Batman Begins Vs. The Odyssey
How can two heroic journeys be so different when they actually have so much in common? This is when two great people such as Christopher Nolan and Homer have their artwork made to be recognized and adored by all the world. “Batman Begins” and The Odyssey are both great works of art. Homer, the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, is considered the greatest at ancient Greek epic poems. Christopher Nolan is the director, producer, and co writer of “Batman Begins.” He has been nominated 21 times for the Academy Awards and won six of them not to mention that his work has grossed approximately 3.5 billion dollars worldwide. Nolan has been described as “one of the most innovative storytellers and image makers at work in movies today.” In both The Odyssey and “Batman Begins” the main characters are people with powers and rights that many people may not have. Such as in “Batman Begins” Bruce Wayne is the son of one of the wealthiest families in America. He inherited the Wayne family fortune, which was built through industry and real estate by previous generations after the death of his parents. In The Odyssey, Odysseus has also inherited the position of being a king on Ithaca which is now his own kingdom. Both “Batman Begins” and The Odyssey start by having their characters in missions. In “Batman Begins,” Bruce Wayne thinks that he was the person responsible for his parents’ death as he made them get out of the play they were watching as Bruce was scared by the people wearing bat costumes. As the three left the play they met a beggar but that beggar wasn’t begging for money he was threatening them with a gun. Because they didn’t give him their jewelry he killed Bruce’s parents. As time drove by and Bruce got older he was full of anger and seeking revenge on the beggar as he always put the blame on himself for his parent’s death. For seven years he studies how bad guys think, trains to become a fearless ninja in order to do...
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