Examples Of Flaw In The Odyssey

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Throughout the stories of the Odyssey the main character, Odysseus, is known to have a major flaw that almost gets him killed numerous times. One example is shown in the story Cyclops. As he is fleeing from the island he can’t resist the jest of calling Polyphemus to the edge of the cliff and flinging taunts at him from the assumed safety of their boat, in the ocean. Polyphemeus responds by flinging a boulder that narrowly misses the boat. Shortly after, Odysseus decides to test his luck yet again by revealing his true identity to the angry Cyclops. Odysseus’s men try to shush him, in fear of another boulder, but he could not be stopped in his moment of triumph. As the men feared, this second taunt brought a second boulder hurtling their way,

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