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Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

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Published by: chenthebigot on Feb 20, 2008
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Chen LiThompsonLatin 22 September 2007Jason and the ArgonautsJason and the Argonauts, the 1961 movie, has a very large number of significantdifferences with the actual myth. A lot of the movie’s plot strays quite a bit from the myth, butfor a normal fantasy movie, it does a good job telling a myth (in this case, a modified myth).Some differences include: the movie plot of King Pelias and Jason, obstacles that Jason faced onhis way to Colchis, and what happened on the island of Colchis.In the movie, King Pelias is the illegitimate ruler of Thessaly. Jason is supposed to be thereal ruler of Thessaly. Jason has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly. He saves Peliasfrom drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who had earlier killed his father. Peliasthen tells Jason to go find the Golden Fleece, which is on the island of Colchis. Pelias wants togive this quest to Jason so that Jason will die, and Pelias will keep the throne. This is completelydifferent than the myth. In the myth, Jason does not save Pelias from drowning; when Jasonconfronts Pelias, Jason does know who Pelias is. Pelias says that he will give up the thronevoluntarily, but also suggest that Jason should seek the Golden Fleece because it would be agood quest for Jason to go on.Once Jason has gotten the idea to go on the quest for the Golden Fleece, he orders the building of a ship that could travel to Colchis and the strongest men in all of Greece to go on a perilous journey. This happens in both the movie and the myth. The things that separate the

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