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The Fisher King/Apocalypse Now

             There are many novels and stories that relate to each other, sometimes the novels or stories relate in different ways. Sometimes the novel can relate to a movie rather than another novel or book. Novels, Films, and Books can be related to each other not only by their content but also by their themes or main topics as well. One example of this can be shown from the movie "Apocalypse Now" Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and the story "The Fisher King" written by T.S. Elliot. .
             In the movie "Apocalypse Now" directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Sophisticated Army captain Willard travels upriver into Cambodia to assassinate rebel colonel Kurtz. His trip is interrupted by dreamlike battles and a terrifying trip into a land where stability seems to have slipped away. In the story "The Fisher King" written by T.S. Elliot a young king is appointed keeper of a holy grail, but the young king didn't want this, he wanted to be a traditional king and have riches and servants, so the king tried to steal the grail but failed and was badly burned in return. When the boy grew older the wound grew deeper and soon the king began to die. One day a fool came into the castle only to find the king weak and alone, when the king became aware of the fool's presence he asked the fool for a glass of water to cool his throat. The fool filled a glass with water and magically the Holy Grail appeared in his hands and his wound was .
             healed. The king asked the fool how he made the grail reappear after he spent his entire life searching for it, the fool replied "I don't know. I only knew that you were thirsty.".
             These two works have many things in common, one thing that they are in common with is that in both stories a man is searching for something that has importance in their lives. Willard is searching for Kurtz, not only because he has been ordered to assassinate Kurtz but also to find out why it is felt necessary for Kurtz to be assassinated.

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