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    the Cyclops is a monster because of his key differences from mere human beings, specifically his lack of wit and of morals. Depicting these qualities as monstrous support that cleverness and a general regard for human life were heavily valued in Greek culture. Odysseus easily trick the Cyclops bragging, “I poured him another fiery bowl - three bowls I brimmed and three he drank to the last drop, the fool”(9.404-406). To describe the bowls of wine as fiery foreshadows the demise of the Cyclops. Odysseus

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    A cyclops, in Greek mythology and later Roman mythology, was a member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single eye in the middle of his forehead. The name literally means "round-eyed" or "circle-eyed". Hesiod described three one-eyed Cyclopes, Brontes, Steropes and Arges, the sons of Uranus and Gaia, brothers of the Titans, builders and craftsmen, while the epic poet Homer described another group of mortal herdsmen Cyclopes the sons of Poseidon. Other accounts were written by the playwright

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    The Greek monster Cyclops is comparable to a giant with the exception that Cyclops have one enormous eye on their face instead of two. Cyclops were know as Hephaestus’ workmen. They stayed in the Mt. Etna volcano and did any tasks Hephaestus had for them. Some Greek stories say that Cyclops were sons of the titans Uranus and Gaea. Polyphemus, the most famous Cyclops was involved in multiple Greek stories including the story of Odysseus and the story of Polyphemus and Galatea. Another extensive story

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    “The Cyclops” In “The Cyclops” there is a man, by the name of Odysseus. Him and his men end up on an island. They look around and end up in the cave of a giant, one eyed, powerful beast known as "the cyclops." The cyclops, who is named Polyphemus, is not very friendly and ends up eating two of Odysseus ' men. 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

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    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

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    specialty of heroism works to gain his liberty in the story of the Cyclops. In the myth, he, a mighty adventurer, becomes a legend after he defeats a Cyclops named Polyphemus and successfully escapes from the cave. His actions impress every person in ancient Greece; therefore, he is admired by the society. The Cyclops, a mythological poem from Homer’s The Odyssey, and the video version of this myth named Odysseus and the Cyclops Part I and II emphasize that Odysseus’s ambition and bravery are the

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    Although Odysseus proved to have guile on the Island of the Cyclops, he made crucial mistakes. Odysseus’ first mistake was taking his men into the Cyclops cave. This brought upon a dreadful chain of events, for even Odysseus knew. In fact he said “I knew some towering brute would be upon us soon-- all outward power, a wild man, ignorant of Civility” (Homer 8). This quote states how Odysseus had already predicted that the presentence of him and his men would come down on them; but his selfishness

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    island with many sheep on it. Odysseus then decides that it would be a good idea for the crew and himself to stay on the island to see who the ruler of the island is or who the inhabitants of the island were. Then when odysseus decides to meet the cyclops and determine whether or not

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    Polyphemus Imagine this: you land on Endor after barely escaping evil Empire and get trapped in a GIANT net, then you meet a tribe of living teddy bears, who try to cook and eat you. Or you land on an island after several days at sea, and meet a giant cyclops who then eats 6 of your crewmates and you barely escape. This is true villainy, because a villain is usually a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like,

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    In literature, a common process for the protagonist to go through is to go on a journey in order for them to develop as a character and to further the story as a whole. This idea of a character’s journey is notably seen in Homer’s The Odyssey, Dante’s Inferno, and Voltaire’s Candide. All three of these texts depict not only the protagonist going through a journey, but they also depict in very different ways these characters use their abilities to overcome obstacles in their path and learn from their

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    Wishing to escape the cyclops’ bondage, Odysseus tries to get out of trouble and assumes that he and his men are safe by lying to the Cyclops. We can depict this through a quote found in chapter 9, “A wind from seaward served him, drove us there. We are survivors, these good men and I.” Being the heartless creature the cyclops is, he still goes on to eat Odysseus’ men, shocking them as they believed they should have gotten better treatment and a gracious greeting from the Cyclops as if they were noble

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    A great leader views the world like he is looking through 3D glasses, always seeing the depth and vibrancy of the possibilities around him. A bad leader is like a cyclops wearing an eyepatch, never able to see his mighty hand in front of his own face. In The Odyssey, Homer illustrates the journey home to Ithaca taken by Odysseus and his men. Unfortunately, Odysseus makes poor choices throughout his travels and his actions often do more harm than good. Two character traits define Odysseus and

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    One example Homer presented hospitality in the Odyssey was between Cyclops and Odysseus. The hospitality was both shown negatively and positively. In the Odyssey it was view that Odysseus showed poor hospitality in the Cyclops home. It could also be viewed that the Cyclops had poor hospitality as will. Odysseus and his men sailed to the land of the Cyclopes. When Odysseus and his men landed, Odysseus wants to find out if the Cyclops on the land behaved like “…wild savages with no sense of right

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    him because some of his men eat the Lotus, and they don’t want to leave because they got addicted to it! Likewise with having curiosity leading to bigger and worse things by the Lotus Eaters, he also shows meddling leading to worse things when the Cyclops “swung high overhead a slab of solid rock to close the cave” (900). When you are trapped inside a cave with a giant

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    shouted words would carry, I sent a few back to the adversary: ‘O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny, am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal? 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

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    villages telling many villagers his famous epic. The Odyssey of Homer, Homer’s epic creates a theme around Dolos:Trickery. Trickery can be used to escape from life threatening situations. He uses irony, when Odysseus, is trying to escape the one-eyed cyclops Polyphemus by using “the trick of nobody”. He then foreshadows how Odysseus’s homecoming will be, using the sirens voices as a symbolic message. Finally, he develops the character our hero of this epic, Odysseus. Homer illustrates using character

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    He retorts after the battle in these words, “‘How do you like the beating we gave you, / you damned cannibal? Eater of guests / under your roof!’” (Homer 874). Odysseus overcame this burden of saving his men, including himself, and defeated the Cyclops. He took this major responsibility in stride and escaped with many lives. In addition, when exploring Scylla and Charybdis, he encouraged his men to persevere and to endure. Odysseus enlivened his men in these words, “‘friends, / have we never been

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    was obviously much bigger and stronger than Odysseus and his men. There was no way Odysseus could take down the cyclops head on. Instead, Odysseus took advantage of Polyphemus’ strength and stupidity. By getting Polyphemus drunk with wine, Odysseus was able to get him to fall asleep. Odysseus and his men then stabbed the cyclops’ eye with a large wooden stick, thus blinding the cyclops (417). Since the cave was still closed due to the boulder blocking it, Odysseus came up with a plan by using the

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    fighting Sirens or a cyclops Odysseus does whatever he could to get his men past the obstacle. In the text it states “I carried wax along the line and laid it in their ears.” (Homer 12. 116-117)This quote represents Odysseus and shows how he is not going to give up his crew to the sirens. Lugging it near the Cyclops as more than natural force nerved them; Straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye. (Homer 9. 289-292) When they were stuck on cyclops island with no

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    ends. Odysseus lets himself be influenced by the high of victory, and begins to make rash decisions that he hadn’t thought through what the consequences would be. He says that “when we were offshore but still within earshot, / I called out to the Cyclops, just

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