Feeling emboldened by his wonderful scheme, Ulysses began to taunt the giant. Despite his men’s pleas, Ulysses would not yield. His arrogance nearly cost his men their lives, for the Cyclops heard the taunts and threw a colossal boulder towards the ship, falling a little short. In conclusion, Ulysses is like every other well-written character: realistic. Ulysses is like any normal human being, he has his virtues and his vices.
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.
Polyphemus is very strong in the Odyssey. Although people think the cyclops is weak, he is actually very strong. In the text it states“When he had cursed us he threw another giant boulder.”(Homer 29). Along with being strong, the Cyclops is quite stupid. Although some may think Polyphemus is smart, he is not because in the book Odysseus said he was Noman and the Cyclops believed him then Odysseus escaped and said that he wasn’t Noman he was Odysseus and then the Cyclops, literally, blindly threw rocks at them.
I’d like to know” (Odyssey.9.274-276), not out of the goodness of his heart, but because he wants to destroy their ship. Odysseus, ever the quick thinker, realizes this, and instead of replying with the truth, which would leave him with no ship to sail back home with, he lies and says, “My ship? Poseidon smashed it to pieces / Against the rocks at the border of your land” (Oddysey.9.275-276). By not disclaiming
The difference with Poseidon’s children is, when he has a child with a nymph, the child is born as a Cyclope. Cyclopes are lawless man-eating savages. Most live on an island together, Kyklopes, living as shepherds eating whatever man or creature comes to their shores. Since Poseidon can control the sea, he made Odysseus’s ship go off course forcing him into sea to find whatever land they could. Of course, landing on Poseidon's sons’ island.
Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!’” (668, 473-480) In this passage, Odysseus has defeated Polyphemus and is now sailing away. However, Odysseus’s ego and cockiness catches up to him as he taunts the cyclops with words of retribution for his fallen comrades. This, however, gets his group in trouble as Polyphemus hears his banter, and uses the direction that it came from to hurl a mountain top at them, all but beaching their ship. This, to any man with self-control, would be the point at which he turned his butt around and got out of there asap.
Circe and the Swine Leonardo D. AEAEA - An astonishing tale is filled with moments of irony and conquest that challenge a hero and test their loyalty. No one knows this better than Odysseus and his men, who have experienced many hardships that would overwhelm the average man. They spot an island after fleeing from their encounter with the giant-like Laestrygonians. Hunger and the lack of hope have overtaken their hearts so they decide to investigate the smoke that came from Circe’s halls. Once Odysseus lands on the island, he sends a scouting group ahead to face imminent peril.
The decisions Odysseus made during the long trip to Ithaca made positive differences in the story’s result. Odysseus tricked the Cyclops by giving him false information about his identity which opened up the opportunity to escape. Another wise decision made by Odysseus was the fact that he took the path past Scylla recommended by Circe to get home which killed six of his men compared to them all. During the Siren’s song, Odysseus had the men plug their ears and tie him to a post so he would be able to hear the song but keep everyone safe. It may sound wrong for Odysseus not to inform the others of the dangers the crew would face, but if he did the crew would have messed up the plans to get home and chickened out during the
He shows his intelligence by telling the Cyclops a fake name that would benefit Odysseus and show how stupid the Cyclops was. He also showed intelligence by dressing up as a beggar and thinking ahead of the situation. He is a leader by leading his men to freedom from the Cyclops's cave and not letting the rest of his crew be tempted by the Lotus Eaters. Odysseus shows his acts of heroism and sacrifices to see his wife, son and rule
Johnny was a nervous person but now he seemed happy.. Johnny 's Pov When I saw that prick messing with Katie I got mad... At Pony he was suppose to protect her, but her she was getting man handled by some white trash. I pulled out my switchblade and opened it walking faster and faster. As soon as that man left Katie
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.