Well, a godlike man by the name Odysseus proves himself to be conceited and arrogant through all of those scenarios. While on his journey home Odysseus sailed his ship to the “place where many sheep and goats were penned at night.”(Pg. 429) This is the island that the Polyphemus the cyclops lives on. Odysseus and some of his crew went to talk to the cyclops but the one eyed giant had other things in mind. He trapped them in his cave and ate two of odysseus 's men.
The Scylla is a 6 headed monster that take one sailor for each head. He doesn't tell his men this and he sacrifices 6 of his men just so he wouldn't die. The Charybdis is a giant whirlpool that swallows ships. Later in the poem he comes home to his wife but only she didn't know it was him. Odysseus was dresses as a beggar.
At the cyclops land Polyphemus killed two of Odysseus men well he ate them. In the book the Odysseus, on page 869 paragraph 2 it cites that “but in one stride he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out.”. Odysseus saw it and was scared to death but manage to help his men get out the cave. For example, Angelo was in the army with his three friends that he met in the army base. One of his friend’s suicide himself because of PTSD he saw men dead and seeing them die like no other human should see.
Odysseus created an escape plan when he and his men got trapped inside the cave of a deadly Cyclops who had already eaten two of his men. Odysseus kept his cool and devised a plan to hide under the sheep of the Cyclops who were let out of the cave every morning.These actions had an effect on his men, filling them with respect. These are the kinds of actions that make Odysseus an epic hero. The faults of a person may also contribute to them becoming an epic hero. Odysseus’s large ego is one of his faults.
He decides to stab Polyphemus, the cyclops, in the eye with a wooden stake. Since Odysseus had told Polyphemus earlier that “Nobody---that’s my name,”(Homer 223.410) none of Polyphemus’ brothers came to help him when he started screaming that “Nobody” was attacking him. Another time when Odysseus was very skillful was when he goes back to his home, and he disguises himself as a beggar. When he pulls back the rags, he is described as “Odysseus master of craft and battle.” (Homer 439. 1) He then fights and kills all the suitors in his home in Ithaca with some help from his son.
In the Odyssey, when Odysseus comes back to Ithaca to retake his throne and his family, he comes disguised as a beggar. He does this to stay hidden from Penelope and to collect information to find a way to get rid of the suitors. In Penelope’s dream, an eagle kills all her geese. The eagle is Odysseus and the geese are the suitors. Penelope’s dream is foreshadowing what is going to happen to the suitors.
After being blocked outside by massive walls that surrounded Troy, Odysseus planned to build an enormous wooden horse and hide Greek soldiers inside the belly of the horse. After the horse was assembled, the Greeks pushed it to the gates of Troy and evacuated the armies, so that
He says this because when someone asks Polyphemus who is hurting him he will say “nobody”. When he reaches back home, he uses his intelligence to kill the suitors. He says that he will put the dead suitors in the hall where nobody will be. He throws a party so that everyone will think that the commotion at the palace was just a party, but really he is killing the suitors. “Odysseus, master of tactics, answered briskly, ‘I and the prince will keep these brazen suitors crammed in the hall, for all their battle-fury’”(Homer 444).
After completing the task with ease, Odysseus and Telemachus battle and kill all the suitors and Odysseus’ bravery shines brightly after successfully completing multiple challenges. The Land of the Dead is a place no man wants to end up and is described as a “‘...place of death and sorrow.’”; this is his abyss. He is forced to recognize his mortality and he realizes how much he misses his family. Long before this, Odysseus met the first of two temptations, Calypso. She attempts to persuade him to leave Penelope and stay with her, but she is only enchanting him.After seven years, Hermes finally frees him from her island.
Achilles is also described by his men as a power figure when the poem says “These were his words,/ and all Achaeans gave a roar of joy/ to hear the Prince abjure his rage.” (R 23-35). The Greeks hearing Achilles return, gain strength, will and perseverance to carry on the war. The responsibility that Achilles takes plays massive role, affecting the men 's actions throughout the
The battle between Zeus and Typhon was amazing Typhon hurling mountains at Zeus, Zeus raining down lighting bolts on Typhon, Typhon cut out the tendons of Zeus 's hands and feet and left them next to him in the cave, she left them with him because knew Zeus son was going to save him and stitch the tendons back into Zeus hands
In this dream, an eagle flies down and kills all her twenty geese. The beggar says that the Odysseus is the eagle that will come to kill all the “geese” or suitors and no one will “escape from death and doom” (193). Penelope still finds this hard to believe and decides to let Telemachus live a happy life with no worries by leaving him and marrying a suitor. She will hold a contest to and marry the suitor that will shoot an arrow through twelve iron axe heads. The beggar tells her that Odysseus “will be here before the suitors” and win the contest (193).
“The horse which Odysseus led up to Troy as a trap filled with men who would destroy great Ilion.” (Homer, The Odyssey, Book VIII, Page 269) When the Trojan’s accepted it, the Greek army sailed away to make the Trojans think they had left, and that night the hidden soldiers got out of the horse and opened the gates to let their comrades in to make a surprise attack on the city and to end the war. The main obstacle that started all of Odysseus’s troubles was his brilliant idea to make the Trojan horse and to have the hidden solders inside to make his plan of attack work. But, while they were attacking the
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.
Bellerophon conquered the Chimaera, along with the other creatures Proetus sent him to kill. The King then became friends with him and gave him his daughter to marry. After many years of living a happy life, Bellerophon made the gods angry by trying to ride Pegasus up to Olympus. Pegasus knew that he couldn’t handle the journey, so he threw Bellerophon off of him. After