O Brother is an accurate film adaptation of the Odyssey.

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O Brother is an accurate film adaptation of the Odyssey. by Mind Map: O Brother is an accurate film adaptation of the Odyssey.

1. Elements of an Epic Poem

1.1. O Brother

1.1.1. Involves a large geographic area

1.1.1.1. Mississippi and Kentucky

1.1.2. Has a heroic figure

1.1.2.1. Ulysses Everett McGill

1.1.3. Reflects culture of the author

1.1.3.1. Reflects the time of the Great Depression and the towns and cities effected. Shows the lack of money and how people were treated. It really follows a typical day in the life of a person living during the Great Depression.

1.1.4. Involves quest or journey

1.1.4.1. Ulysses and his crew escape from prison and attempt to travel home throughout several states

1.1.5. Includes supernatural forces

1.1.5.1. Throughout the film, fate comes into play, a fortune teller who accurately predicts the future is shown, along with many other things that represent supernatural forces such as the Sirens and Lotus Eaters.

1.2. The Odyssey

1.2.1. Involves a large geographic area

1.2.1.1. Ithaca, and large surrounding area land and sea

1.2.2. Has a heroic figure

1.2.2.1. Odysseus

1.2.3. Reflects culture of the author

1.2.3.1. Reflects ancient Greeks culture and what traits they valued and what they believed in

1.2.4. Involves quest or journey

1.2.4.1. Odysseus having to escape all the monsters and go completely out of his way around where he wants to get to, Ithaca

1.2.5. Includes supernatural forces

1.2.5.1. Their are immortal figures such as gods, goddesses, and monsters with magical powers

2. Polyphemus

2.1. O Brother

2.1.1. Big Dan T has only one eye, is against Odysseus, and is large and strong.

2.2. Odyssey

2.2.1. Polyphemus has only one eye, is against Odysseus, and is large and extremely strong.

3. Lotus Eaters

3.1. O Brother

3.1.1. A group of people dressed in white robes are washing people's sins away in the river. Pete and Delmar join in on this (Odysseus does not), and after they do they lose the desire to commit crime and return home or get the treasure.

3.2. Odyssey

3.2.1. A group of people on an island have special lotus flowers that they feed to three of Odysseus's men. The three men forget about wanting to go home and become mellow all of a sudden.

4. Protagonist

4.1. Ulysses Everett McGill (O Brother)

4.1.1. Clever, Arrogant, Brave, Leader, Suave, Wants to get home to his family, Mortal

4.2. Odysseus (Odyssey)

4.2.1. Clever, Arrogant, Brave, Leader, Suave, Wants to get home to his family, Mortal

5. Penelope

5.1. Penny (O Brother)

5.1.1. Clever, Intelligent, Mother, Mortal

5.2. Penelope (Odyssey)

5.2.1. Clever, Intelligent, Mother, Mortal

6. Sirens

6.1. O Brother

6.1.1. The beautiful women singing on rocks tempt Ulysses and his crew to go to them and as they sing "Throw their bones on the alabaster stones."

6.2. Odyssey

6.2.1. The beautiful women sing to Odysseus and his crew in tempting voices. This makes them want to crash their ships into the rocks and kill themselves and destroy their boat.

7. Teiresias

7.1. O Brother

7.1.1. A blind man on a hand cart predicts that Ulysses and his crew will go through a difficult journey before they can return home. He also tells that the crew will encounter cows. Ulysses suggests that since the man is blind, he may have sight into the future in exchange.

7.2. Odyssey

7.2.1. Teiresias tells Odysseus on the Land of the Dead that he will have to go through a long, difficult journey before he can return home. He also tells Odysseus to not kill Helios's cows. Teiresias is also blind and it is thought by Odysseus that he has sight into the future rather than physical sight.

8. Change After Homecoming

8.1. O Brother

8.1.1. When Ulysses Everett McGill returns home, and is with his family, he becomes less self-absorbed and cares about other people such as his family members.

8.2. The Odyssey

8.2.1. When Odysseus returns home, he is less arrogant, and all he really cares about is being together with his family and spending time with them.