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Thelma & Louise & Lord of the Rings

A comparison between the two epic movies, Thelma & Louise and Lord of the RIngs.

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Thelma & Louise & Lord of the Rings

  1. 1. Epic Comparison of Thelma & Louise & Lord of the Rings Trilogy By: Shelby Leonhard
  2. 2. Frodo Epic Hero I <ul><ul><li>carry the ring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>withstand the pain and responsibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>end life long fight over the ring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selfless </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Louise Epic Hero II <ul><ul><ul><li>Escape from problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>protect Thelma </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selfless </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebelous </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Happy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apologetic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commited </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Sam Sub Hero I <ul><ul><li>Selfless </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kept Frodo going </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stuck with Frodo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protected Frodo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Didn’t let conditions get him down </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Thelma Sub Hero II <ul><ul><li>True to Louise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped Louise no matter what </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Didn’t give up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stuck with Louise </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Quest <ul><li>Frodo & Sam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Destroy the Ring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect the Ring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thelma & Louise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get to Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Run from the law </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live life to the fullest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escape the men </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Vast Geographical Region <ul><li>Thelma & Louise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas to Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Started in Arkansas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ended on a cliff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Without going through Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lord of the Rings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shire to Middle Earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Isengard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helm’s Deep </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moria </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rivendell </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Minas Tirith </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Valor <ul><li>Frodo & Sam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fighting the spider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fighting Gollom at the end </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Escaping orks/orki </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thelma & Louise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shooting the guy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robbing the store </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sticking with each other through to the end. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Guide <ul><li>Hal Slocumb (Police seargant) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trying to save them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Going against him </li></ul></ul><ul><li>J.D. (Brad Pitt) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like Gollom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seemed charming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead them astray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fulfilled part of Thelma’s quest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gandolph </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected Frodo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gollom/Smegal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like J.D. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>helped them most of the way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turned on them at the end </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turned to violence to get the Ring </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Scene Parrallels <ul><li>Thelma & Louise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drove off the cliff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Didn’t want to get caught </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Didn’t want to end their adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chose to end their lives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lord of the Rings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sat on the rock stranded on the volcanoe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thought their lives were over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saved by Gandolph them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted the adventure to be over </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. In Media Res <ul><li>Gollom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Was like Frodo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ring turned him into this evil creature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Between personalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smegal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gollom </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Lousie’s past </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wouldn’t go through TX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No matter what </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wouldn’t tell Thelma what happened in TX </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Theme <ul><li>Thelma & Louise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friendship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fulfillment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Lord of the Rings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friendship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fulfillment </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Internal Conflicts <ul><li>Thelma and Louise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Louise & Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Lord of the Rings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marry & Pippin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Samwise Gamsey </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. External Conflicts <ul><li>Thelma & Louise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shooting the guy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robbing the store </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lord of the Rings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sam and Gollom </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Symbolism <ul><li>Thelma & Louise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shooting Harlan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blowing up the truck-driver’s truck </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom : driving off the cliff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lord of the Ring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ring : evil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fellowship: coming together in WWII </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thelma & Louise <ul><li>Thelma & Louise is very interesting and adventurous!! </li></ul><ul><li>It enforces the strength ability that women have to stand up for themselves!! </li></ul>

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A comparison between the two epic movies, Thelma & Louise and Lord of the RIngs.

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