However, from their appearances, actions, and even animals; these two may have more in common than meets the eye. At the first sight of Big Dan in O’ Brother, Where Art Thou, from his one eye to his table full of food, all the way up until his death; he looks and follows through the same scenarios as The Odyssey’s character Polyphemus. When Big Dan is first
Odysseus raid in Cicones’ stronghold foreshadows what happens in the Cyclops cave, as Odysseus, “urged them to cut and run, set sail, /but would they listen? Not those mutinous fools”(Homer 9.51-52.) After they don’t leave they are attacked and lose their men and in the end of both of these events it ends with, “we sailed on, glad to escape our death yet sick at heart for the dear companions we had lost”(Homer 9.71-72, 9.629-630.) Even though these two events are heavily connected there is one difference and that is who is saying to go back to the ship. This portrays a clear sign that both of these are connected as Homer only repeats phrases that are connected with each other and with them following the same structure the events in Cicones foreshadow the cyclops’s cave.
Similarly, in The Odyssey by Greek Poet Homer, Odysseus undergoes many painful ordeals before returning home to his family as a changed man. These heroes share three traits; they engage monsters and demons in combat, they exhibit problem solving skills, and they have supernatural assistance. Moana and Odysseus’
The first challenge that waits them is the island of Cyclopes. They begin by checking out the island to see if there is any danger, but they are caught. Odysseus then has to lie about the ship saying it had been destroyed. Then after his friends meet a terrible fate, he tells Polyphemus, the giant, his name is Nohbdy. After he stabs the cyclops in the eye, this leads him to say that nobody hurt him.
Odysseus and twelve of his men encountered the giant cyclops, Polyphemus, on the island of Sicily. Odysseus and his men got trapped in the cave and Polyphemus started killing Odysseus’ men by eating them alive. Odysseus offers Polyphemus some of the best wine and gets Polyphemus drunk. When Polyphemus passes out, Odysseus sharpens a huge stake and thrusts it into Polyphemus’ only eye. The cyclops then goes to the huge rock slab by the door and removes it to call for his brothers.
Heroes always do something that most people don’t.” Philip Zimbardo's statement stays true in The Odyssey by Homer. In the book Odysseus, the king of Ithaca has to leave his family to fight in the Trojan war. He leaves behind his loving wife, Penelope along with his newborn son, Telemachus. Unfortunately, even after the Trojan war Odysseus faces many hardships and troubles returning home to Ithaca Throughout all hardships, Odysseus proves himself as a hero in The Odyssey. For starters, Odysseus is a hero because he shows many leadership like qualities.
Odysseus shows that he has strength mentally and physically. In the epic it states “Meanwhile I crouched with my drawn sword to keep the surging phantoms from the bloody pit” (1226, Homer). Here it is showing that Odysseus is couching over bloody pit with surging phantoms. A regular person would be scared out of their mind and flee as soon as possible no matter what. Saying this, this shows that Odysseus is mental strong.
First, Odysseus and Everett share an abundance of epic hero qualities. Everett shows his courage when he disguised as KKK to free Tommy. This parallels to when Odysseys and his crew hide under the sheep and defeats the mighty Polyphemus. Everett is a cunning, quick-tongued, sharp leader, which is the same as Odysseus. Also, Pete and Delmar appear to be as dumb as the crew written in the Odyssey.
In “the Odyssey” by Homer, Odysseus, the epic hero, and his men are stuck on an island far away from home where they are faced with hard and treacherous quests in order to get back. With the help of the goddess Athena, twenty years pass and Odysseus and his men are finally returned safely to their home on Ithaca, however Odysseus is disguised as an old beggar so his family as well as his people will not recognize him. After about twenty years of being reluctant to remarry after her lord Odysseus, Penelope decides it is time and holds a game where the suitors must string Ody’s bow for her hand in marriage, unaware Odysseus has participated himself. After successfully stringing his own bow, Odysseus reveals his true identity and must fight the suitors going against xenia, trying to steal his land, wealth, and wife. In order to overcome the challenges placed before him, Odysseus had to be brave, clever, and faithful.