"Old shipmates, our stores are in the ship's hold, nourishment and beverage; the dairy cattle here are not for our procurement, or we pay for it sincerely." Helios was a wild god, and the outcomes for consuming his cows would be exceptionally extreme. Odysseus' men consented to this, yet after their sustenance supply was done, they were starving and very nearly starvation. Eurylochus, one of Odysseus' men, taken a stab at consuming the cows and attempted to persuade the other men to go along with him. "Come, we'll remove the noblest of these cows for offering to the divine beings who own the sky… Better open your lungs to a huge ocean unequivocally than waste to skin and bones on a forlorn island!"
In the section “The Cattle of The Sun God” of The Odyssey there is one specific example of this point. It is when the crew is told to not eat Helios’s cattle ,“No sooner had I caught sight of our black hull, than savory odors of fat eddied around me” (Homer line 895-898). Odysseus went to go and pray to Lord Zeus and he fell asleep, he left his men all alone with Helios’s cattle and his men were starving. In a prophecy Odysseus learned that if his men ate the cattle they would all die. Since his men were starving, they killed the cattle and ate them.
Because he was Hindu he was at war with himself over killing fish and eating them to stay alive. Pi did eventually gives into his faith, and ate meat to survive. Another huge storm tested Pi, where he lost everything in the boat and was left with nothing ready to die. Even tho Pi had no water,food, or supplies left he stated “above all else never give up
Odyssey Argumentative Essay The Odyssey is an epic by Homer. It is a story about Odysseus journey back to Ithaca after the Trojan War. All the Greek heroes had returned home after the Trojan War except for Odysseus who was an important hero in Ithaca. Odysseus was absent in his son’s life and Telemachus decided that, it was time to find his father and bring him back home to his wife Penelope. Odysseus was trapped in Calypso Island for ten years and this made his son Telemachus to embark on a journey to find him after he learnt that he was not dead.
On the way home, they faced many hardships such as being trapped by a Cyclop and being turned into pigs. On the island of Helios, there were a very special cattle. The men were warned not to eat the cattle but they can’t control their desire to eat. Unfortunately, soon after they ate the cattle, all of the men died in a storm except for Odyssey. The situation didn’t get any better.
Odysseus and the crew arrive at the island of Thrinacia and Odysseus strictly states to not eat Helios’s cattle, but as Odysseus go’s off to pray the crew members disobey. They were starving, so Eurylochus second in command “[urges], and his shipmates cheered again /… once they prayed, they slaughtered and skinned the cattle” (12.379-386). Odysseus’s crewmates were strictly warned not to eat the cattle, but starvation and temptation took over leading them to their death. They were all immediately killed by Zues’s scorching lightning bolt, but Odysseus lives and is now detained greatly because he does not have a crew. The temptations cause numerous set backs on the journey, Through this journey, Odysseus suffers great loss.
Tim’s expectations were not the case; instead Sam dies by being accused incorrectly of stealing his own cattle to teach other troops a lesson about how serious war is. The unecessary death of Sam inspires Tim to go neutral because Sam was not rewarded for valor and had no glory to his name. Tim doesn’t like that or want that so he chooses neither side of the
MYP Assessment - Polyphemus v. Odysseus The lawsuit should move forward. This is because the soldiers wanted to steal Polyphemus’s food and sheep, and Odysseus could have just left the cave without ever encountering the Cyclops and saved the lives of his men. Odysseus says that the soldiers were pleading, “‘Why not take these cheeses, get them stowed, come back, throw open all the pens, and make a run for it? We’ll drive the kids and lambs aboard. We say put out again on good salt water!’”(988).
He didn’t tell his men what the Bag of Winds was. Odysseus’ men-thinking it was treasure-opened up the bag only to find wind, leading them farther away from Ithaca. He didn’t tell his men what Circe said about Helios cattle. So the men killed the cows for food. Odysseus was also irresponsible because he never told the truth and he disobeyed the gods.
The Odyssey written by Homer is a hero’s story based on the character Odysseus. Odysseus fought among the other Greek heroes at Troy and struggled to return to his kingdom in Ithaca. The story is his ten-year journey home and all of the obstacles he has to overcome. The major themes of the book include perseverance, determination, hospitality, pride, and suffering. The narrator speaks in the third person as if he already knows the story.
Here we came upon a cave full of sheep and crates of milk and cheese. The men advise me to snatch some of the food and hurry off, but, unfortunately, I decided to linger. The cave’s inhabitant soon returned, and it was the Cyclops Polyphemus, son of Poseidon. He made a show of hospitality at first, but soon turned hostile. He devoured two of my men on the spot and imprisoned us for future meals.