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  • Odysseus and his men land on an island on his long trip back home (Ithaca).  They catch sight of a cave and help themselves to food in the cave.  As they rest  a giant Cyclops (Polyphemus) enters the cave, letting his rams in and rolling a large stone over the exit.  Odysseus and his men are stuck inside. 
  • As am I!
  • I'm famished and exhausted!
  • We are from Troy, Achaeans, blown off course by shifting gales on the Great South Sea; homeward bound, but taking routes and ways uncommon; so the will of Zeus would have it. My name is Nobody.
  • Who are you, where are you from, whats your name?
  • But of course how could I resist such an offer.
  • Odysseus plans an escape involving wine and a sharp spear.  He gives Polyphemus gallons of wine, eventually getting the cyclops drunk.  Polyphemus passes out and Odysseus and his men stab the eye of the one eyed monster.  He is now blinded, giving odysseus and his men an easy opportunity for escape.
  • Would you like some wine? Fresh from Troy!
  •  pst...I have an Idea, we will get the monster intoxicated, and stab his eye as he sleeps.
  • Unfortunately Polyphemus must use touch to find the men, he feels for the wool of the rams and for the skin and clothes of the men.  Odysseus comes up with a new strategy of escape, he along with his men strap themselves under the bellies of the rams.  Odysseus and his men escape!
  • We will tie ourselves to one of these rams and we will snake past Polyphemus un detected!!!
  • But How?
  • We must escape this wretched place.
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