O Brother, Where Art Thou?

From Hero's Journey Text Set

Coen, E., et al (Producers) & Coen, E. and Coen, J. (Directors). (2001). O Brother, Where Art Thou? United States: Touchstone.


Based on the epic poem by Homer, O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a modern reinterpretation of a classic piece of Western literature, The Odyssey. The film follows Everett, Pete, and Delmar as they try to make their way home to rescue a large treasure that Everett claims to have stolen. All of Odysseus’ obstacles are here: the Sirens, a Cyclops, an oracle, and the Lotus Eaters, all reimagined to fit into the Depression-era South. The film has a PG-13 rating, so release forms may be required from parents.


Literary Theories:

New Historicism