The Story Of The Cyclopse


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When Odysseus and his men are sailing across the seas, Odysseus stops to an island, close to the cyclopes, and spend 2 nights on the island. Odysseus then sees the cyclopes caves, and is curious to see one; he gathers his men, sail to the cyclops's island, and take his 12 best men with him into the cave. Wanting to take the valuables and livestock back on the ship, Odysseus tells his men they have to wait for the cyclops. When they see the cyclops, things get bad. The cyclops questions their being, and Odysseus answers, with a lie, where he came from & his reason for being. The cyclops then gets irritated by the men and eat 4 of his men. Odysseus comes up with the plan of escaping the cyclops's cave by stabbing the cyclops's eye and make a run for it. When the cyclops calls out for help after being stabbed in the eye, the other cyclopes ask who stabbed him in the eye, and the cyclops exclaims 'Nohbdy tricked me!' confused, the cyclopes leave him to pray to Poseidon for help. Unfortunately for Odysseus, his plan fails and is still trapped with the now more cautious cyclops. Odysseus then comes up with another idea, for his plan is to tie sheep around the men could escape by hiding under the sheep. Luckily for Odysseus, his plan is full proof, and they escape the cyclops's cave. Being overly-cocky, Odysseus exclaims to the cyclops from the seas that his name was Odysseus, the king of Ithaca. The cyclops now angry and in pain, he prays to Poseidon, wishing that Odysseus could never get back home, and there to be dangers if he's to ever reach home.

Storyboard Text

  • Men, out of curiosity, I'm leading you to the islands of the cyclopes. The 12 men I chose to come with me into the cave must be the best & strongest of the crew.
  • No, I wish to see this cyclops.
  • Odysseus. The cyclops left afield, why not take the cheeses, and take the lambs and kids aboard the ship and make a run for it?
  • I have a plan, men. I will have us make a spear, so we may stab the cyclops in the eye, blinding him to escape.
  • Man 1
  • Oh, cyclops. Would you be interested in some wine here. And before you asked for my name. Nohbdy, my name is Nohbdy.
  • Man 4
  • Man 3
  • Man 2
  • I have another plan, We will hide next to the sheep when the sheep are leaving to the field. Each men having one sheep tied on the left & right, I shall take the furriest, biggest sheep.
  • Great Scott, we've escaped!
  • Yes, we are finally free!
  • Oh, cyclops! You ninny, old ogre! Little am I and my friends? Foolish, you could never take me, Odysseus, king of Ithaca. Ever!!!
  • Odysseus, for Godsake, stop baiting the beast. You will get us in huge danger.
  • Hear me this, lord, I pray that you bring great devastation to Odysseus and his men, and that he never sees his home again!
  • After the cyclops came in, he questions the strangers of being. Odysseus tells him with a lie about where they live, embarked, and their reason of being. The cyclops then grabs 2 of the men and makes a meal out of them.
  • Although the plan did get the cyclops blind, he quickly threw the spike away, having the cyclops call for help. Confused when the cyclops says 'Nohbdy tricked me,' he was left be by the other cyclopes. So, the cyclops was more cautious of the men escaping.
  • After finding an island next to the cyclopes, Odysseus and his crew spend 2 nights on the island, and sail off to see the cyclops.
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