What are some Southern themes that stand out in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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I am not really sure if there are southern themes. To think that a particular "theme" might reflect a region and another theme might not might deny the complexity of the people and conditions that exist in different regions.  Having said this, we can see some basic ideas present in the Coen Brothers' work that have been echoed by others to reflect how the South is depicted in cultural art.  One such idea is the stress on religion and, in particular, a very orthodox version of it.  Pete and Delmar embracing baptism is...

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