Ewoks Vs. Polyphemus In Homer's Odyssey

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Ewoks V.S. Polyphemus

Imagine this: you land on Endor after barely escaping evil Empire and get trapped in a GIANT net, then you meet a tribe of living teddy bears, who try to cook and eat you. Or you land on an island after several days at sea, and meet a giant cyclops who then eats 6 of your crewmates and you barely escape. This is true villainy, because a villain is usually a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot. Homer’s Polyphemus from the Odyssey and George Lucas’ Ewoks from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi fit this description exactly, but the Ewoks fit it better. Polyphemus, the strong, dumb, overconfident cyclops is a good villain, but then again vicious, smart, patient Ewoks are better. WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!
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Polyphemus is very strong in the Odyssey. Although people think the cyclops is weak, he is actually very strong. In the text it states“When he had cursed us he threw another giant boulder.”(Homer 29). Along with being strong, the Cyclops is quite stupid. Although some may think Polyphemus is smart, he is not because in the book Odysseus said he was Noman and the Cyclops believed him then Odysseus escaped and said that he wasn’t Noman he was Odysseus and then the Cyclops, literally, blindly threw rocks at them. This obviously shows that the cyclops is stupid. Along with being stupid he is always portraying himself as a strong, brave cyclops, but he, Polyphemus, is actually just overconfident. In the text it states “Well Noman, this is what I’m going to do, I’ll put you at the bottom of the menu and eat all of your friends first. That way you’ll be able to enjoy my hospitality a little longer.”(Homer 26). This shows that he is overconfident because he thinks that he is definitely going to eat
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