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Is it possible for an ancient Greece hero and an escapee from prison to be seen in the same light At first glance one would say that they are from two different realms and never be considered the same but with closer examination the two could be considered kindred spirits Looking at the movie O Brother Where Art Thou in comparison to the Odyssey the two exist in very different settings but follow the same path it just sort of occurred to us after wed gotten into it somewhat that it was a story about someone going home and sort of episodic in nature and it kind of evolved into that Its very loosely and very sort of unsuriously based on The Odyssey stated the Coens writers of O Brother Where Art Thou when asked about the similarities This can be seen in many different aspects of the movie With this said the statement Never judge a book by its cover has never held more truth One similarity is that of the Cyclops This is evident when looking at the Cyclops in the Odyssey and Big Dan Teague in O Brother Where Art ThouThe first in comparing the two would be the physical traits that the two possess each one has only one eye The encounters between the Cyclopss and the main characters are also parallel Odysseus the main character of the Odyssey and Ulysses the main character of O Brother Where Art Thou both begin in a place of peacefulness and then are brutally attacked Odysseus and his men were sitting and relaxing enjoying a great feast when they were taken over by the Cyclops Similarly Ulysses was eating a meal with his friend at a restraint when they ran into Big Dan T and taken out to a field and attacked Both men were inclined to fight back to defend themselves but in the end were defeated Additional each story gives
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