Film Report on “O Brother Where Art Thou?”

Compare and contrast the characters of Odysseus and his companions and those
of Ulysses Everett McGill, Pete and Delmar. Does the ‘journey’ of Ulysses preserve the essential meaning of the journey of
Odysseus in the Homeric epic? Explain. What episodes from the Odyssey can be recognized? Explain how they are adapted and treated in the film. How are the gods and divine power represented in the film? Explain how the characters of Penelope, Telemachus and the suitors are treated in the film and how Odysseus’ homecoming is developed. Are there any other mythological characters in the film?