Once again, readers how witful he is. Moreover, Ulysses devises the plan to make the Cyclops drunk. He does this by making the giant think he is begging for mercy by giving him wine. However, when the Cyclops finally falls into a drunken sleep, Ulysses and his men blind it. This proves the protagonists wit because, in the story, the Cyclops barred Ulysses and his men in a cave with a giant boulder, therefore, had the men killed him, they would have never left the cave.
When the cyclops gets back he is angry. They invited themselves in and made themselves at home. The cyclops locks them in and eats two men. This goes on for a few days. Then Odysseus stabs the cyclops in the eye and escapes ( The Odyssey - Homer - Book 9).
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.
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
After this, the men agree with their fellow shipmate. They eat the cattle while Odysseus is sleeping. Lord Helios finds out and tells Zeus. The men don't realize the consequences of their actions, and Zeus shocks their ship with his thunderbolt, nearly destroying the entire ship. Another example of “the pitfalls of temptation” is when birdlike-creatures try to lure Odysseus’ men away from their boat.
During that night, Odysseus and his soldiers came out of the wooden horse and attacked the city while everyone was asleep which enraged the gods. While Odysseus is trying to reach home, he encounters a human-eating Cyclopes, traveling to the Land of the Dead, finding out his mother died, and finally returning home to Ithaca but later discovered the suitors are attempting to overthrow his kingdom. Odysseus, when compared to Elon Musk, proves to be a hero through his cleverness, conflict with grief, and lessons he learned when dealing with difficulties, one must not give up and try again. Odysseus ' cleverness demonstrates that he is a hero when compared to Elon Musk. In the beginning of the story, Polyphemus imprisoned Odysseus and his men, wanting to escape the cave, Odysseus drew his "sharp sword from [his] hip/" desiring "to stab him/" then "sudden fear [linger him]: if [he] killed him/...[they]
Both Odysseus and I have shown cleverness in hard situations that have brought out that cleverness. Homer portrays Odysseus as a man of mind over muscle, although he has enormous strength, he always tries to find a way to get his enemies to make a mistake and exploit it. One such example is when he gets trapped in the cave with Polyphemus and two of his men get eaten. Instead of trying to fight out of anger and his first impulse of “drawing the sharp sword…to stab him,” he thought about the fact that there would be no one to move the boulder for him. As an alternative, Odysseus tricks Polyphemus into letting them free by wounding his only eye with a hot stick and drawing upon all his wits by sneaking out of the cave on the bellies of the sheep.Although,
While they are inside the cave with the Cyclops, Odysseus has evaluated every possible ways to kill the Cyclops. He thinks that only way to kill Cyclops is when he falls asleep. Even when Odysseus has the chance to kill him., but he does not kill him. He realizes that, “If I killed him we perished there as well.” (Homer 9. 207-208) He understands if they kill the Cyclops, the entire crew will die.
After being trapped with his men inside the cave of Polyphemus, the cyclops, Odysseus uses his metis to devise an escape plan. Odysseus and his men carve out a stake and stab Polyphemus in his only eye while he is passed out from drunkenness. Moments after this task is carried out, Polyphemus prays to Poseidon by bellowing, “Hear me Poseidon...grant that Odysseus...never reaches home. Or if he’s fated to see his people once again...let him come home late and come home a broken man- all shipmates lost…” (Homer 228). Poseidon immediately hears this wish.
For example, he defeats a gigantic, angry, human-eating cyclops without its neighboring brothers noticing. He did this thanks to his great strength, leadership skills, and cunning. He tricks the cyclops into becoming drunk and while he sleeps, he blinds him. He had also previously told the cyclops (Polyphemus) that his name was “Nobody” so that when Polyphemus was in pain from being stabbed in the eye he would yell, “Nobody is hurting me”. This shows Odysseus’ great cunning and leadership skills.
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.
As a one-eyed, man-eating giant, disturbed by Odysseus and his crew in his cave, Polyphemus turns into a hostile and hungry Cyclops. The greedy men decided to linger and steal some of the food on the land of the Cyclops, but soon the inhabitant returns. At first, the Cyclops shows hospitality, but then gets destructive. Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon, gets tricked by the great dissembler, and of course falls for it. In the end, Odysseus showed hubris to Polyphemus, which caused Polyphemus to tell Poseidon to put a curse on Odysseus and his crew.