Man Of Constant Sorrow Movie Analysis

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money is stolen by a one-eyed man played by John Goodman, a reference to the Cyclops whichOdysseus meets. Once the third member is recovered and the three friends are again together andon their way home, they disguise themselves as the Soggy Bottom Boys, a folk group whose hitsong
“Man of Constant Sorrow”. These are two more references to the original story in that
Odysseus himself returns to Ithaca disguised as a beggar, much like the folk of the dust bowl era,and his name, Odysseus, has been said to mean the man of constant sorrow.
With all of thesereferences, and still more not mentioned, it seems as though the source material would be easy todecipher, but hiding it among a seemingly original, early 1900s American story, with culturalreferences appropriate to the time frame, keeps some audience members unaware.
The final category, the Hidden, is very common. This group of films includes movies thathold subtle references and similar story lines to ancient myths, but often the writers of thesefilms will not market the movie as a mythological piece, and may alternatively claim them to beoriginal storylines. For this category, the recent 2012 film
The Hunger Games, fits perfectly.Based on a novel by the same name written by Suzanne Collins, this film depicts a scene verysimilar
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The labyrinth was an unnavigable stronghold where prisoners were led in only to be trapped with the Minotaur with no chance of escape. After quitea long period of this a hero, Theseus the son of the king of Athens, claimed he would destroy the beast and end the slaying of the tributes. As the legend goes, Theseus brought a ball of twine intothe labyrinth with him to unravel, giving him a path to follow after fighting the Minotaur. In boththese events he was victorious and was able to sail home, freeing Athens from sending annualtributes to be

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