None of Odysseus’s men were really loyal to him because of their lack of obedience and honesty. In this episode the men learn that their disobedience causes them their lives when Helios the sun god realizes his scared cattle had been killed. Helios furious goes to Zeus and begs him to punish Odysseus’s men, or he will take the sun and go “down to the House of Death and blaze the sun among the dead” (Odyssey 12. 412). Zeus with no choice left but to punish Odysseus’s men whips up a storm and strikes his thunder bolt to destroy Odysseus’s ship soon after they leave the island.
In this particular section, the two most frequent figures are, of course, Odysseus, and Polyphemus; a cyclops. Unfortunately, the meeting of this creature is not very pretty. After scouting the land for everything they needed, all shipmates were ready to leave, when Odysseus objected, "I wished to see the cave man,". By saying this, he lead many shipmen to their demise, making Odysseus arrogant and careless, disregarding the lives of others for his own personal gain. Amidst the chaos that insued, Polyphemus is fooled by our hero through a tedious scheme.
After his accusations, Oedipus mocked Teiresias for his blindness, and told him to leave the palace as Oedipus had grown tired of him. Oedipus’s imperfect nature stopped him from learning the truth from Teiresias before it was too late, and lead to great loss at the end of the play. Throughout the story of Oedipus the King, the imperfectly noble nature of Oedipus is displayed for all to learn from. His temperamental and overzealous nature made him argumentative and combative when Teiresias tried to tell him the truth about the murder, causing Oedipus to accuse his good friend Creon of being a usurper. The consequence of Oedipus’s imperfect noble nature was his eventual blindness and exile from the place he loved and cared for the
When visiting Cyclopes’ Island, he is forced to save many of his men from the beasts. He retorts after the battle in these words, “‘How do you like the beating we gave you, / you damned cannibal? Eater of guests / under your roof!’” (Homer 874). Odysseus overcame this burden of saving his men, including himself, and defeated the Cyclops. He took this major responsibility in stride and escaped with many lives.
Waldrip in comparison to Odysseus’s handling with the suitors. Accordingly, in Homer’s great poem you can find this passage; “So they mocked, but Odysseus, mastermind in action… scanned every inch… horror swept through the suitors…” Odysseus hid in plain sight to analyze the loyalties of the suitors, found who was worthy, then connivingly served his justice with the suitors. On the flip side, Everett saw Vernon and without hesitation attempted to physically challenge him, and lost. McGill did no planning to get Vernon out of his family’s lives, the situation ended up that way out of luck. Everett could have tried much harder to fight for his family and wife from the suitors like unto
But in some ways the movie outlined his weaknesses than the movie because it is more visual than when you are reading the story. In the Odyssey Odysseus and his men are shown defeating the Trojans. When the battle ends Odysseus stands on a pile of rocks and yells angrily at the gods. The gods reply by cursing Odysseus and his men where they will
On his journeys he encounters many troubles, such as the man-devouring monsters Scylla and Charybdis, and a tempting Nymph. By the end of the novel we can see that he is a very clever, bold, and loving man. Throughout the book, Odysseus demonstrates to us his cleverness. For example, “‘Cyclops, try some wine. Here’s some liquor to wash down scraps of men.’” These are the words of Odysseus
On the other hand, Odysseus is certain that he will return no matter how hard of a challenge he faces. With Odysseus’ intelligence, he defeats even the scariest of monsters, such as Polyphemus, son of Poseidon. Odysseus does a multitude of things in order to trick him. First, he tells the cyclops; “My name is Nohbody: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me nohbody” (Page 1218; Line 274-275). Then he gets the cyclops drunk by giving him a lot of wine.
Inside there was a small fire and logs to sit around it. Kachina took a seat and the shaman sighed. “Little Adsila I know you long to see the rest of the world so let me show you the wonders of the Englishmen.” The shaman threw a black powder into the fire and the fire grew taller. In the fire were images of the Englishmen chopping trees, blowing up caves and torturing animals. They were destroying the land they had lived on for thousands of years.
“I first saw kittens drown, Dan Taggart pitched them and drowned them, 'The scraggy wee shits '. The efficient and ruthlessness way of killing animals show the ruthlessness of the farmers“ (lines 2-3). Later on after he kills the cats he states that 'Sure, isn 't it better for them now? (line 7), this shows us that even though he violently killed the kittens it shows that he has reasoning behind the purges, which is to not let them suffer. Moreover Heaney states that he also went on to kill and snap the back of old hens and vermin’s, which go on to show that these are his chores, and were he not to “purge”, or cull these pests on the farm, they would be infested and diseased and would disable it from running at full levels of efficiency.