What do you think was Odysseus’s worst or best action of his wandering and why? I think that his worst action in in book nine line 455 he was saying how Norman went to the one-eye cyclopes cave and still has not returned. However even though Odysseus knew about Norman him and his men still went to the cave. I believe that this was one of his worst actions because he knew the cave was dangerous and yet he still acted and went into the cave with his men.
Odysseus went to see what was the matter and he realized that the land was inhabited and this was the land of Lotus eaters. Any man who ate from the lotus plant would forget all of their cares, forget their homes, and give them the desire to stay and enjoy the blissful euphoria the plant gave them. Odysseus grabbed the men and dragged them to the boat. Then he told the rest of them to row as fast as they could to get away from the land of the Lotus Eaters. Then during the night their ships had hit a sandy harbor and they decided to stay there for the night.
It is dark, the boys see Simon and place him as the beast. “The beast struggled forward, broke the ring, and fell over the steep edge of the rock to the sand by the water. At once the crowd surged after it, poured down the rock, leapt on to the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore. There were no words, and no movements but the tearing of teeth and claws” (153). Piggy is also killed, out of hatred from Jack’s group.
Odysseus did not tell the full truth to his men, he slept with the goddesses and he was impatient. If Odysseus would’ve told the truth and done what the gods told him to do, he would’ve gotten to Ithaca faster. Based on the story and the facts, Odysseus was prideful, unloyal and irresponsible, therefore, I deem that Odysseus is not an archetype hero. Odysseus was prideful. He thought that he could beat anyone who came up on his path.
This confrontation shows how his concealment is another example of his typical resourcefulness, which he uses as a defence in this situation because he is unsure whether this unknown person is trustworthy or not. Odysseus’ heightened sense of awareness of possible enemies is a result of his constant confrontation with danger on his journey home. Being one step ahead of everyone else helped him to survive. For example, when he and his men are faced with having to escape the cave of the cyclops, Odysseus’ idea to blind the cyclops saves them from death; however, this action also caused a delay in his homecoming, because Poseidon—the father of the cyclops—punishes him by causing storms, thus elongating his homecoming. This is one instance in which Odysseus’ resourcefulness has ambiguous consequences, which raises the question that perhaps his saving grace could also be a negative trait in certain situations.
As it leaped towards him, claws first, he grabbed its thick neck with both hands and somehow managed to snap its neck by taking advantage of the reptilian monster’s own momentum. Take that! How do you like me now, punk?! The Elven spirit thought gloatingly. In the next moment, the Elven spirit watched, flabbergasted, as the creature’s transparent soul rose from its dead flesh and bounded away, its body being left to be consumed by its comrades.
They do not ask but order him to “moor your ship on our coast.” They try to convince him that landing at their island is inevitable – he may as well do so now and hear their song. The Sirens continue to press, saying that should Odysseus dock his ship, he “can hear our song.” What they have been singing up until this point was only a taste of what Odysseus could hear if he were willing to stay on their island. This feeling that there is more to come is a method of enticement that the Sirens employ in order to sway Odysseus to land on their island.
First of all, Odysseus has done some great things. Such as when he got his men out of the cave. Odysseus showed great bravery by stabbing the cyclops in his eye, and getting his men out of the death hole, “I took it out, and brought it right up to him. My men stood around me, and some god inspired us. My men lifted up the Olivewood stake and drove the sharp point right into his eye,” Homer book 9.
In the passage, “Sailing from Troy” the men on the island get drunk while they remain in combat mode from defeating the Trojans. Odysseus’s men, “Sheep after sheep they butchered by the surf, and shambling cattle, feasting,-while fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones”(Homer 563). Odysseus’s men let loose on this island that they enslaved the women as well as killing all the sheep and cattle. The men will be punished for their actions on the island which will complicate their journey home. When Odysseus was gone for over 20 years, the suitors believed that he had died.
Everything about placing orcas in captivity is wrong, and it all starts at the capturing of the whales. Its not just the fact that people are taking them from their natural environment, but it 's how the people do it. Pods are located and then hunted down in a quite aggressive manner. Pods are chased into coves with bombs, aircraft, and boats until captured in a corral made of net. One by one, the babies, who are supposed to stay with their mother their entire life, are picked out and kidnaped from the pod.
Their are a ton of pirates attacking my island and I honestly have no idea what to do now!” exclaimed Zaroff with worry in his eyes. “Give me one good reason why I should help you after what you did,” screamed Rainsford. As he said this his children tip-toed away to go to their mother who was secretly summoning them over. “Because,” started Zaroff, “I spared your life, I helped you when you first got to my island, and because were both hunter we understand each other.