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  • The Inacurate Representation of the Cyclops

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    Cyclopes are members of a primordial race of giants, each with a single eye in the middle of its forehead; they are mainly seen in Greek mythology. Whenever people hear the word “Cyclops,” it is always associated with humongous 20-foot tall cannibal with a big stick roaming the forest and mountains. However, Cyclopes are one of the oldest Greek mythological creatures; they are children of gods and nature spirits who came out wrong. Poseidon was the most common father. Hesiod was one of the first

  • The Cyclops: An Unusual People

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    The Cyclops: An Unusual People The Cyclopes were unique and unusual mythical people. They had very interesting lives. They had an unusual beginning and they had an unusual lifestyle. Also, the Cyclopes appeared to be completely different when described by opposing viewpoints. Overalll, the Cyclopes were an unconventional race in mythical legends. The Cyclopes had an intriguing origin. They were the eldest sons of Mother Earth, Gaia, and Father Heaven, Uranus (Evslin 1). While the Cyclopes were

  • The Cyclops and Its Significance

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    colors and unique abstract style. The Cyclops (circa 1898), a painting from Redon’s later works, is a prime example of such skilled crafting and in a way was the stepping stone towards his signature colorful pastels and paintings. If one were to examine Redon’s older body of work, it would give them a better understanding of how this artist came about his meticulous ideas and how The Cyclops was in a way, a prototype to Redon’s future works. The Cyclops is an oil painting on wood dated circa

  • Humanness And Craftlessness In Homer's The Odyssey

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    Odysseus is angry and frustrated, but instead of charging in blindly, he takes not of the situation and creates a plan to succeed. Although Odysseus knows that he can kill the Cyclops, the rock used as a door to the Cyclops 's cave is so massive that it can only be moved by the Cyclops himself. large and strong as the Cyclops himself. Knowing this,

  • Character Analysis of Odysseus

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    As hi gits thi Cyclups drank hi thin seys hos nemi os nubudy. Hi thin poircis thi spier thruagh thi sliipong Cyclups’s iyi, blondong thi goent biest. Thi Cyclups thin tills iviryuni thet nubudy blondid hos iyi. Nubudy os ectaelly Odyssias whu os kong uf Ithece whu cen bi viry smert end cannong on thi stury. Thi eathur uf thos stury os e men nemid Humir. Humir cennut bi pruvin thi eathur uf thos buuk biceasi thiri os nu pruuf hi ivir ixostid. Odyssias kong uf Ithece sit seol woth hos criw tu foght

  • Odysseus Characteristics

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    because he is a man showing characteristics of courage, strength, ingenuity, patience, and most of all willpower. Odysseus particularly shows these characteristics in the adventure with the Cyclops, Polyphemus. He was able to overcome this traumatizing experience and lead his people out of the captivity of the Cyclops by his virtuous characteristics. In book 9 Odysseus and his crew travel to the land of the Cyclopes, where the race of lawless, savage, one-eyed giants live. After feasting on this land

  • Thor and the Odyssey

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    their troubles. Thor and Odysseus’ biggest character flaw is arrogance. Their arrogance leads them into even worst situations that could have easily been prevented. In the Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew were captured by the Cyclops Polyphemus. They escaped by blinding the Cyclops and sneaking out under sheep but Odysseus wanted to make sure Polyphemus knew who blinded him, so he shouted his real name as he was leaving. Polyphemus then asked his father Poisedon to send a curse. All of this could have

  • Role Models in The Odyssy

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    of Odysseus’ traits is bravery. One example of Odysseus’ bravery is when he injures a Cyclops that is 5 times his size, “I drew it from the coals and my four fellows/ gave me a hand, 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. 329-332” This quote shows how brave Odysseus and his men are to face the Cyclops. Odysseus was intelligent to think about this idea, but he was brave for actually following

  • The End of Heroism

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    Polyphemus the giant returned, Odysseus took the lead and spoke to the cyclops. When the cyclops asked where Odysseus's boat was, he wittily answered, “My Ship? Poseidon god of the earthquake smashed my ship, he drove it against the rocks at your island's far cape, he dashed it against a cliff as the winds rode us in”(Homer 220). This brilliant response later saved the men on the boat from being captured and eaten by the cyclops.... ... middle of paper ... ...n the idea of heroism in 20th and 21st

  • Cosmic Irony in The Odyssey

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    from many characters. An example of fate is when Odysseus, son of Laertes, blinds Polyphemus, one of the cyclops, after Telemus, Eurymus’ son, tells Polyphemus this. “Oh no, no-that prophecy years ago . . ./it all comes home to me with a vengeance now!/We once had a prophet here, a great tall man,/Telemus, Eurymus’ son, a master at reading signs,/who grew old in his trade among his fellow-Cyclops./All this, he warned me, would come to pass someday-/that I’d be blinded here at the hands of one Odysseus”