He devours two of Odysseus's men on the spot and imprisons Odysseus and the rest in his cave for future meals. While the remainder of men are frightened, Odysseus begins thinking up how to flee. He successfully outsmarts the cyclops and escapes. This shows that in times of horror and grief, to remain calm and remember the enemy may appear stronger, however, a mind has the strength of a million
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.
In the poem, The Odyssey, Homer gives us insight of how a tough, cunning, and wise man is brought through twenty years of suffering to reach is home that he weeps for so much. Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, is a man that is looked at as a celebrity by humans because of his skillful fighting, and by the gods because of his intelligence and wits. The king went through numerous tasks and obstacles to get back to his homeland. One task in particular proves his power and the love he has for his loyal and wise wife, Penelope. Looking at lines four hundred fifty-one through four hundred seventy-one, the moment Odysseus, while disguised by the God Athena, proves to the suitors and workers that he is the rightful husband, king, and lord by stringing his own bow and shooting it through twelve axes; the task was quick and perfect for Odysseus.
Lastly, in the end of the book, Piggy, Ralph, and Sam and Eric, a set of twins, are the only ones who have not joined a new tribe created by Jack. The other older boys raid what they have left and leads Ralph, Piggy and the twins to confront Jack. While Jack and Ralph are yelling at each other and fighting, a large boulder rolls down a hill and strucks Piggy, who falls off of a cliff and quickly dies. On page 181, the narrator states, “Then the sea breathed again in a long, slow sigh, the water boiled white and pink over the rock; and when it went, sucking back again, the body of Piggy was gone. This time the silence was complete.
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,
While Book 12 of the Homer’s Odyssey explains mysterious Sirens roaming through the island, deadly creatures that are ready to devour anyone as their meal, and gods with quick tempers, Odysseus and his team takes on the challenge to sail home through the Island of Sirens. Odysseus and his team must surpass the death and torture through the human headed bird called Sirens. After he and his men attend the funeral at Aeaea for Elpenor, Circe tells Odysseus that he
Polyphemus is Wanted In Homer’s “The Odyssey,” Odysseus meets a cyclops named Polyphemus. The Ithacan army finds a cave full of food, and they decide to collect some goods. The cyclops then comes and encloses them in the cave. Since cyclops eat man, Odysseus must come up with a plan. His plan is to give Polyphemus wine, so then he falls asleep and he can poke his one eye out.
Odysseus did not want to go war because his son, Telemachus, was just born but he went anyways. Odysseus’s abyss occurred when he sees the prophecy and saw that his mom died and everyone was still grieving. In The Odyssey there were many initiations but the most significant one was, when Odysseus and his men find the cyclops and they are not able to escape. To enable the men to escape Odysseus gets the cyclops drunk, then stabs him in the eye, and then escapes riding on the bottom of the sheep. Finally his return was when Odysseus returns to Ithica he finds that other men are trying to take over his throne.
Hence, Odysseus is by definition a good leader. In book one of The Odyssey we are given a brief few paragraphs summarizing the story. Within this it says “... trials and dangers, even so, attended him even in Ithaca, near those he loved. Yet all the gods had pitied Lord Odysseus, all but Poseidon, raging cold and rough against the king till he came ashore at last on his own land (26-32)...” This shows us that Odysseus faced many hardships before attaining his goal. Determined to get home, he achieves his goal even through
Upon Odysseus arrival to Ithaca, Athena hides his identity to help him defeat the suitors. She turns him into a very old beggar to conceal his identity from everyone, most importantly the suitors. Odysseus reveals himself to his son Telemachus, cowherd and the swine herd. The nurse Eurycleia recognizes him because of a scar he got years ago by a boar’s white tusk. Penelope doesn’t recognize Odysseus at first sight because of the disguise.