The Myth Of Perseus Vs. The Movie Clash Of The Tit

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Whenever you read a book and then go watch the movie, most of the time they don't follow the same events in the same order. Just like in the myth "Perseus" and the movie, Clash of the Titans, the event are not all the same and some of the causes of the events are not the same either. Different things happen in the movies that are not even close to some of the things in the myth. These differences can either make the story better or just make it less interesting.

The first difference from the movie, Clash of the Titans, and the myth "Perseus" is how Perseus was assigned to fight Medusa. During the myth "Perseus", Polydects was going to get married to a princess. During this time it was custom to give gifts to the princess, but Perseus had no gifts such as a horse to give to the princess.

So just out of know where, he said to the princess that he would do anything for her, even kill Gorgon Medusa, to show his loyalty to her. Polydectes then said, "Yes, why don't you go do that, kill Gorgon Medusa." Perseus agreed to it and began his journey to kill Medusa.

During the movie, Clash of the Titans, Perseus was on his journey to find a way to kill a Titan, and during this time he went to the Three Witches and ask for help on how to kill a Titan. The Witches told Perseus that if he were to cut off the head of Medusa and show it to the Titan, that the Titan would turn to stone. Perseus agreed with the idea and left for his journey to kill Medusa and get her head.

The second difference from the myth and the movie is that...