Odysseus was a strong leader in the start who had the courage to take 4 of his men and himself to find the Cyclopes. After finding the Cyclopes home they stayed there for hours and as he was preparing his supper he spotted the 5 men hiding from him in his cave. He them ate on of the men as supper. "In the glare he saw us."
The Cyclopes refuses to let the men out as he will eat them. So that day a the men were locked in the cave they found a slate of olive branch that they would sharpen ans stab through the cyclopes eye. The only thing they had to do fist was get him drunk off the wine they brought. When it came to that night they had stabbed him in the eye with a red hot olive branch and stabbed it into his eye."The pike of olive, green though it had been, reddened and glowed as if about to catch."
The hero turns into a not so hero when he messes with the cyclopes. The cyclopes throws a mountain when Odysseus keeps taunting him which upsets him. The cyclopes then puts a spell on him and he doesn't return home for ten years. "Let him lose all companions, and return under strange sail to bitter days at home."