Odysseus is keen and cunning when he comes up with a plot to blind Polythemus and escape under the bellies of the flock of ewes brought in and out of the cave every day. After escaping Odysseus cannot resist pumping himself up, so he explains how after his men are out of the cave he yells in anger back at Polythemus: “I would not heed them in my glorying spirit, / but let my anger flare and yelled: / ‘Cyclops, / if ever mortal man inquire / how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him / Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: / Laertes’ son, whose home’s on Ithaca!’” (500-505, 769). In Odysseus fit of hubris and rage he has given away his identity... ... middle of paper ... ...ily have the right to take all of these men’s lives. However, through hubris Odysseus feels righteous and powerful, enough to simply slaughter the suitors only moments after bragging. The sin of hubris is one of the evilest sins and rightly so.
As the cyclops is doing everything in his power to eat Odysseus and his crew; Odysseus comes up with a clever alternative plan. After Odysseus blinds the cyclops and escapes his lair, he can’t resist taunting him. “ I say, Cyclops! if ever any one asks you who put out your ugly eye, tell him your blinder was Odysseus, the conqueror of Rutchena 2 Troy, the son of Laertes, whose address is in Ithaca.,”(Rouse 110) . In this passage, Odysseus is exposing himself to Polyphemus.
After stabbing Polyphemus in his eye and blinding him, Odysseus provoked and harassed the Cyclops, which angered him immensely. “ Cyclops, if ever mortal man inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes’ son whose home’s on Ithaca';, shouted Odysseus to the crippled Polyphemus, which was not very smart. If Odysseus had not told the Cyclops this incriminating information, he would have had a much safer journey. Polyphemus begged his father Poseidon, god of earthquake, to curse Odysseus. The Cyclops cried out to his father to prevent Odysseus from returning home, and pleaded with him to let Odysseus lose his companions.
These suitors look to win the hand of Penelope, Odysseus’ wife. This state of affairs is the overall cause of Telemachus’ departure. If ... ... middle of paper ... ...n Ithaca, escaping Calypso and the island of Ogygia, and Telemachus from Ithaca to Pylos and Sparta in search of his lost father. While The Odyssey tells of the courage both men demonstrate during their respective travels, their quests are the results of the intentions and desires of gods. Odysseus is trapped in exile on Ogygia by the will of Poseidon, whose anger Odysseus attracts when he blinds the Cyclops Polyphemus, son of Poseidon, and by the love of Calypso, who wishes to make Odysseus her husband.
This angered Zeus, who hid fire from humans in retribution. Prometheus in turn stole fire in a giant fennel-stalk and gave it back to mankind. Prometheus, was put into eternal punishment by Zeus. His punishment involves him being chained to a rock, where his liver is eaten out daily by an eagle. Years later, Heracles slays the eagle and frees Prometheus from his chains.
He refused so then the Furies tried to execute him if he would not serve.However Kratos attacked the remaining Furies,but they made a illusion of a whirlpool,with Alecto transforming into a sea monster. . Using the eyes Kratos broke thought the illusions forcing Alecto back into her human form. As he advanced to the fury queen, Tisiphone dispatched daimon against him but kratos simply killed the Furies. (ms.walker would continue but im missing the last page)
He battles alongside his son Telemachus, Athena, and two herdsmen to kill all of the suitors (over one-hundred). At one point in this battle he had to single handedly take out ten (or maybe a bit more). Before this, he and his men were sailing home from Troy when they encountered a Cyclops' cave. The cyclops trapped them in the cave and began eating the men. Odysseus kept his hopes up and courageously thought of a plan while he had to watch his men be eaten alive.
The main protagonists of each work have a different approach towards this notion of home. The protagonist Odysseus is constantly urging to return home to his family. In contrast, Dave, the protagonist is embarking on a journey in which he knows there is a big chance that he won’t return home. To begin, in the epic poem called The Odyssey by Homer performed during the 5th century, the protagonist Odysseus is forced into this traverse because to fully support Menelaus who began the Trojan War in order to retrieve Helen. However, when this war is over, Odysseus was shipwrecked in the island of .
Grendel wreaks havoc on Danish warriors being jealous that he is a spawn of Cain which causes him to be forced to drift around the world with no companions and be alone forever (Bodek). Grendel’s family lives in middle earth and all they do is plan and attack man (Lee). Grendel is mad at all humans and instead of trying to make peace, for which he has no reason to, eventually, he decides to kill (Irving). The torture Grendel had been putting on Herot had grown so popular; stories were traveling to other countries (Beowulf). Because stories had traveled all over, Beowulf soon hears about the torture put on the innocent people.
That bought them some time to be able to poke out the Cyclops eye with a large stick. After they blinded him they escaped the cave with some clever planning by Odysseus. They eventually get to the ship and are on their way to escaping but the mistake Odysseus made that changed his life was bragging to Polyphemus about who he was and telling him who he is and where he was from. After this polyphemous prays to his dad to basically make his trip longer than it has to be and kills all of his men in the long term. Calpso, a sea nymph that is known to trap castaway men on her island.