Compare and contrast the themes, settings, point of view, characters, plots, and narratives of the movies Troy and 300.
Troy presents the Trojan War chronologically. Its theme is that victory can be fickle and glory in war is a path to immortality. Troy also presents a modernized Achilles while leaving out the Greek gods. 300 is a retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae, highlighting the virtue of the Spartans, who willingly face down certain death. Like Troy, 300 rejects Hellenistic religion and promotes an ethic of democracy that the Spartans did not remotely embody.