Comparison Chart The epic poem The Odyssey And The movie O Brother Where Art Thou?
Similar People • The Odyssey • Odysseus • Means: the sea • Teresias- blind profit • Poseidon • Homer- blind poet • Polyphemus- the Cyclops • Penelope • O Brother Where Art Thou? Ulysses Everett McGill Delmar Blind Man on the Railway Sherriff Blind Music Producer Big Dan T Penny
Similar Places • The Odyssey • Passing through Scylla and Charybdis • Lotus eaters- cult • Thrinacia • Hades • When odyssues loses all his men • Sirens • O Brother Where Art Thou? “Damn we’re in a tight spot!” Baptism in the lake Running over and shooting the cattle Movie Theater The flood at the end of the movie The Women singing in the lake
Similar Behavior Traits • The Odyssey • Hubris • Odysseus yelling back at Polyphemus- hubris • Lying to the suitors and pretending to be a beggar • O Brother Where Art Thou? Dapper Dan Hair Gel George Nelson’s rant while robbing the bank Ulysses’ lie of seeking the treasure; his reason for escaping jail
Similar Words • The Odyssey • Odysseus is the authentic- true- leader of Ithaca • Odysseus is the King of Ithaca- • All the suitors who take over Odysseus’ home • O brother Where Art Thou? • Bona fide- authentic, true; without deceit • Paterfamilias-the male head of the household • Suitor-a man who courts or woos a woman
Similar Themes • A Journey • Appearance vs. reality • Arrogance and pride can get in the way or achieving something