Odysseus is in between. Odysseus is a hero because he has saved many of his men from the Cyclops and tried to save as many as he can. In The Odyssey, the Cyclops was eating Odysseus men, Odysseus gave him a bunch of wine to drink and then got him drunk, later that night Odysseus stabbed him in the eye and the Cyclops went blind. This shows that Odysseus is a hero because if he never stabbed him or got him drunk, he would eat them all. Also in The Odyssey, after the Cyclops being stabbed in the eye, Odysseus and his men hid under sheep to escape the cave of the Cyclops.
On the way there he bounces from island to island introducing himself to everyone he meets, and embraces every diversion possible on the way home to Penelope. Although Odysseus kills the suitors when he gets back to Ithaca showing he is loyal to Penelope, the choices that he makes on the way home show his is not loyal because he cheats on her, is not in a hurry to get home, and does not tell Penelope when he gets home. As Odysseus made his way home he made choices so he could get home, but
The Lotus Eaters tempted Odysseus and his crew with the lotus flower. The lotus caused men to forget about their past and lose all desire to return home. On the cyclopes island Odysseus and his mates wanted Polyphemus’s food and wine. Circe provided food, wine, and comfort for Odysseus. That distraction added an entire year to Odysseus journey.
In the episode, “The Cyclops,” Odysseus and some of his strongest men chop down a six-foot olive tree and sharpened the tip of it with a piece of coal. After honing the tip enough, Odysseus chose some men to help him complete the task at hand. Blinding the drunken Cyclops. “Lugging it near the Cyclops as more than natural force nerved them; straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye” (11). The outcome was that the Cyclops couldn’t see and tried to go after those who dared to hurt the Cyclops, son of Poseidon.
By the time Odysseus finally returns to his home, he not only has a burning desire to avenge his family by killing the suitors, but he also attained a greater understanding for the suffering of others. Even after Odysseus had satisfied his desire for revenge by killing the suitors, he refuses to gloat, and made sure
Odysseus and twelve of his men encountered the giant cyclops, Polyphemus, on the island of Sicily. Odysseus and his men got trapped in the cave and Polyphemus started killing Odysseus’ men by eating them alive. Odysseus offers Polyphemus some of the best wine and gets Polyphemus drunk. When Polyphemus passes out, Odysseus sharpens a huge stake and thrusts it into Polyphemus’ only eye. The cyclops then goes to the huge rock slab by the door and removes it to call for his brothers.
Because of Odysseus’s sharp intellect, cunningness, and with the help from the gods, he finishes the heroes’ journey. Odysseus’s main flaw in The Odyssey is his pride and not being able to control his crew. Test, allies, and enemies happen when Odysseus blinds Polyphemus who is the son of Poseidon. When Odysseus and his crew first found Polyphemus’s cave they could’ve just stolen food or left but instead Odysseus wanted to stay and receive a gift. After his men and him escapes unnecessarily losing two men in the process, Odysseus taunts Polyphemus which leads to him saying “ Hear me Poseidon, sustainer of the earth, god of sable locks.
In “The Odyssey”, Odysseus is a strong warrior, physically strong and intelligent. A great epic hero who is the King of Ithaca, and was part of the Trojan War. The story begins when the Trojan War is over and he travels back to his home to get back to his wife Penelope and son Telemachus. As he finds his way home from the Trojan War, Odysseus journey to Ithaca is prolonged through a major character flaw in which he cannot control. Through his journey back home, Odysseus makes poor decisions by falling into temptation, and thus people around him suffer from the consequences.
“You see, then, [Odysseus] is alive and well, and headed homeward now, no more to be abroad far from his island, his dear wife and son” (1005). Penelope tells the suitors this after a beggar, who is really Odysseus, gives her information about her husband’s return home. Because Odysseus disguised himself as a beggar and told his wife that he was coming home, it helped delay the suitors trying to court his wife. Odysseus becomes the Hero in Disguise because it keeps his throne and wife safe from getting taken over. Odysseus once again becomes the Hero in Disguise while trying to escape from the Cyclops.
In the island they met a monster in a cave called Cyclops and have a fight. Odysseus used lots of good ideas to used manpower killed Cyclops. At the end of the story, Odysseus lead his crews successfully get out of the island. Subsequently in the video, the basic plots are similar but have some different details. Like the end of the video, Odysseus got kill by Cyclops’s father.