The Odyssey vs.. O Brother, Where Art Thou? The movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? Is about a group of three convicts who encounter many unique events in search for a lost treasure. The story The Odyssey is about a Spartan army that faces many difficult challenges in order to make it home. O Brother, Where Art Thou? And The Odyssey have many similarities and differences, especially involving the main characters. The similarities between O Brother, Where Art Thou? And The Odyssey are crucial to keeping them related.
The first major similarity is about the fortunetellers. In O Brother, Where Art Thou? , the blind man on the railroad tells the fortune, and in The Odyssey, Tires tells fortunes. The next major similarity is the many ways the crews travel off course. In O Brother, Where Art Thou? , the baptism at the river draws in Pete and Delmarva, and in The Odyssey, Lotus- eaters draw in the crew. The third similarity is the next way the crews get blown off course. In O Brother, Where Art Thou? , the men get distracted by the women who are washing their clothes, and in the story, the men get distracted by the sirens.
Another major similarity is one of the monsters the en run into. In O Brother, Where Art Thou? , the crew runs into a one eyed man named Big Dan T, and in the story the men run into a Cyclops named Polymers. The last major similarity is the suitors. In O Brother Where Art Thou? , Vernon T. Waldron becomes the suitor for Vertex’s wife Penny, and in The Odyssey, when Odysseus leaves, many men become suitors for his wife, Penelope. Although there are many similarities in O Brother, Where Art Thou? And The Odyssey, there are also a few differences. The differences between The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Low the stories to be more adapted and related for the audience. Overall, there are three major differences between The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The first major difference is the setting. The Odyssey takes place in Ancient Greece during eighth century BC, however in O Brother, Where Art Thou? The setting takes place in Mississippi during the nineteen thirties. Since O Brother, Where Art Thou? Is in a more modern time than The Odyssey, so it is more relatable for the audience. The next major difference is the crews of both Everett and Odysseus. Vertex’s crew in O Brother, Where Art Thou? Consists of two men, Pete and Delmarva. Odysseus’ crew in The Odyssey is an army that consists of hundreds of Spartan men. The last major difference between The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Are the events. For the most part, the challenges that the main characters face are the same, however the way they occur or why they occur are very different. These differences in how or why these events occur are related to the different setting in The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou? , or how the main characters react and address the issues at hand. The main characters in O Brother, Where Art Thou? ND The Odyssey are the anchors of both the story and the movie, plus their differences allow them to adapt to their settings. There are three similarities and two differences between the two main characters. The first similarity is their name. The name of the main character in O Brother, Where Art Thou? Is Ulysses which is Latin for Odysseus, which is the name of the main character of The Odyssey. The next similarity is the purpose of the journey taken. The purpose of the journey taken by both of the main character was to get back to their homes. For Ulysses Everett McGill in O Brother, Where Art Thou? He runner was from jail back to his family, and for Odysseus in The Odyssey the journey was from a previous war back to their home country. The last similarity between Everett and Odysseus is their attributes. Both Everett and Odysseus are smart, good with words, and are good leaders. The first difference between Everett and Odysseus is how they deal with their challenges. Throughout the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? And the Story The Odyssey, the Everett and Odysseus are faced with many challenges. Since they mostly have the same attributes, they handle the challenges similarly, but not completely the same way.
The second difference is the main characters determination. Everett is generously more determined to get home than Odysseus. Everett always feels the need to move quickly. An example is when Pete was thought to be turned into a toad, Everett thought that it would be best to just keep moving so he could get home soon. Odysseus did have an intense will to go home, however he was still more lenient with how long it took. Odysseus was not in a hurry at all. He was willing to stay in one spot for as long as he needed to. For example, when a few of his men lost the will to move on, on the island of the lotus eaters,
Odysseus did not just move on, he dragged each and every one of those men back to the ship. In the stories of O Brother, Where Art Thou? And The Odyssey, there are many similarities and differences because of the fact that one is based off of the other, especially when it comes to the main characters. The journeys, the events, and some characters were similar. The setting, the crew, and the ways the characters handled the events where different. These similarities and differences all participated in tying these stories together, while making them unique and related.