The Epic Hero Journey In O Brother Where Art Thou

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The movie O Brother Where Art Thou by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen was created in 2000. The protagonist of the movie is Everett who goes on a journey from escaping jail with his two friends. On his adventure he meets many people and has many conflicts. This movie ties in with the mythological characters from the odyssey. However the viewers will still enjoy the movie without reading the odyssey. This is a comedy and adventure movie. This is a very good movie with many funny scenes and a great tie with the odyssey to make it even funnier. This movie also follows the epic hero journey and follows many of the steps. This movie has a call to adventure, departure, crisis, and a return. Ulysses Everett McGill is the one that started this adventure. …show more content…
After that Tommy came with them to help. Another trail would be when Everett and his crew get cheated on by Daniel also known as Big Dan, a one eyed man they met at the restaurant they ate at. Big Dan informed them he knew a way to make good money and they trusted him. They went out to a picnic and Big Dan was creating lies on how to make money. Big Dan is like the Cyclops in the odyssey because they both have one eye and they both don’t show hospitality towards the men. They listen to him, but then Big Dan grabs a branch and hit them on their head and then steal their money. In the third trail Everett faces his wife’s fiancé Vernon and end up fighting with him. In the movie they also had crisis, for example when his wife is going to marry another guy. Everett is trying to prevent them from marrying so he can keep her. She doesn’t want to leave Vernon because he is rich. Everett’s wife told all her kids their father got ran over by a train so they won’t miss Everett. He got mad at her for this, but the kids were excited to see him and told him everything about the fiancé. They return from the special world when the mayor says they don’t have to go back to jail because he loved the …show more content…
In the movie there are specific scenes that are complex to the audience that has not read the odyssey. The audience will still be capable to understand the movie without reading the odyssey. For the audience that has read the odyssey, they will be able to understand the movie fully and get the full experience. They add things from the odyssey without stating it, for example Big Dan was the Cyclops from the odyssey but they never state that. When someone sees Big Dan they will just think he is a normal man with one eye. But when an audience that has read the odyssey will know he is a connection with the Cyclops. The setting was always set mainly outside. Since this movie was adventure they were always going from one place to another so they didn’t just have one setting. That makes the movie more interesting, but it is a little harder to put together because it jumps from a lot of places. The language choice of the movie more funny then serious. This is a movie that make the audience laugh and have a great time. They also have a lot of music in this movie which makes the movie even more interesting. Most of this music was really good too. Without the music scenes this movie definitely won’t be as good because the music adds more sense of communication with the audience. Having Epic Hero in the movie makes it more

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