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Comparing Disney’s Hercules with the traditional myth
                    of Heracles
Read the story of Heracles you have been given. Answer these questions on the
differences between the film and text version of Heracles (Hercules). Use full sentences
and explain your answers in detail.

     1. What is different about the relationship Hercules has with his mother in the film
        version, compared to the story in the text?
     2. In the film version who is trying to destroy Hercules, and how is this different to
        the text version?
     3. Why was Hercules trying to prove himself in the film version?
     4. In the text version of the story, why was Hercules being sent on lots of tasks and
        who was sending him?
     5. In the film version Hercules fights with Hydra. Last week we looked at the story
        of the Nine Headed Hydra. Look at the cartoon version of the Hydra story. Can
        you explain two ways in which the film version differed from the text version?
     6. Some aspects of the story have been modernised and do not fit with the traditional
        features of Greek Myths. Can you pick two examples and explain why these
        aspects seem out of place in a Greek myth..



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Comparing Disney’s Hercules with the traditional myth
                    of Heracles
Read the story of Heracles you have been given.. Then answer these questions on the
differences between the film and text version of Heracles (Hercules). Use full sentences
and explain your answers in detail.

     1. What is different about Hercules’mother in the film version of the story ?
     2. In the film version who is trying to destroy Hercules?
     3. Why was Hercules sent on many tasks in the text version?
     4. In the film, what he is he trying to prove by doing the tasks?
     5. In the film version Hercules fights with Hydra. Look at the cartoon version of the
        Hydra story. Can you explain two ways in which the film version differed from
        the text version? (Think of the way he stopped the heads from growing and who
        was with him!)
     6. Some aspects of the story have been modernised and do not fit with the traditional
        features of Greek Myths. Can you pick name two or three things that were in the
        DVD that seemed out of place and explain why?

				
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