The Odyssey is a story filled with adventure, bravery, and peril.(H) The Odyssey was written by Homer, a blind poet, in the 8th century, and it was intended to be a sequel to The Iliad, another story written by Homer.(HC) The story is based around the Greek gods, which were commonly believed to exist when Homer wrote The Odyssey.(HC) The Odyssey inspires perseverance in continued hardship and love for family, ideas which are as relevant today as they were when The Odyssey was written.(CM)
The Odyssey by Homer was a great book though the movie ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ had a great story line, I have to say that the book was better. Not only was the book more detailed and easily understood, it held my attention. Unlike the movie, it picked up sometimes but I was utterly bored and lost focus for most of it. Comparing the book and the movie there were many differences and similarities.
Many people have heard of Star Wars, and The Odyssey, but have they ever thought about how the two are related? The Odyssey an epic poem written by Homer and the scientific movie Star Wars directed by George Lucas, have countless times when the two share things in common. In Star Wars the main character Luke Skywalker meets a mentor, two sidekicks, and comes from an unknown background. In The Odyssey the main character Odysseus meets his mentor, sidekick, and comes from an unknown background. These two items have many similarities and many different, but here are a few of the similarities.
The Odyssey by Homer is a book that involves the Journey of Odysseus and his men and the Obstacles they come across. The Odyssey portrays many themes including vengeance, hospitality, courage, bravery and more. Odysseus experiences some good and bad during his journey. He comes across people who help him, but also comes across creatures who hold him back. Odysseus is an Epic hero because of his quick thinking skills, bravery, and confidence for himself and his men.
Sundiata and The Odyssey are two out of the many great great orally told tales in all of mankind history. In writing, comparing your work to another similar text is extremely important for making your paper understandable to any audience. In this case, I will be comparing the two similar texts, The Odyssey and Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. Both of these two tables show the characters, Sundiata and Odysseus, long quests of pursuing and accomplishing a certain objective. To reach their goal, both characters encounter obstacles and enemies who want to stop them on their prolonged journey. Another item that is extremely important in both stories is the use and importance of fate. Both characters rely on their fates for assistance and for achieving
“O Brother Where Art Thou?” is a comedy, adventure film produced in 2000. Many of the scenes in this film are based off the Odyssey, which is an epic poem by Homer. It is based on a true hero’s journey back home. There are many correlations and yet differences between the Odyssey and the film. Although the overall plot of “O Brother Where Art Thou?” is vaguely similar to the Odyssey, there are certain “episodes” that closely mirror the film’s classical influence.
Crackle, crackle, stomp. These are the sounds the men heard as they realized they were trapped in the monster’s lair. In the stories of Homer’s The Odyssey and that of the Coen Brothers’ O Brother Where Art Thou, there are different depictions of one of the worlds most well known monsters, the cyclops. The relations between a preacher and a horrible cyclops may seem like a huge stretch. However, from their appearances, actions, and even animals; these two may have more in common than meets the eye.
There are many themes in both O Brother where Art Thou and the Odyssey which seem to be strongly similar. Many similarities between the characters and their actions surface through their actions. In my essay I will not only compare and contrast the most important elements of the mentioned works, but will also discuss the importance of heroic figures and the less favored themes, such as revenge and foolish fearlessness.
Once in a while leaders can get occupied, even the considerable ones, however they must understand that they committed an error and must endure the outcomes. Various leaders lead for the recognition. Odysseus from The Odyssey and Everett from O Brother Where Art Thou were both astonishing leaders and their men admired them. In spite of their likenesses there are a few things that set them apart. Despite the fact that Everett and Odysseus are similar, Everett has better initiative abilities, which at last causes him and his group get to where they have to go.
Both Odysseus and Everett attempted to get back home to their wife with crews that were very unlike,but had some similarities to each other. Odysseus had many men 600 to be exact and they knew to an extent what they were getting into. Each one of Odysseus’s men in The Odyssey choose to go or were forced to go to the Trojan War, but they knew the end goal of beating the Trojans. Everett only had two men, Pete and Delmar, and they had no idea what they were getting into. Unlike Odysseus’s crew they had no idea what the end goal was. Everett in O”Brother Where Art Thou told them that there was a treasure stolen that they could split once they got which turned out to be a lie. This being said it shows that Pete and Delmar really didn’t know what they were getting into. While Odysseus’s crew may have known what the original goal of the journey was; neither his crew nor Everett’s crew knew exactly how the trials that they would face in their journey home. Another difference is that in O’Brother Where Art Thou, it gives people a better insight
The film O brother where art thou relates to the Odyssey in various ways. Many characters, the plot and the story line relates to it. Ulysses Everett McGill was one of the characters that relate to one of the characters in the Odyssey. In my opinion, he is like the character Odysseus from the Odyssey. In the film, Ulysses is confined in prison and in the Odyssey Odysseus is kept captive on Calypsos Island. Ulysses disguises himself to get his wife back, so she doesn’t get married to someone else and in the Odyssey Odysseus disguises himself so that he can safely get back home to his family. Ulysses and Odysseus both come across a prophecy. Both characters are wise and clever. This is why Ulysses and Odysseus are like one another.
The Odyssey is a fantastic story full of interesting characters, conflicts, and theme. The Odyssey was written by Homer who was a blind poet. It was written in the 8th century B.C during a time of Greek god worship. With intricate characters, exciting conflicts, and an impressive theme the Odyssey is an amazing book for anyone.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Is a movie directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen and released May 13, 2000 in France. The Odyssey is the second oldest surviving works of the ancient western world and happens to be loosely tied to O Brother, Where Art Thou?. It is a story famous for having an imperfect hero. There are challenges that the main character faced in which no one else could possibly imagine going through. Odysseus is full of clever ideas and knows his way around. If you watch O Brother, Where Art Thou? expecting a Homer themed film, with brave and arrogant men, the challenges that feel alarmingly real, and how you feel like you can walk in the characters’ shoes, then do you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a predictable film,
The Odyssey is definitely full of adventure, family values, and love and of course there is a mix of tragedy. The myth is about Odysseus. He was married and had a deep love for Penelope. They went through many lessons and kept each other close at heart even when Odysseus was away. Odysseus had wanted to come home to his love and family and the Greek people. He was determined to That has kept him focused and inspired him to endure and be strong no matter how difficult the journey is. I think the Odyssey is considered today and through the ages to be a great literary work because it has inspired so many of us. We also can read behavior that was humble and moral. We can learn about being strong through difficult journeys by reading this literary
Since ancient times, The Odyssey has been a source of inspiration for all. It tells of Odysseus, a Greek king, who goes on a great journey to make it home after the Trojan War. Homer, who wrote The Odyssey, copied it down after years of verbal communication to keep the great story alive. The epic poem blends heroic characters with moral themes and grievous death. Three themes seen throughout the epic The Odyssey are traitorous disloyalty, heroic bravery, and dire consequences for one’s actions.