Odysseus was normally viewed as a strong, heroic figure, but those who knew him knew that there was more to him then just a hero. They knew that he could be very curious at times and almost willing to sacrifice anything to find out what he wanted to know. Along his twenty year journey away from home he encountered many different gods and monsters that faced him with trials and tribulations. Through these trials Odysseus’ strengths and weaknesses were exposed in several different ways. One of the first monsters that Odysseus and his men encountered were the cyclops.
On Island #3 in Homer’s The Odyssey, the epic hero trait that Odysseus displays is being clever. Odysseus and 12 of his men go into a cave on Kyklopes Island. The cave is owned by Polyphemus, the kyklopes. Odysseus and his men are trapped in the cave and Odysseus comes up with a very clever idea.
But he was only trying to trick, the cyclops into believing that ended in the cave accidently, but the fact is that he did it intentionally. Depict his crew’s advice, they told him to just still some food and hurry back. But he decided to explore and mess around in the cyclops cave. Then when he found out that the cyclops was going to kill him, he waited for the perfect opportunities to trick with the cyclops. When he saw that the cyclops was too tough for him, he made a plan to outsmart him.
When the cyclops asked Odysseus what his name was he said no man and when Odysseus stabbed the cyclops the cyclops asked for help from his brother than the brother came and said what happened and said what's wrong the hurt cyclops said no man hurt me. Odysseus is intelligent Odysseus tied his men on the side of the sheep and when the cyclops felt the sheep he did not feel the men on the top. Odysseus is intelligent because he got the idea to leave the men in the horse and sent as a gift to the enemy and when the enemy went to sleep the men came out and
Odysseus’s violent behavior in this situation is shown as necessary in order to escape, for the Cyclops wasn’t willing let him
In The Odyssey an epic poem by Homer, Odysseus, a hero from Ithaca, is trapped on his way home from Athens and Troy. His son, Telemachus, goes on a journey looking for his lost father. Both son and father want to reclaim their house from the suitors who wish to marry Penelope, Odysseus’ wife. Genghis Khan, Choi Yuna, my brother, An Thai, and Odysseus have traits like strength, thoughtfulness, and attractiveness. People need heroes with these traits because they need role models and someone to guide them through life.
(Book 10, page 159, PDF). Odysseus had left almost always meant to die with only saving a few which may have caused a sense of controversy and confusion. Also Odysseus hadn’t thought of a way to save all of his men, which eventually impacted his journey and his entire crew. Though Odysseus did have several acts of heroic deeds, the amount of failure in a majority of those other acts overpowered them
Although Odysseus proved to have guile on the Island of the Cyclops, he made crucial mistakes. Odysseus’ first mistake was taking his men into the Cyclops cave. This brought upon a dreadful chain of events, for even Odysseus knew. In fact he said “I knew some towering brute would be upon us soon-- all outward power, a wild man, ignorant of Civility” (Homer 8). This quote states how Odysseus had already predicted that the presentence of him and his men would come down on them; but his selfishness made the lives of his men expendable.
It was during the night when Odysseus and his men decided to be brave and put a stick in the Cyclops’ eye. Odysseus showed bravery by being able to put the stick in his eye and tried to not get killed. When the Cyclops decided to go outside, he opened the door to the cave, and Odysseus and his men decided to run away when they got the chance. They got their chance and ran off to the boat and escaped. This could not have happened without the courage of Odysseus.
In the book The Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, is a man who is loved and respected by many. In the beginning of the book, we learn that Odysseus has left on a journey and, since it has been many years since his departure, many people assume that he has passed. On his journey, he portrays his many traits, not all of them being good ones either. Some of his good traits include his cunning, bravery, and hard work ethic. On the other hand, his negative traits are his excessive pride, immense curiosity, and rather large temper.
No matter what is thrown at him he never stops trying to get home, getting past a Cyclopes, the Lady Circe, and sirens. He even gets through the Underworld and lives. Despite this, Odysseus does have faults about him, though not as many as there are qualities. He is a worldwide symbol, an archetype, of both nobility and bravery. Odysseus, the epic hero of the Odyssey, a great leader with many attributes as well as flaws, is no ordinary man.
“Just so that eyeball hissed around the spike.” Odysseus shows rash behavior because of the Cyclops killing of his men. The conflict is resolved when Odysseus and his crew are able to escape the Cyclops. The result of the resolution was that no more of his men would be killed by the Cyclops. Odysseus ran into conflict but wisdom and cunning helped him resolve them.