O Brother Where Art Thou Analysis

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O Brother, Where Art Thou is a movie that is loosely based on homer's epic, the Odyssey. The movie starts off and we have our main character Ulysses Everett McGill and his friends Pete Hogwallop and Delmar O'Donnell. They escape from a chain gang and go outward to retrieve the 1.2 Million dollars that Everett claims to have stolen from an armored car and buried before he was incarcerated. They have a few days to find it before where it was buried gets flooded to create a lake as part of a new hydroelectric project. While still chained together they hop into a box car where they run into a blind mind, who tells them their future. He tells them that they will "find a fortune, though it will not be the one they seek." They go to Pete's cousins house where he takes the chains off of them. However he…show more content…
It ends up being all for not as it is for most males. Otherwise I'd say he's pretty far from relating to society. It seems that he is an outstanding person, very intelligent just far from your everyday man. O Brother, Where Art Thou being based off of a Greek epic poem makes it feel very Greek. I honestly don't have much else to say it's based off a Greek epic poem therefore it has a Greek story. Same thing for the next question all epic qualities are evident in this film because it's based off an epic poem. There are two big themes in O Brother, Where Art Thou the first is the power of wits versus brute force. We see several times in which someone is out witted, when they save Tommy, when they escape from jail, when they escape getting caught at the cousins farm house. The second theme is the pitfalls of temptation. This is that the money got made a man ruin his two weeks until he was free, the lust to have Everett's wife penny, the mayor pardoning the boys so that he could get reelected, Tommy selling his soul to the

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