Mythology In Art & Literature: HUM2310 Professor Will Adams · Wadams5@valenciacollege.edu Course Blog: hum2310-0900-sm.blogspot.com Office hours by appointment · Osceola Campus – Building 1, Room 132 Class Meeting: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 12:20 PM Name: • O Brother! Where Art Thou? Film Response • Score: /30Please provide answers to the following questions in complete sentences. This response sheet will be due upon completion of the film in class.1. The original story, Homer’s The Odyssey, is set in ancient Greece. Where is this retelling set?2. Why do you think this particular location and time period were chosen?3. The Greek warrior Odysseus is the protagonist of Homer’s tale. Who is the protagonist of thefilm?4. How is the film’s protagonist different from Homer’s?5. In most historical epics the protagonist is aided by a friend or “sidekick”. Who is/are thefilm’s “sidekicks”?6. In The Odyssey, the protagonist’s epic quest is to return home after 10 years of war withTroy. What is the film hero’s quest?7. In Greek legends, a soothsayer or priest warns the hero of events to come. Who does this inthe film?
8. Most epic heroes have a fatal flaw. For example, Odysseus’s was his excessive pride. What isthe film hero’s?9. The Odyssey describes the numerous obstacles and distractions the hero must overcome tocomplete his quest. What is the first obstacle the film hero must overcome?10. In one episode, Odysseus and his crew are lured onto the rocks by sweetly-singingmermaids. Is there a related incident in the film?11. Odysseus and his men nearly fall victim to a ravenous Cyclops in The Odyssey. Where does asimilar event occur in the film?12. In The Odyssey, Odysseus’s wife Penelope patiently waits for her husband’s return. Is thisthe case in the film?13. Homer casts Poseidon, god of sea, as Odysseus’s foe. Who is the film hero’s foe, orantagonist?14. Water & the sea play a pivotal role in both aiding and hindering The Odyssey’s hero. Wheredoes it help in the film? Where does it hinder?15. Most epic hero tales have a major moral or message that becomes apparent to theaudience at the conclusion. What is the message that the viewer can take from O Brother,Where Art Thou??