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O Brother,

Where art thou?

 

 

 

 

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The brilliant, entertaining and richly inventive comedy about three escaped convicts in the 1930s.

 

Contents

 

Introduction

3

Study Guide

 

Suggested teaching plan

4

Introduction

2

Resources

5

The Complex Makeup of a Movie

3

Plot

6

Analysing the Plot

4

Narrative Structure Answer Guide

13

Setting

11

Motifs and Symbols

17

Characterisation

12

Vocabulary and Research

18

Themes

14

Scene Analysis

19

Parallels with Odyssey

15

Scene by Scene commentary

20

Genre

16

Setting

30

Scene List

19

Characters

33

Montage

21

Themes

38

Review

22

Parallels with The Odyssey

39

Useful Quotations

23

Other Allusions

41

Glossary

26

Colour and Light

43

 

 

Music

44

Write-on Worksheets

 

Genre

45

Study Record

29

The Coens as ĎAuteursí

50

Plot Outline

30

Assignment & Assessment Tasks

53

Character Match-up

31

Quizzes

54

Opening Sequence Worksheets

32

Song List

62

 

Trivia

63

 

Cast

64

 

Awards

65

 

Unit outline

66

 

 

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