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Writer Name Faculty Name Date Clash of the Titans

Introduction Recent movies like Clash of the Titans go on with the fashion of drawing out traditional mythology with the intention of directly creating a plot for contemporary use. Though these are usually regarded wrong to the original mythologies, it can be contemplated that as movie itself has turn out to be a means of conveying myths, these movies are no more wrong than the alternatives told by narrators of the verbal convention. Indeed, it is contemplated that these new inputs to conventional myths add value and significance to the legends for new generations. Joseph Campbell characterized myths as having four basic functions: the transcendent function, the cosmological function, the sociological function and the educational function (Campbell 22). Campbells four functions of myth come into play in some form or another, throughout the movie. Transcendent Function The film tells the story of Perseus, a fisherman father and exaggerated mysterious dark skin that is raised by a family of humble workers who live on their boat and fishing what gives. One day a group of warriors from Argos destroyed a huge statue of Zeus as an insult to the gods, within which no longer want to live. Coincidentally, Perseus and his family travel with your boat

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in the vicinity, and suffer the wrath of Hades, which annoyed by the huge insult to his brother decides to pay all living human being had around. With his family dead at the hands of a God, Perseus decides to take revenge on its creators, a revenge that will take you to say enough is enough, say it's over (Corliss 15). Traveling with a group of shameless adventurers to his death, Perseus is walking from one special effect to another, from time to time crediting the audience is absolutely optional dialogues. Cosmological Function The son of Zeus ( Liam Nielson ), Perseus ( Sam Worthington ) Found in water by simple fishermen to twenty years of manhood, and by coincidence at the center of the struggle of people with the gods. With no extra explanation for the twentieth minute of the film, he has at his disposal squad and sent to save the world from a terrifying creature Kraken, which, of course, to destroy the world. Along the way he runs through almost all the Greek trials, meets some reason, wooden gins, falls in love and fulfills his duty to humanity (Corliss 12). Artistically we are facing a classic film, rather fleeing from reality and a commitment to the classicism of the film that fits. In Clash of the Titans of 1981, the Gods shine on an Olympus light and perfection. Here the same, and maintains faithfully the style, not just in the gods, but also in human beings and their locations, ornamentally heavily loaded with red and purple colors everywhere, shining in armor and colorful ornaments. To highlight the design of Charon, well designed, following the general idea we have of him, so as with Medusa, and partly with Pegasus. That if the Kraken is very different from what we could imagine, and does not disappoint in its design, which is quite colossal.

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The Sociological Function The residents of the city of Argos have rebelled against the gods of Olympus. Hades has persuaded Zeus that humans should receive exemplary punishment, and therefore provides that the city will be destroyed in ten days by the ancient monster Kraken, unless you sacrifice the princess Andromeda - whose beauty has been compared to of a goddess (Corliss 13). However, the crowd figure Perseus - a young fisherman whose adoptive parents have died in one of the reprisals of Hades - that drives the idea of destroying the Kraken. The king of Argos laughs at him until he discovers that Perseus is the illegitimate son of Zeus with a human, and, being a demigod, is powerful enough to cope with the deities of Olympus. Now Perseus and a group of soldiers set off in search of the Gorgon's head - the mythical creature that turns into stone those who see it - the only weapon that can stop the Kraken, but Hades and his allies are plotting to humans fail in their mission.

Educational Function It is no longer a fight between gods jealous by favoritism of his natural children, but an epic struggle between humans and gods - and possibly Hades is manipulating from the shadows to turn to Zeus -; Calibos is not the son of a god become in deformed satyr, but the ancient king of Argos, punished by Zeus and pseudo - stepfather of Perseus, the hero is not the hopeless romantic that would save the maiden from his terrible fate, but resentful of those who want to go to kick the divine back to relatives and, above, falls for another woman who is the princess of Argos; ... and only with the handful of changes the story ends up feeling different and not very

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round (Corliss 14). There is something that slips into the logic of all this - Zeus helps her son with weapons and aid, even if Perseus wants to destroy the gods - that does not end at closing.

Conclusion In conclusion, it is a good movie, very different from what we see today, and that is a brave act of faith by returning a fantastic and mythological genre to the extreme, which may or may not be accommodated in these times.

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Works Cited Corliss, Richard. "Clash of the Titans: A Hit from a Myth". Time.2010 Campbell, Joeseph. "The Power of Myth". Ney York:Doubleday, 1988.