Odysseus Character Analysis Essay

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The Shared Characteristics of Odysseus and Everett
In O Brother, Where Art Thou, the main character Ulysses Everett goes through a journey with two of his friends to find his way back home. Everett expresses that he is full of pride and arrogance based on the actions and choices he makes on his journey. Odysseus, the protagonist from the Odyssey, shows that he is controlling and full of pride when he accomplishes his goals and becomes a hero. Everett is a worthy representation of Odysseus because they are both arrogant, controlling on their journey, and loyal to their men. Based on his actions, Everett is proved to be very controlling. Towards the beginning of their journey, Everett and his men are trying to decide who is going to lead
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When Pete, Everett’s companion from jail, gets sent back to jail, Everett goes back to save him. This demonstrates how loyal Everett is to his friends despite the risks that it may put him in. As a result, it can clearly be seen how trustworthy Everett is. Odysseus also shows he is loyal like Everett when he returns to bury his shipmate, who he had left behind without burial. His shipmate begs Odysseus to bury him so Odysseus listens and tells him “’Unhappy spirit, I promise you the barrow and burial”’ (xi 56-57). This shows that Odysseus is loyal and cares about his friend enough to go through the trouble of rescuing his body. For this reason, Odysseus is shown to be loyal. Both Odysseus and Everett both express their loyalty to their friends on their journey as they go through obstacles that test their friendships. Everett is clearly a worthy representation of Odysseus because of his arrogance, loyalty, and controlling personality. Everett thinks very highly of himself when he cares about his looks but he also shows loyalty when it comes to matters concerning his friends. Everett and Odysseus both make very similar choices along their journey, proving that their characters reflect each other. Because of his personality and the choices he makes, Everett is truly worthy to be used as a representation of

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