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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.…

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    Winston smith purchases this diary, which in this place is forbidden, and he writes the words, “Down with Big Brother”, which is a crime in this Oceania, and hides it from the telescreen, which is Oceania security system at this time. A telescreen is what the guards of Oceania use to make sure everyone is being a good citizen. Winston begins a relationship with Julia, another main character of the story, and do very illegal things with each other. After some time, they fall in love. Winston and…

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    Darkness is displayed in many ways, including hopelessness and death, but the Great Depression shows the finest of it. This horrible time had a negative effect on people’s thinking, such as actual depression and the feeling of loss. Sounds can remind people of death as well. On the contrary, even reading words can scare anyone to death. O’brother Where Art Thou directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and The Odyssey written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles are arts that use words and sounds to…

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    from stereotypes by outsiders, to the influence of politicians, and from the music that originated in the South. To help depict the American South, we can use literature and films that we have watched in class, such as; Mandingo, Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Color Purple, Gods Little Acre, Tomorrow, Jezebel, The Littlest Rebel and with the special focus on O Brother Where Art Thou. This film will help capture and reflect southern culture to those not…

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    better. One movie that uses this theory is the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. This movie is based off Homer 's epic "The Odyssey." There are many similarities between the two, such as characterization, plot, and situations. At the same time there are many differences, like time period and reasons behind the quest. O Brother, Where Art Thou? uses mythology theory to…

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    O’ Brother not another Odyssey Ancient Greece and the 1930's American bible belt seldom seem comparable, however in reinterpreting Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, Joel and Ethan Coen do a marvelous job transposing the adventures of Odysseus to the era of the Great Depression. Ulysses Everett McGill is a depression era Odysseus trying to make his way home through the Mississippi bible belt south to get home before his ex-wife Penny marries her suitor, Waldrip. As a modern depiction, O' Brother,…

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), an Academy Award nominee, adventure comedy tale of loyalty, crime, lies, and love. The film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, is a modern loosely based tale on Homer's epic poem, Odyssey. Set in 1930’s Mississippi, during the great depression, this film tells the story of three convicted escapees Ulysses Everett McGill, Pete Hogwallop and Delmar O’Donnel who just so happens to be chained together. Confronted with the possibility of…

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    The Odyssey and O Brother where art thou? demonstrates how male roles change with evolving political and social values. The Odyssey utilizes male protagonists to make a commentary traditional values of focalizing a member of the aristocracy position whilst Oh Brother questions the political climate of the Great Depression. Foreground characters used in Homeric poetry are aristocrats, which means the “rule of the best,” which suggests that the Odyssey was created at the end of the Dark Age (c.…

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    Throughout history, no matter what story or film, there’s always archetypes which applies to characters. Archetypes are repeated personas used in works of film and literature, they help create and maintain the story so that it is interesting and helps define the characters. The movie O Brother, Where Art-Thou is one work of fiction that depicts archetypes well. There are just a few of the existing archetypes portrayed in the movie, but it shows just how diverse the community of archetypes is.…

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    These three texts all emphasize similar but sundry items.Homer’s text emphasizes the spell that was included with the song that the sirens trill. It also tells about the challenge Odysseus and his men went through for ten years on their journey home (Homer).In the video of “O brother where art thou” they stress that the women were so beautiful it was like the men were under a chance.They highlighted the disappearance of Pete as the video went on (“O brother where art thou”).Atwood's poem…

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