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  • Gillespie McDonough posted an update 1 week, 3 days ago

    The boundary between courage and stupidity is extremely thin and few can distinguish one from the other. Where does the glory and the madness begins and lack of logic? This is one of the overarching questions that fall in relation to the epic, through mythical tales about three hundred, who challenged the thousands.

     Unimaginable even pathos of the story stems from the unusual dedication. No it is not about just the start of Thermopylae, but rather about the very existence of what we define today frazeologizmem "agoge." It is on the basis of knowledge of the customs of one of the most powerful Greek polis can exclude the above-mentioned stupidity and madness. There is nothing further from the truth, and also unjust, as assigning Sparta and its soldiers titers of madmen and fools. You need to know that they grew up in pain, suffering, and most importantly under pressure them constantly inculcated ideals.

    They grew so not for power or wealth, but in order to live and to die in glory to fulfill the highest obligation that was imposed on them from an early age.

    The cult of physical fitness, contempt for the weak and disadvantaged, while respect for women and the elderly are the basis of the Spartan state model.

    A model that has brought fame and the power of Sparta, which is not dostąpiło none of the Greek polis. But it’s all just a myth. To what extent is it true? You would forever wonder about the possible historical and factual differences between modern design different imagination. So you can not judge the movie Zack Snyder for historical accuracy. The creator, whose output is reduced only to a cheesy remake of "Dawn of the Dead", this time at the cost of 60 million US dollars realizes a truly sublime visual masterpiece. The fact that the film is based on the comic book creator of "Sin City – Sin City" – Frank Miller, the more encourages and increases the rank of the show. As I mentioned at the beginning, it does not make sense to present a historical outline, background stories, which everyone knows, but you should be aware that the comic does a little of each other. So, let’s focus on the film.

    It starts impressively. Heavily scratched introduction outlines our image Spartiaty. Introduces us to the world of struggle that goes on constantly. Because the world was born to fight and that is what it owes its existence.

    There is no point come here in a symbolic layer, interpret images of the great wolf or a clever young man who does not feel fear.

    On the other hand, however, this second image can be a kind of buckle stories, when we see a grown man who does not feel fear, standing in front of the King of Kings. Of course, the very essence of "300" is the battle. When it comes to stupidity, which I remember all the time, it would be her focus only on the same battle – which is impossible, after all, and the rest not very interesting. Faithful to Miller and Snyder tried setting up a great whole. As a result, together with the team Leonidas admire the pride of the Persian envoys, Queen Gorgo – wife of Leonidas, and finally a great storm that breaks countless Persian ships. It is tempting to attach to each scene a little comment, but this is not indicated for this type of history, which in the likeness of ancient tragedy requires efficient, devoid of narrative comment liquidity of the shares. This trace will lead to tragic end, after which should survive catharsis.

    But is this sense ponder over? Subsequent scenes give us a clear answer. Spartan fighting technique is to die for – makes with bated breath to look at, as a branch Leonidas making its way through the Persian hosts.

    Without comment, which is superfluous here. Only the same technically perfect movements – sequences. Simple combos spear and shield defense create the illusion of mechanization, hiperbolizacji fight, almost lack of realism, but rather should be called surrealism. This in turn gives the story a divine dimension. And so we come back to the plane of philosophical interpretation.

    Descendants Achilles doomed to failure, steered by the gods filled with honor given to them destiny. There is no place for any form of love or compassion. This leads us to reflect on the universality of the story. For what can not be applied to today’s world, in which the beauty, the glory has been replaced by a massive, empty and vain desire of fame is still exposed to feed hungry masses? With the collapse of Leonidas zatracono sense of duty. It collapsed worship struggle, which has become (even though it was) already commonplace, the everyday, which gave up. Shortly because Leonidas showed others that only what really belongs to us, is our strong will. In this case, the will of choice, freedom of decision.

    The victory at Plataea, in retaliation for the death of Leonidas, completes the tragedy. Zatracono Spartan ideals of the spirit, which was the beginning of the end of grandeur gr