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Stand By Me/Odyssey
Transcript of Stand By Me/Odyssey
Homer, and Robert Fagles. The Odyssey. New York: Penguin, 1997. Print.
Stand By Me. Dir. Rob Reiner. Perf. Will Wheaton and River Phoenix. Columbia Pictures, 1986. DVD. train = sirens
crew holds Odysseus back from sirens
boys hold Teddy back from train
"You must bind me with tight, chafing ropes so I cannot move a muscle... and if I plead, commanding you to set me free, then lash me faster rope on pressing rope." (Homer 276) Teddy Train Dilemma- Sirens
"Stand By Me"
Dilemma: go the short route across train tracks but a train may come, or they may take the long route and go five extra miles and avoid train
Dilemma: Odysseus and crew face equally terrifying paths: Scylla or Charybdis Train Dilemma - Scylla & Charybdis mortal overcame god, weak kids overcame tough teenagers
Odysseus has trouble completing journey and faces several physical challenges because of Poseidon's curse
Boys have trouble taking body and are put into numerous dangerous situations because of Ace
"You guys have two choices. Either leave quietly. We take the body. Or you stay. We'll beat the shit outta you. We take the body." (Stand by Me) There are various physical threats and challenges in both "The Odyssey" and "Stand By Me." In both of these eventful stories, the protagonists are put into similar dangerous situations where their lives are in jeopardy. These situations alter Odysseus' and the boys' lives forever. http://cdn-2.nflximg.com/images/9985/1059985.jpg http://wynteradelle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/the-odyssey-book.jpg Physical Challenges and Threats Leeches - "Stand By Me" Poseidon and Odysseus/ Ace and the boys Odyssey - Trojan War this war is a physical challenge that starts Odysseus's long journey
journey home from war = long, hard, and dangerous
"The Greeks then set sail, which, for some, proved as difficult and took as much time as the Trojan War itself, particularly for Odysseus." (www.standford.edu) boys go in swamp, come out covered in leeches
makes story more epic
difficult hardship that had to be overcome
Teddy: "It's a leech. Leeches! Jesus Christ! Get them off!" http://primarythoughts.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/stand-by-me-leech2-primarythoughts-net-melanie-richardson-writer-model-actor.jpg?w=300&h=158 http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01917/PD44511661_STA018C_1917804b.jpg http://primarythoughts.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/stand-by-me-leech2-primarythoughts-net-melanie-richardson-writer-model-actor.jpg?w=300&h=158 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TrcydLWJdlM/T5Qgm3SBGAI/AAAAAAAAAVI/4GIVOAzXvfw/s1600/wrath_of_poseidon_by_uysaltimsah-d3do83i.jpg http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/16754-18125.jpg