Odysseus- Everett Comparison

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The poem “The Odyssey” details the story of a man named Odysseus who went through many trials and tribulations while trying to get home to his family. In the past, many stories, movies, and other works of literature have based its plot around the story: “The Odyssey”. However, there is one movie that stands out as unique and its title is “O Brother Where Art Thou”. The producers, Joel and Ethan Coen, did a wonderful job in making actor Ulysses Everett McGill represent Odysseus. Everett from “O Brother Where Art Thou” and Odysseus from Homer’s “The Odyssey” are very similar in many ways, but contrast in multiple qualities and characteristics as well. In “O Brother Where Art Thou”, the main character, Everett is on a voyage trying to …show more content…

Analyzing the two examples, one can see that Odysseus and Everett were willing to perform courageous acts to protect the people whom they love.
Even though there are many similarities between Everett and Odysseus, there is a major difference between the two; their view on faith. In “O Brother Where Art Thou” Tommy informs the “Chain Gang” that he sold his soul to the devil to learn how to play guitar

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