclops could be another play we look at, written by Euripides

    full text-
    http://classics.mit.edu/Euripides/cyclops.html

    a wikipedia summary is here

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclops_(play)
    7:51 am
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  4. msg List of Sports Films message posted List of Sports Films http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sports_films
    7:47 am
  5. msg Theme Ideas message posted Theme Ideas Further film/lit suggestions: Films: Troy, O Brother Where Art Thou Literature: The Aenei…
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    Further film/lit suggestions:


    Films: Troy, O Brother Where Art Thou

    Literature: The Aeneid, Myth of Hades and Persephone, The myth of Jason, the Argonauts and the Golden Fleece (http://www.mythweb.com/heroes/jason/index.html), The Theogony of Hesiod (http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/hesiod/theogony.htm)
    7:44 am

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