Summary: Cyclops In the story, Odysseus is still speaking to the Phaeacians, but is now telling them of his encounter with Polyphemus, the cyclops. Strong winds blew Odysseus and his men to Polyphemus’ island, where they unloaded and entered a cave that Polyphemus happened to live in. When he entered the cave, he closed the entrance with a large boulder that only he could move, trapping himself, his sheep, and Odysseus inside. After he ate some of Odysseus’ men, Odysseus devised a plan to get the cyclops to move the boulder so that the men could escape. He gave Polyphemus liquor, making him drunk, and shoved a massive makeshift spear into his the cyclops’ only eye.
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.
This establishes a BLANK of strength and confidence that provides him with safety and respect in the end. Within the land of Polyphemus, Odysseus and his men are tempted by wine and cheese to trespass into an unknown cave. The indweller of that cave, Polyphemus the cyclops, returns to see them stealing his food and entering his home. He welcomes them initially, but then soon turns hostile. He devours two of Odysseus's men on the spot and imprisons Odysseus and the rest in his cave for future meals.
Poor Pentheus was toyed and tinkered with until his very last breath by none other than his own cousin, Dionysus. His choice, as king of Thebes, to repress the all-powerful god not only lost him his kingdom, but ultimately his life. The Bacchae of Euripides is a true battle between the strength of a king and the power of a god. Dionysus showed no mercy, and his power destroyed a family. He sought revenge, and revenge he got.
Another act of savagery is that he raid Ralph’s shelter in the company of a couple of his savages and snatches away Piggy’s spectacles. Subsequently when Piggy insists on getting his spectacles back, Roger kills Piggy with a rock. The deaths of both Simon and Piggy are thus attributable to Jack’s brutality which is due to the great change that has come over Jack during the period of his stay on the island. When Ralph has fled to save his life, Jack orders a thorough search for Ralph. He gets a stick sharpened at both ends, evidently to torture Ralph to death after Ralph has been seized.
He imprisons Odysseus and his men then begins eating them one by one, “Their brains spattered out / And oozed into the dirt. He tore them limb from limb / To make his supper, gulping them down” (9.282-284). To escape from Polyphemus, Odysseus intoxicates him with wine, causing him to collapse. While Polyphemus is unconscious, Odysseus grabs a stake,
In my opinion I think he was a heroic person, back at the chapter “Death in the Great Hall” He was disguised as a beggar and was able to string his own bow and shoot it thru the holes of the axes and revealed himself as Odysseus and killed all the suitors in his house and took back his land. Back when he was at the cyclopes island He blinded the cyclops and shouted his name and told the cyclops that he needs no one to help him. he is a powerful man, then, later on, he got cursed by most of the gods and he was to die, but that didn 't stop him. The reason I think he is a great hero is he survived 8 years without food and water and endured Going to the underworld and going to Charybdis and Scylla Only to get the whole crew to
In the passage, “Sailing from Troy” the men on the island get drunk while they remain in combat mode from defeating the Trojans. Odysseus’s men, “Sheep after sheep they butchered by the surf, and shambling cattle, feasting,-while fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones”(Homer 563). Odysseus’s men let loose on this island that they enslaved the women as well as killing all the sheep and cattle. The men will be punished for their actions on the island which will complicate their journey home. When Odysseus was gone for over 20 years, the suitors believed that he had died.
Someone throw Pluto through his window while his house was on fire. This scared him by that he did not know who throw it in his window. In the text it states that “Upon the alarm of fire, this garden had been immediately filled by the crowd--by some one of whom the animal must have been cut from the tree and thrown, through an open window, into my chamber” this shows that he was really scared when someone throw his dead cat throw his window. In conclusion the narrator was scared when he used a pen to cut out his cat Plutos eye, he hung his first cat Pluto for ignoring him after he cut out his eye, he beat his wife and his animals, killing his wife with an axe because she stopped him from killing the cat, and because someone throw Pluto through his window while his house was on
Hades is the god of the Underworld, and very well deserves to be. Kronos, his father swallowed him and his brothers, worried they would overthrow him. After a while, Zeus tricked Kronos into throwing them up and they fought their father for the world and won. The brothers divided the world up, and Hades got the Underworld, leaving him the only god to leave Mount Olympus (Gill 1). Since Hades was the god of the underworld, not many liked to utter his name, so they called him Plouton, which is the Greek word for wealth.
According to the myth, Minos was imprisoning his enemies in the Labyrinth so that the Minotaur could eat them. The labyrinth was such a complicated construction that no one could ever find the way out alive. Son of Minos, Androgeus, went to Athens to participate to the Panathenaic Games, but he was killed during the Marathon by the bull that impregnated his mother Pasiphae. Minos was infuriated, and demanded Aegeus the king of Athens to send seven men and women every year to the Minotaur to advert the plague caused by the death of Androgeus. The third year, Theseus, son of Aegeus decided to be one of the seven young men that would go to Crete, in order to kill the Minotaur and end the human sacrifices to the monster.