Odysseus seems to emerge victorious from perilous situations, and that is what makes him such a notable figure in Greek mythology. Odysseus shows his intelligence and craftiness when he is on the Land of the Cyclops and is faced against Polyphemus, the cyclops. It seems like an unfeasible task to escape Polyphemus’ cave, after all Odysseus is less than a fourth of the giant’s size. He then decides the best way to end up victorious is to outwit the giant.
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.
Odysseus defies the suitors and wins his wife and kingdom back. Despite Odysseus' overconfident nature, Odysseus proves he is a hero by showing bravery and intelligence. When it comes to being a hero, being brave is one of the most
Elliot Kim Mrs. Ballard English 9H 30 October 2015 High Impact Odysseus is strong, handsome, smart, and a hero, but throughout the story, he falls into many temptations, is irresponsible, and kills ruthlessly. All these affect Odysseus’s heroic stature, or his reputation as a hero. Some may say that Odysseus’s positive attributes, such as his strength, and his negative attributes, like his tendency to fall into temptations, make up his heroic stature. However, Odysseus’s heroic stature is mainly dependent on the gods. Countless times in The Odyssey by Homer, the fate of Odysseus depends on the gods.
He had too much power and needed to calm down and think what he was doing. Antigone knew that this was the right to do and did without being afraid or sorry for it. She was helping Creon, Ismene, and the community, and they did not realize that she was helping them until it was too
Odysseus should not be granted an award for being a good leader in the Odyssey Although he fought well and won many battles he still made some very selfish decision 's. The Choices that the so called "Great" leader made caused the innocent solders to lose their life 's Odysseus chose to think by him self and not discuss with his mates about his dangerous ideas. Odysseus is A man know from the city/island of Troy, he is a so called leader, knight and great fighter. One of his selfish decisions that he made was when him and the soilders wandered into the cave of the cyclops, his soldiers suggested that they should take some food and leave, while Odysseus deiced to stay longer and examine the cyclops cave, This is were things get worse, as
Asking for a gift from a Cyclops when we had just raided his cave is probably not the best idea. This thought of mine was proven correct when the cyclops said, ‘you must be a fool, stranger, or come from nowhere, telling me to fear the gods or avoid their wrath!’ I guess Odysseus is not getting that gift he was so curious about, and because we had decided to stay in this black hole that was in fact closing in on us quickly, a lot of blood will be shed. Many of our crewmembers claim that he is a fantastic leader, which he is, but he needs to learn how to not take things too far.
After winning this battle, he and his crew committed a handful of unhonorable causing the gods to condemn them on their way home. As punishment, the gods sends them off course to pay for their crimes. During their voyage back to their families, they committed some questionable acts such as; mocking the cyclops, opening the bag of winds, but no act was more questionable than the slaughtering of the suitors and the maids. Many people may disagree with this opinion, but I believe his actions were righteous. The way that Odysseus, a brilliant strategist, dealt with the intruders is
Even when the odds were impossible he would come out victorious, almost without a scratch. Odysseus also presented a strong sense of intelligence. He could outsmart basically anyone he encountered, even the sons of the gods! His impressive characteristics would lead him to believe that he is one with the gods, which is not true and would eventually come to an abrupt realization
When Odysseus’s men were trapped on the island of the cyclops’. Odysseus’s men were stuck in Polyphemus’s cave and were eaten by Polyphemus for supper. So the mighty Odysseus was smart enough not to kill the cyclops, because they would never be able to move the massive stone that blocked their escape. Odysseus also outsmarted the entire population
An act of violence that stood out to me would be in Book 9 with Cyclops Polyphemus. In this scene Odysseus and his men find the Cyclops’ home but he isn’t there. Once he returns he finds Odysseus and his men hiding. To keep the men locked in he placing a boulder over the opening of the cave. Odysseus tries to reason with him but he grabs two of Odysseus’ men and eats them.
The traits that Odysseus portrays is being clever, determined, and brave. To begin, one of the qualities that I admired most about Odysseus was the fact that he was clever. For example, one way Odysseus was clever was when he decided to not tell the men that rowed the ship about Scylla and Charybdis. In the story it says, “Odysseus decides to tell the men only of Circe’s warnings about the Sirens,” (Narrator 1234). The reason I think Odysseus did this was because he knew the men was going to back out and not want to continue their journey.
Here we came upon a cave full of sheep and crates of milk and cheese. The men advise me to snatch some of the food and hurry off, but, unfortunately, I decided to linger. The cave’s inhabitant soon returned, and it was the Cyclops Polyphemus, son of Poseidon. He made a show of hospitality at first, but soon turned hostile. He devoured two of my men on the spot and imprisoned us for future meals.
In both ancient and modern mythology, a popular figure that re-emerges throughout is the trickster character that more often than not becomes the culture hero. Culture heroes are remarkably the most influential aspects of myth because of their engagement in aiding humans or explaining how things came to be. Prometheus of early Greek culture is not only regarded as a culture hero but also as the builder and benefactor of humans because of the revolutionary actions he makes that aid mankind. Being a Titan who averted being sent to Tartarus after the Olympian’s victory in the war, Prometheus was given the duty of creating mankind. Therefore, even at the very beginning, he serves a significant purpose for the culture that created him (or that
Odysseus an epic hero Do you have a hero? I have a hero and that is Odysseus. But who is Odysseus, he was a hero in Homers epic and not only that but was also one of the greatest heroes who fought in the Trojan war.