The consequence of his decision is that shortly after Polyphemus devours most of his men but this bolsters him to conjure a plan to escape. After he successfully exits the cave by blinding the cyclopes, he and his surviving men board the ship. As a result of his pride, he calls out to the monster, "If anyone asks who put out your eye, tell them it was Odysseus of Ithaca!”(Hinds 109). Considering the fact Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, the cyclops calls out to him and therefore starts the troublesome voyage for Odysseus back home. When he returns to Ithaca he learns to control his hubris by replacing it with patience.
One of Odysseus’ most important characteristics is his strategic mindset. He is always thinking and planning how to get what he wants or how to get out of a bad situation. When Odysseus and his crew were trapped in Polyphemus’ cave, Odysseus was forced to devise an escape plan. He decided that they would blind Polyphemus with a stick from his bed, but he needed a way to keep the other cyclops from finding them after they blinded him. Odysseus gives him wine to make him not think clearly so Polyphemus would believe him when he said, “Noman is my name” (page 134 lines 343-344 and 364).
Once Dionysus turned himself into a boy and got drunk (Bulfinch). While drunk some pirates came and asked him where his home was and were going to take him home (Bulfinch). He lied where his home was and told them Naxos so the pirates would take him there (Bulfinch). The pirates were on there way all but one decided it was a good idea to sell the boy into slavery (Greek Mythological Story of Dionysus and Ariadne). As soon as the pirates turned the ship the winds stopped and the boat filled with grapevines (Greek Mythological Story of Dionysus and Ariadne).
So, Hop-Frog was in charge of picking the King and Ministers costume for a masked ball; he chose the King and his ministers to dress up as orangutans that were all chained together. But, little did the King and the Ministers know hop frog was later going to kill them by lighting them on fire. The poem “Annabel Lee” is about a man who lost his love, Annabel Lee, and is very upset about her passing. Lastly
Starting with, Odysseus getting the Cyclops drunk. Right when the folly Cyclops was about to attack him, Odysseus,”Hands his guest a gift to warm his heart. Our soil yields the Cyclops powerful, full-bodied wine.” (9. 400-401) The Cyclops is offered wine from Odysseus and his crew, and the Cyclops takes it and drinks it. This is an example of trickery because Odysseus tricked the Cyclops into doing something stupid so that he could get a strategic advantage.
According to “The Cyclops” from Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus and his man enter a cave in which the single-eye man-eating giant live. Cyclope found them and thought they were the bad guy. So Cyclope trapped them in the cave and started eating Odysseus’s crew. “We felt a pressure on our hearts,” Odysseus recalled,”We cried aloud, lifting our hands to Zeus, powerless, looking on at this, appalled.” As we all know, they finally got out. From the case above, we know that Odysseus does afraid of Cyclops, and that have just perfectly proofed that bravery is not the absence of fear.
In Book 9 Odysseus and his men came across the Island of the Cyclops, they were in trouble because the Cyclops wanted to eat them. With Odysseus quick thinking he thought he offer the Cyclops wine “Here, Cyclops, try this wine-to top off
The conflict of “Hop Frog” is how a King went to a small village and abducted two of the people there (Hop Frog and Trippetta). The King wanted them as his jesters which they were not happy about. Trippetta and Hop Frog decided to make a plan to escape (which they did) after they set almost everyone in the castle on fire. The conflict of “Hop Frog” leads the reader to know how angry Trippetta and Hop Frog were from being taken from their home. Hop Frog was a “cripple” so the conflict also helped the reader understand how bad they wanted to get out of that castle.
He feels that the first world acts innocent and unknowing but really they are doing this for their own purposes which was shown through the quote “Don’t play saint with me,”. He soon learns how this is in facts untrue with learning about how his perspective was incorrect. Our perspectives are all different and can easily change from something idealistic to something more realistic, with one, simple experience we gain a vast world of knowledge and the way we think is completely
Possibly the most memorable quote is when Odysseus reveals his name to Polyphemus after having stabbed the cyclops in its eye. This shows Odysseus’s arrogance, and sets up the whole story for the rest of his conflicts. “When they had made fast the running gear all along the black ship, then they set up the mixing bowls, filling them brimful with wine, and poured to the gods immortal and everlasting but beyond all other gods they poured to Zeus’ gray-eyed daughter” (Book 2, 430-433). This was when Telemachus was leaving Ithaca to go to Pylos and see Nestor. They made an offering to Athena, ironically while she was in the ship disguised as Mentor.
During his search, he found that in questioning authenticity and reality, you can find that truth can be deceiving. He follows and questions the most educated men and with his “Socratic Method,” and discovers that with these carefully crafted questions one could, “achieve a deep, clear, rationally founded understanding of the most significant areas of human experience: knowledge, justice, morality,” etc. (Chaffee 62). In his search for the most educated man, he found that the most educated were, in fact, not as informed as they seemed and he found many contradictions in their arguments just by picking it apart with his questions. Alexander Haslam and Stephen D. Reicher delve into the essence of conformity in, “Contesting the ‘Nature’ Of Conformity: What Milgram and Zimbardo’s Studies Really Show.” What they find is that humans to tend to conform and “they do so out of belief not by nature, out of choice not by necessity” (Haslam 3).
When he returned, I got him drunk on wine that I brought along from the ship. Polyphemus asked me my name, and I replied “Nobody.” As soon as Polyphemus collapses with intoxication, we drove the staff into his eye. He awoke with a shriek, and his neighbors came to see what was wrong, but they left as soon as he called out, “Nobody is killing me.” When morning came, we escaped, unseen by the blind Polyphemus, and clinging to the bellies of the monster’s
The Sixth Sense Wisdom vs intelligence, Which is more helpful? You could compare the definitions, but I think it 's deeper than that. To Kill a Mockingbird is full of wisdom and intelligence that only books can bring forth but it also contains a major lack of these traits and that, sadly, is not only found in books. In this essay, I will try to be unbiased but I believe that intelligence is more helpful. I will go over the advantages and disadvantages of both, but to do that you either have to be both wise and intelligent or neither.