Wednesday, September 26, 2012


          The differences and similarities between the modern and ancient heroes are about the same. Modern heroes are different because of the way society has changed. Ancient and Modern heroes were similar because of the archetypes that are hard to change.
          The differences between the two are many. A very large distance between ancient and modern heroes is the characteristics of the heroes themselves. The old myths used to liked Men that are strong and come from a nicer upbringing than most. While modern heroes are mostly still Men there are examples of Women being the Hero, such as The Black Widow or Wonder Woman. Also the modern heroes, it doesn't matter who or where their from, anyone, with the right chances, could be a hero. Look at Captain America, he was from a lower class and was as skinny as a stick,  but with the help of the super serum became a super solider. Or maybe Bruce Banner/Hulk, he was a scientist and had an experiment go wrong.
         Also, the types of journey that the heroes go on are different. Such as in Odysseus' stories he had to deal with Gods, in modern times we deal with Aliens who think they are Gods. An example would be From Stargate SG-1, there is a race of little grey aliens who call themselves Asgardians, and like to meddle.
        Some similarities would be the archetypes themselves. Such as the trickster/villain, or the Holy Grail. An example would be in Avengers Loki is the trickster/villain, and the Holy Grail would be the Terasect. Another similarity would be trying to save a certain area or people. Such as in the Odyssey, Odysseus wanted to keep his family safe and return to them, while in Harry Potter it was just the Wizarding world.   

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Penelope- Writing Wed. 9/19/12

      18 Year. It has been 18 years since I last saw my husband. Odysseus was called to Troy to fight in the great war. The war has been over for 8 years. That much I know for sure. I don't know if he my husband is still or live or if died in battle.
     Telemachus, my son by Odysseus. He never knew his father except from stories. Telemachus now is leaving to search for his father and bring him and his men home. I have not yet lost hope that Odysseus is still alive, and trying to find a way home. That is why I never picked a suitor.
      My son and husband, both are gone. Let the Gods protect and watch over them. I know they will go through many trials and hardships. I hope that they do not give into grief or rage or hopelessness. Let them live to see and rule Ithaca again. Oh Zeus! Protect Them! Protect them...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Elemental Race.

        Every thousand years or so a group of four special people are born. These four people are known as Elementals. Elementals are born when the world is going through a change in power. Each Elemental controls one of the four main elements; Earth, Fire, Water or Air.
         James Williams, a sixteen year old, is currently standing in the middle of his ten year old sisters room, staring at a letter. Everything thing in the room is tron apart and strewn everywhere. The reason James is staring at the letter is that it is a ransom note, for his little sister. Sam, his precious, innocent, little sister, the only blood family he had left, was gone. He just didn't want to believe it.
        There was no one for James to tell either. His parents have been dead for a year, the government and law enforcement are in the middle of a political war, and his "guardians" are on "vacation". The only people that James could trust are his two best friends; Alexandria 'Ally' Stetson, and William 'Will' Markson.
        The thing about James, Ally and Will is that they aren't normal, and they know what they are. They are three of the four Elementals. James, Fire, has natural fire red streaks in his black hair. Ally, water, has natural ocean blue streaks in her brown hair. Will, earth, has natural grass green streaks in his blond hair. At midnight on their sixteenth birthdays they received the streaks and inherited the knowledge to control their powers, but only subconsciously. They also know that there is another, the Air Elemental. They just don't know who or where.
       All three of them agree that Sam needs to be found. They also agree that it could be a trap for them to be either killed or captured.
        After much indecision the three Elementals decided to go after Sam and worry about the consequences later. The problem? Where do they start looking......    

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Doctor Who Archetype

    An archetype is a universal symbol in any story. Such as an orphaned hero, a villain/shadow, a journey or a destruction via flood or fire. An example of a story that follows this is Doctor Who (2005). It shows several examples of archetypes. They would be, the orphaned hero, shadow/villain, and a destruction via fire.
    The orphaned hero in Doctor Who is the Doctor himself. In the show his planet was destroyed by fire. Another one of the archetypes. He was the only survivor of the destruction. The Doctor is called the on coming storm. For this I also believe that he could be classified as a anti-hero.
    The shadow figures in the show are the Daleks. They are bit different than most in the fact that no matter how many times the Doctor defeats them they are never gone. They are a reoccurring them in the show.
    The Doctor has many companions over the series. I believe they represent the Child archetype. Because they are innocent. They know nothing of the world they are being drawn into. Also when their done traveling they are no longer the innocent people that started out. These are all the archetypes from Doctor Who (2005).