Similarities Between The Odyssey And O Brother Where Art Thou

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The Odyssey and “O Brother Where Art Thou” In The Odyssey, Odysseus the main character leaves his family to go on a quest. Getting back home was the hardest part of Odysseus's journey. It had taken a decade trying to return home. Along the way, he had to overcome hardships and battle various creatures. While Odysseus was away from home for a decade his wife Penelope had to overcome some hardships of her own including resisting suitors who were attempting to take Odysseus’s place. Also, Odysseus’s son had his own battles with the suitors who were trying to ruin his home. In O Brother, Where Art Thou? Pete, Delmar, and Everett escape from a group of people chained working in a field. Everett informs Pete and Delmar of a hidden treasure that must be recovered before his hometown floods. But Everett made up the whole story about the treasure. He told this lie to get help escaping. The men make their way back to Everett’s hometown with hardships and various adventures along the way. Including Everett’s efforts to win over his wife penny, meeting a blind black man on the railroad who foretells their future, and getting a pardon from the governor for being a great trio singing group. Within Homer’s epic The Odyssey and Ethan Coen and Joel Coen’s movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? Are similar and also different at the same time. The two stories are similar by having a great adventure to get back home, as well as a great award for being able to get back home. The two are different
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