O’odysseus where art though; comparing The Odyssey to O’Brother where art thou Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, O’Brother where art thou is a tale of Ulysses Everett McGill trying to make his way home to get to his ex-wife penny before she marries another man. This sounds very familiar to an ancient myth I know. In the Beginning of this movie there is a line that reads” Based upon Homer’s The Odyssey”. This should read loosely based on the Odyssey in my personal opinion. This may be to the fact that the Coen Brothers have never actually read Homer’s Epic Tale.
The Odyssey vs. O Brother Where Art Thou? This essay takes a look at how the 2000 film, O Brother Where Art Thou, resembles Homer’s The Odyssey. The two films are set in two different time periods, two different settings, and have main characters that are almost opposite in a sense, although they both go through similar situations while on their journeys. Ulysses Everett McGill or Everett, the main character in O Brother Where Art Thou, is a man from Mississippi who escaped from jail. Odysseus, the main character in The Odyssey, is the king of Ithaca, who sets out to fight the Trojans.
This book was made into a movie by Andrey Konchalovskiy. They both explain the great story of Odysseus and they both share and have a lot of similarities and differences. Reading the poem and then watching the movie is a really good way to compare and contrast “The Odyssey” and helps you understand much better what it is about. “The Odyssey” is a story about a god, Odysseus, who lived in Ithaca. The initial pages of the poem talk about Odysseus and his men at sea, finding their way out of Sparta after the war.
The Odyssey Literary Analysis Homers classic poem “The Odyssey” recounts the tale of a man’s ten year journey home from war, in which he faces trials and many life threatening situations. Throughout Odysseus’s journey he faces various tribulations in which his loyalty is tested. The epic poem proves that Odysseus will do anything to make it home. In the odyssey, Homer utilizes, Alliteration, Anaphora and diction to communicate that Odysseus will go to any extreme to make it home to his family. Homer utilizes Alliteration consistently through the epic poem, thus in result helps the theme in the text stick out more clearly.
As punishment for his action, all the crew dies, only the Ancient Mariner stays alive, living on with guilt and horror. He later gets saved, but he cannot die until he has told everyone about his crime. He spends the rest of his life wandering around the world telling the story, and the wedding guest is one of them. The poem consists of 142 stanzas and is being told from the Ancient Mariner’s point of view. There are many romantic elements in the poem.
Soon thereafter she feels like she will never truly be accepted Rebecca's devoted housekeeper, the sinister Mrs. Danvers, is still in charge of Manderley, and she frightens and intimidates her new mistress. Mrs. de Winter struggles in her new life at Manderley. She feels like she could never compare to Rebecca, who was beautiful, talented and brilliant. Soon she feels that Maxim is still in love with his dead wife. Mrs. Danvers’s suggests to Mrs. de Winter that she wear a costume to their annual costume ball.
Toula is depressed because she has no self-esteem, as she has mousy brown, stringy hair, big glasses and feels she is unattractive, also because she is in her thirties and not yet married, let alone have a boyfriend. Until she gets married she will open and close the family restaurant every day. Her family wants her to marry a ‘nice Greek boy’ and have children, and cook for them all, but Toula wants to marry for love, not just a traditional marriage with a Greek man. Toula and her family live in a big white house with columns and a big Greek flag on the garage door, to show people they are Greek and proud of it. The Greek flag brings more colour to the end of this scene.
He chose not to stay with the beautiful, immortal, goddess Calypso. He could have remained with her and possessed all the comforts in the world and even more, But the need for his wife and his family led him back to where he truly belongs. Penelope has waited for him faithfully for 20 years. Being burdened with all the suitors who roam around her her house destroying it and defying Telemachus' authority as
My Grandmother sits at the table and starts counting her Father Government money. Her Father Government money includes the money my father’s earns because he gives everything to her.” (25) * Many old folk who became family friends take good care of them, tell them who are the good boys, and the old women watch with a cunning eye to see which young women would be best suited for the son or cousin or so and so. (22) * And they sing the praises of someone’s son or someone’s brother, never mentioned by name, they are always someone’s son or someone’s male relative, because they do not exist in isolation of their family. No one exists in isolation of their family. (22) * The demented red bullet inside my mother’ s chest tunnels its way in all different directions.
Statement of Intent Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey” is irrefutably a story of an archetypical hero, Odysseus’, journey home. The poem begins ten years past the fall of Troy in Ithaca where a mass of aggressive suitors continue to pillage Odysseus’ resources and court his wife. Nevertheless with Telemachus’ departure from Ithaca and Odysseus release from Calypso’s island, Ogygia, the situation takes a turn for the better. Subsequent to fighting countless battles Odysseus finally lands in the safety of the Phaeacians’ island. Here, he recounts his adventures, including the occurrence involving Helios’ cattle in Trinacia.