O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection

O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Movie Guide and The Odyssey Video Text Connection
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One of the things my students and I always do when watching a film is look for those things which are different from the original text. This activity provides you and your students a way to do this, as well, by completing a chart exploring those changes. O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Ethan and Joel Coen has many characters and events that have changed from the original text of The Odyssey by Homer. In fact, on first viewing the film, the connection may be completely unrecognizable. But upon closer observation, the similarities become more apparent. I think you and your students will have fun spotting those connections. This can be done during the film or after. When I used the film, I would let my students complete as much as they could while watching the film, and then I would put them into small groups to fill in anything that they might have missed. There is also a small group discussion activity that follows the chart activity. This encourages students to explore their own opinions about the filmmaker’s decision in making those connections. WARNING: Some of the items are actually references to The Iliad rather than The Odyssey. A key is included.

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