Polyphemus - Alphonse N.

Polyphemus - Alphonse N.
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  • "In the next land we found were the cyclopes, giants, louts, without law to bless them...(Homer 56-67)"
  • "We saw a cavern yawning above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place inside a sheepfold...(Homer 81-93)"
  • "'Strangers.' he said.'who are you? And where from? What brings you here by sea ways--a fair traffic?'(Homer 156-159)"
  • The next island they went to were the home to the Cyclopes which are big one-eyed giants that are uncivilized.
  • "He clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor.(Homer 192-194)"
  • Closer they were to the island, they see a cave which belonged to Polyphemus who is the youngest of the Cylopes. Inside the cave was filled with goats and cheese.
  • "Now, by the gods, I drove my big hand spike deep in the embers, charring it again, and cheered my men along with battle talk.(Homer 282-299)"
  • Noticing Odysseus and his men, Polyphemus questions them, but Odysseus only tells lies as well as asking him for hospitality due to Greek culture.
  • "I tied them silently together, twining cords of willow from the ogre's bed; then slung a man under each middle one to ride there safely.(Homer 337-339)"
  • Polyphemus doesn't reply to to Odysseus, instead he takes two of his men and used them as his dinner.
  • After giving Polyphemus the irresistible liquor, he passes out, and Odysseus planning ahead stabs Polyphemus' eye and he says "Nohbdy's tricked me" referring to Odysseus' fake name.
  • Odysseus' and his men escape the cave by hiding under the sheep waiting till day for Polyphemus to open the cave to let his sheep out. This allowed them not to be noticed by Polyphemus.
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