The son of Laertes, King of Ithaca, father of Telemachus, husband of Penelope and in many eyes a hero. During the Trojan War, Odysseus was credited with the idea of constructing a massive hollow wooden horse to be seen as a peace offering to the Trojans. Little did the Trojans know that this horse housed Odysseus and others who during the late night opened the gates of Troy to let their comrades inside. After an all out slaughter of the town the war was over. It took twenty years for Odysseus to return home and along the way encountered many challenges where he demonstonstated wisdom, loyalty, and skill which revealed his true character.
Odysseus displays his guile and wit during his first trial, in which he is locked up with his crew in the cave of Polyphemus, the man-eating cyclops. In this life-or-death situation, Odysseus thoughtfully devised a plan to escape. He first intoxicated Polyphemus with wine to prevent him from eating more men. Polyphemus soon fell asleep and the crewmen
Quickly, Sinon states, “it now is right for me to break the holy / oath of my loyalty and right for me / to hate the Greeks, to bring all things to light, / whatever they conceal” (II, 220-223). Sinon’s logical explanation for going against his country makes sense when his army picked him to be sacrificed to the gods. To close out his argument, Sinon explains the causes of harming or caring for the Trojan horse. Sinon carefully states, “… For if your hand should harm Minerva’s gift / then vast destruction… / would fall on Priam’s kingdom … / but if it climbed by your hands into Troy / … Asia would repel the Greeks, … / this is the doom that waits for our descendants” (II, 268-275). Sinon’s last statement triggers the Trojan’s to bring the horse inside the gates of Troy to bring doom upon Greece.
Odysseus came up with a plan to enter Troy. One of Odysseus soldiers tries to trick the Trojans to take the horse as a gift. A fortune teller warns the trojans to beware of the greeks gifts. Poseidon sends a Sea-Serpent to eat the fortune teller. The soldier tells the general that they will offend the gods if they don’t take the gift.
Jack’s desire to hunt and kill lead to Simon's death. Simon discovers there is no beast on the island, because he realizes they assumed the pilot with his parachute as the beast. Simon decides to inform the other boys; meanwhile Jack and his crew members are having a feast. Ralph and Piggy came to the feast, so Ralph can have at least have a little control over the boys. Additionally, they start to dance and chant around the fire “Kill the beast!
He decides they are to remain in the cave and wait for the Cyclops to return and reward them with gifts, as dictates in Greek culture. By not leaving earlier with the supplies they found, Odysseus damns not only himself but also his men. Polyphemus, the Cyclops, does not welcome Odysseus and his men, like a typical host would, and he eats four out of twelve of Odysseus’s
In the movie Grendel attacked Beowulf in the Heriot while everyone was dancing and singing. In the book he attacked while everyone was drunk and passed out sleep. When Grendel attacked Beowulf was laying on the table naked. The soldiers tried to use weapons on Grendel; however, his skin was magically treated so no weapon could harm him. In the movie Beowulf stabbed him with a knife, but he soon realized he had special skin; however, Beowulf dropped the knife and fought Grendel with his hands.
Before they can escape, the cyclops puts a big rock over the entrance to the door. His plan is to keep them trapped and slowly eat each one of them. Odysseus offers Polyphemus some really strong wine, which Polyphemus drinks, getting drunk. Odysseus tells Polyphemus that his name is "No Man" before the cyclops passes out. Odysseus and his men take a log and sharpen it at one end.
But instead what they got was a very poor hospitality. During their experience they met a cyclops named Polyphemus. The people involved in this catastrophe were Odysseus,his men, and Polyphemus. Their main reason for wanting to flee this place was because of poor hospitality and they were eventually gonna be eaten by Polyphemus, which had previously eaten a variety of Odysseus men. What they did to escape the Cyclopes cave was get Polyphemus drunk and later on when he fell asleep they stabbed him with a 6 foot Olive Wood Spear.
In the story The Odyssey, Odysseus males many allies and enemies while trying to get back home. In the Epic The Odyssey by Homer, the hero Odysseus is trying to get back to the land Ithaca from the Trojan War. For the past ten years, Odysseus has been facing obstacles such as monsters, vengeful gods, and living god 's while traveling back home. For another ten years, Odysseus was stuck in the war against the Trojans who lost. On the way home, Odysseus has been tested on his ability to survive and be a good hero.