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Title: Self Control In The Odyssey and O Brother Where Art Thou

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Subject: History
Author: Mark R
Date: May 23, 2013
Level: University
Grade: A
Length: 4 / 1037
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The numerous events that show lack of self control occur in both the book and the film, however they are revealed in different fashions. O Brother Where Art Thou? is a modern retelling of the classic book, The Odyssey by Homer. Lack of self control is illustrated in both sources numerous times, and seems to referr to how it was a problem, and still continues to be a problem...

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The portrayal of this scene by Homer occurred as Odysseus sailed to Helios's island, and the sirens attempted to enchant him to stop his ship, and in turn, his overall journey. The crew had their ears stuffed with beeswax, however Odysseus was anchored "lashed by ropes on the mast" (912.195) at his own request, having been told to do so by a prophet, Teiresias...

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