After viewing the film Oh Brother, Where Art Thou (and discovering the many similarities and differences this film has with Homer’s The Odyssey) please select one of the writing prompts below to explore in a multi-paragraph essay:
How effective is the film Oh Brother, Where Art Thou as a contemporized retelling of The Odyssey? What elements are consistent between the two works, and which are different? Have the changes made by the Coen brothers in the story of The Odyssey affected the message of Homer’s work? In what ways?
Compare and contrast Odysseus (from The Odyssey) and Ulysses Everett McGill (from Oh Brother, Where Art Thou). Identify the unique heroic/character traits that these characters possessed and decide which you think is more heroic.
Your final essay must be typed (MLA FORMAT). The TITLE Of your essay must be one of the following:
Prompt A: (Type in the EXACT name of the assignment you are trying to replace with your grade on this essay)
Prompt B: (Type in the EXACT name of the assignment you are trying to replace with your grade on this essay)