I know, I know, we can stop in this cave and rest. Stop bickering on about it.
Oh Odysseus, I'm so tired!
Oh, what can it hurt...
Have some wine
(Odyesseus)They'll never see me....who's the smart one now Polyphemus?!
Odysseus and his men see a cave after landing on an island, and make the decision to help themselves to some free shelter by going inside the cave. They become trapped inside after they see the monstrous cyclops Polyphemus, as well as the others.
Odysseus starts to plan his escape plan by sharpening a stick to use as a spear, and by preparing wine to give to the cyclops. He gets them drunk with the wine, and Polyphemus eventually passes out because of it. He pokes out the cyclops’ eye, giving him and his men a chance to escape the treacherous cavern.
Even though Polyphemus is not able to see the men anymore because his eye isn’t functional, he can still feel around for Odysseus and his men. Odysseus comes up with an ingenious plan by strapping himself under the sheep to escape unnoticed. This works well, but he then boasts and makes fun of the cyclops.