The Odyssey: Cyclops Story

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  • Odysseus and his men travel to the island of he cyclopes. Odysseus says the cyclopes are, "giants, louts, without a law to bless them."  Exposition 
  • Odysseus and his best fighters go into the cave of the cyclops, Polyphemus Odysseus' men don't want to, but Odysseus says, "Yet I refused. I wished to see the caveman, what he had to offer.  Rising Action
  • The cyclops eats some of the men and this angers Odysseus and the other men.  Odysseus says, "Then he dismembered them and made his meal, gaping and crunching like a mountain lion..." Inciting Moment 
  • Odysseus stabs the cyclops in the eye with a pike and when he does this, the cyclops thrashes around and moves the rock that is holding them hostage in the cave. Odysseus says, "The cyclops bellowed and the rock roared round him, and we fell back in fear." Climax
  • Odysseus and his men leave the land of the cyclopes and take the cyclops' sheep on their boat with them. Odysseus says, "We rounded up his fat, stiff-legged sheep to take aboard and drove them down to where the good ship lay." Resolution
  • Odysseus and his men leave the island of the cyclopes and continue their journey. Odysseus says, "So we moved out, sad in the vast offering , having our precious lives, but not our friends." Falling Action 
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