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    Cyclops In The Odyssey

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    milk and cheese. Assuming that the cyclops would follow the greeks Xenia, Odysseus decides to wait for him to return and see what the cyclops would offer to his visitors. After the cyclops ordeal, as Odysseus and what remains of the crew he lead in these are sailing away, Odysseus shouts out to the blinded Cyclops his name, so he could be the one credited with blinding the cyclops. Instead of leaving while they had a chance, once they were full, Odysseus selfishly decides to stay. The result of his decision to stay, he loses four men. By shouting out his name to the cyclops enables the cyclops to curse him. This endangers the crew…

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    Polyphemus lived in a cave and had a trait of cruelty. He was a man-eating Cyclops. One of the well-known myths of the Greek is that of the Cyclops and the Odysseus. The narration was done by Homer. The myth about Odysseus and Cyclops is about a giant Cyclops who is one-eyed. The giant threatened and almost brought the era of Odysseus the hero to an end. In the Greek mythology, Cyclops is among the most memorable characters. This myth inspired a lot of artists due to its cunningness and…

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    Odysseus and The Cyclops In Homer’s epic novel, The Odyssey, Odysseus and his men stumble upon an island full of man eating cyclops, and immediately are shown how the cyclops do not respect the gods, nor their rules of xenia when a cyclops named Polyphemus grabs two of Odysseus's men, kills them, and eats them like nothing. When Odysseus and his crew first arrive at the cyclops’ island they are confused by the way the cyclops acts and tells him that he should “respect the gods” and follow the…

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    Polyphemus the Cyclops who is eating his men. First, at the beginning when the Cyclops had devoured two men from Odysseus’ crew, the crew then “Cried aloud, lifting… [their] hands to Zeus, powerless, looking on at this, appalled” (9). It is clear that Odysseus is terrified of the Cyclops. He is unable to do anything but pray to Zeus, powerless and afraid. As the story progresses Odysseus develops to be more courageous. At the middle of the story, Odysseus is brave enough to confront the Cyclops…

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    Two Types of Monsters The scene between Odysseus and the Cyclops, Polyphemus, in Homer’s Odyssey is universally recognized as one of the greatest displays of cunning in ancient Western literature. Odyssey is the narration of the epic hero, Odysseus, and his journey home to his native land, Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. Throughout the narrative, Odysseus meets and interacts with a wide array of characters—gods, creatures, and humans. In Book 9, Odysseus and his men come to the land of the…

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    demonstrated in many ways. “From the Odyssey” is about a greek human by the name of Odysseus. Odysseus is a well known king from the kingdom of Ithaca. Throughout the blossoming of Odysseus being discovered, he does some pretty controversial things on his journey back home to Ithaca. At the same time, however, his actions demonstrated that overall he is worthy of being a literary hero. Though it is true that he was cruel at times, Odysseus had very good justifications for his actions. The…

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    Both the book and the movie provide the audience with a description of Polyphemus; however, the movie version did not capture the same effects as the book. The Odyssey shows Polyphemus as the Cyclops who has a bulky figure with smashed-in nose, crooked teeth, and a beady eye. These features of the Cyclops evoke comments from the audience along the lines of “he is unappealing” because of the way his features are depicted in the scene. The Cyclops is able to maneuver the slab of rock to…

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    Odysseus encountered Cyclops twice in this section of the book, once with his men when he landed on an island full of them. They didn 't make any contact with them at all, though shortly after seeing the island of the Cyclops they landed on an different island that they believed was safe and possibly uninhabited. They ended up being very wrong when they discovered a cave filled with sheep, cheese, and one blood thirsty giant. Did I mention that they knew he lived in the cave and continued to…

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    When Cyclops returned at night, he eats two more of Odysseus’s men for supper. After losing four of his men, Odysseus followed with his plan by getting Polyphemus drunk. Polyphemus asked for Odysseus ' name, and Odysseus told him that his name was “Nobody.” When the giant passes out, the Greeks stab the Cyclops ' eye, which blinds him. Odysseus and his men sailed off while Polyphemus cried in pain, and Odysseus shows his brave and heroic traits by revealing his true name and taunting Polyphemus.…

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    journey that Odysseus goes on improves his character by all of his experiences that shaped him into the person he is now. Book 9, the cyclops changed him because of the aptitude that he had to use to escape safely. Book 5, the nymph and the shipwreck taught him to be more careful about his surroundings. Book 11 the underworld made him judicious and unpretentious because of the talk he had with the dead. These journeys and experiences that he went through helped him shape into a person who is…

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