O Brother Where Art Thou

Topics: Odyssey, Ku Klux Klan, Odysseus Pages: 3 (1044 words) Published: November 29, 2006
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O Brother Where Art Thou?

O Brother Where Art Thou?, begins with Ulysses, Pete and Delmar escaping from prison that was located in the middle of nowhere. Ulysses told his companions that he has hidden a treasure from back in the day, but they must get it in 4 days or it will be lost forever due to a flood. Soon Everett, Pete, and Delmar meet a blind soothsayer, who tells them, "You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune, though it will not be the fortune you seek. But first ... first you must travel a long and difficult road, a road fraught with peril." After being betrayed and almost caught by the police, the fugitives drive along a country road, they pick up a young black guitarist named Tommy Johnson. After finding out that there was a man who was willing to pay you good money to just sing in his can, the whole gang raced up there and sang, no knowing that their song would be a number one hit and that everyone would not get enough of it. Tommy soon leaves the group, and the next day the three escapees are driving along when they see three beautiful women washing clothes at a river. The three women behave seductively toward the men. Ulysses, Pete, and Delmar are captivated as the women sing the old folk lullaby. After the three men drink some whiskey from a jug, they fall asleep, and when Ulysses and Delmar awake, Pete is missing and the other two came in conclusion that Pete was in fact turn into a frog. Everett and Delmar go into the next town, where they run into a one-eyed giant of a man named Big Dan Teague, a Bible salesman. Big Dan goes on a rampage, knocks out both Everett and Delmar, and steals their money and their car. After recovering consciousness and got a ride into Ithaca where Ulysses encounters three of his daughters, and finds out that his wife Penny is getting married to another man tomorrow. Since it is a movie, it was...
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