O Brother Where Art Thou
The film's central synopsis on life can be broken down into three elements. Firstly, the dreams we have for life. Secondly, the journeys we undergo and the various people we meet along the way. Finally, the adversaries we face, things placed in our path in an attempt to foil our plans. These three elements are seen throughout the story of Everett.
Everett's "dream" or his "goal" in the story was initially to get back with his wife, see his girls, and then, as fairy tales go, live happily ever after. This is quite like the dream we all share for our lives: to find love and live happily. However, as Everett found, at the end of the journey the goals we achieve are often quite different to the goals we had in mind when we set out. The blind Seer quite rightly states, " you will find a fortune, though it will not be the one you seek " As the journey progresses, Everett also begins seeking the wealth of both riches and wisdom. He finds a need to belong, to have companionship and support. Everett's statement, " so you're against me too? The whole world, God almighty, and now you", illustrates his devastation at the thought his