Movie Character Analysis
How have you related, reacted, thought about the believability of those characteristics in reinforcing the definitions and connecting the characters to heroic cycle. (Mythic, Romantic, Tragic, Realistic) Movie 1: Apollo 13
Apollo 13 is a movie about a space mission that involved 3 astronauts. The movie is based off a real event and portrays the actual event very well. The Apollo 13 mission was to go on the moon after Neil Armstrong had been on it through the Apollo 11 mission. However, this mission started to seem like a nightmare and deadly for the astronauts after things started to go wrong with the rocket. As the rocket climbed into the sky, an engine on the second stage cuts off prematurely, but the craft successfully reached Earth’s orbit. After three days into the mission, one of the astronaut’s (Swigert) is told to perform a standard procedure and from there a line came off from one of the oxygen tanks. The astronauts get told to turn the rocket off so they preserve the power. The team on Earth started to make plans on how they would get the astronauts home safely while the astronauts struggle to survive in the rocket without power. After a while the team figures out a way and they plan out a return plan for the astronauts. The astronauts safely returned home. The three astronauts were Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise who were all protagonists as this movie did not have any antagonists. I believe that the three characters are realistic heroes as they fight against the environment for survival. I related all three of these characters to a realistic hero because they were like common people and had to fight against nature and environment for their lives and to return to Earth safely. They represent the actual realistic hero that is within each and every one of us but we are all not able to bring it out like these three people did. Their heroic acts brought them back safely to Earth even though some people had lost hope...
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