He used it to outsmart many of the characters, which is most likely why he made it home after the many obstacles he faced. At the Cyclops Island when Odysseus and the 12 chosen men talk to The Cyclops, they can tell he is no good. When the Cyclops asks where their ship is, Odysseus tells him it has been wrecked so the Cyclops doesn’t try to wreck it himself or take his men. Odysseus tells Cyclops, “My ship? / Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth a-tremble, / broke it up on the rocks at your land’s end” (9.
Odysseus, a man who was known for his adventures, but do we really understand the attributes needed for an epic hero? The King of Ithaca had a very concealed past where it is hardly ever noted that his men were mistreated by their captain and all of Odysseus’ mistakes affected those around him. Odysseus, on several occasions did his men wrong and along his journeys, he became very willful and big headed. In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus has several misfortunes such as losing all of his men and being stranded and not returning home for 20 years, but evidently all of these problems were caused by the mens lack of trust in Odysseus and Odysseus being too stubborn and full of pride. The crew had a very important job in the quests that Odysseus
I believe Odysseus is a hero because of what he did during his 20-year journey from home to Troy, then to home again. I say this because, during The Odyssey, Odysseus saves his men on several occasions and eventually saves his family from the suitors. As well his actions during the Trojan War turned the war in Greece’s favor. Moreover, he thinks of his men and getting them home. Notably because of Odysseus’s actions during struggles/fights, he can turn the struggle in his favor.
Morning comes and Polyphemus moves the stone slab that barricades the only escape. As he lets his cattle out to roam, Odysseus and the men slip out. Polyphemus does not notice due to his blindness. The men are almost free they have found their ship and are sailing away. Until Odysseus opens his big mouth and
This was when Odysseus encountered some trouble and his arrogance shone through. After he left the cave, the Cyclops was screaming in pain. The cyclops would have never really known who had robbed him of his sight until Odysseus shouted at him saying, “ Cyclops, if ever
Did you know, Odysseus had slept with other women just to get home to his family! In the Odyssey, by Homer, there were two women who he faced during his journey home, Circe and Calypso, who had “compelled” him to sleep with him so he could finally leave. After all this happened, Odysseus was informed that 6 of his men were to die. Well, he never told them their destiny which was of them to die. He did all this because he didn’t want his crew to back out so he could get home.
Before his travels back home, he was a general in the Trojan War, which he won. Epic heros are also often said to travel over vast settings. Odysseus sails far and wide trying to get home to Ithaca. For example, he travels to Thrinacia, Aeaea, Aeolia, and Phaeacia. Those examples were only a few of the multiple other locations that Odysseus travels to.
In the Greek story, The Odyssey by Homer, there are many adventures of Odysseus’ and in these adventures you can learn lessons to use in real life situations. In the adventure that Odysseus had to the cyclops he wasn’t prepared for what could come from his actions. When Odysseus had to face the Sirens that could have ended badly, so why would he do it? Odysseus then had to face either Scylla and Chorybdis, he chooses the obstacle that he thought was the lesser of the two. Throughout all these adventures that he is telling, you can take a lesson from most of them.
These qualities are all possessed by humans in today’ society which makes the epic poem more relatable to today’s public. The epic appeals to audiences today because Odysseus is a hero that society can admire for his perseverance through a perilous journey. Odysseus survives against all odds during
Odysseus and his men, after long searching and observation of the Cyclopes, observed that the brute creatures lived in large caves carved into rocky mountains and lived a long distance from each other. Odysseus and his men, making a somewhat poor decision, sneak into the Cyclops’s cave. After gazing upon the wonderful meat and items inside the cave, one of Odysseus’s men suggests that they steal all of the Cyclops’s stuff and take it with them to their ship. However, Odysseus disapproves of this, considering that it was best for them to wait until the Cyclops comes back to the cave to see if he was a friend or a foe, since he was tending his sheep outside. Later that night, Cyclops came back to the cave, and while Odysseus and his men were hiding, the Cyclops saw them with the light of the