Comparing Odyssey And O Brother Where Art Thou In The Odyssey

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The movie O Brother, Where Art Thou, a hillbilly recreation of the old classic book the Odyssey. For this reason many of the scenes in both the Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou share common themes. In the Odyssey, Odysseus portrays the theme, pride. In O Brother, Where Art Thou pride also plays an important part in Evert’s personality. In the Odyssey, Penelope shows her loyalty to her husband while in the movie Penney does not. The movie and epic poem share the main antagonists’ tales and trials of a journey towards their former life.

The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou both share a main character with a fatal flaw that cause of all their problems. In O Brother, Where Art Thou Evert, the main character, constant affection for his hair and the specified use of Dapper Dan hair gel leads to him and his crews capture. In very much the same way Odysseus’ pride angers the Gods and endangers his crew multiple times. Pride,
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The main reason for this comes from the time period in which each takes place. For instance the Odyssey takes place thousands of years ago while O Brother, Where Art Thou takes place only about a hundred years ago. With these different time periods comes different cultural beliefs and norms. In the Odyssey, Odysseus travels by boat around the various islands of the archipelago on his journey home. The song, Man of Constant Sorrow, leads Evert and his friends to their ultimate goals at the end of the movie. In the movie, Evert and his crew record a song to make some quick cash. They unknowingly become very popular with everyone in the state. When they finally reach the last leg of their journey they use the song to win back Penney and conclude the storyline. Both the ships used in the Odyssey and the song, Man Of Constant Sorrow, in O Brother, Where Art Thou moves the story along and help the main character solve their most prominent