"We shall enter the cave to see what lies before us and whom may inhabit it!"
"No quitting now!" (Homer 9. 285)
"Tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye!" (Homer 9. 417-418)
In the beginning of the story, Odysseus is very brave, yet cautious. He brings some of his best men with him into a cave to meet the Cyclops. They enter the cave and wait in the back corner for the Cyclops to return. They are not noticed by the Cyclops at first, but when they are, he is furious.
Odysseues is very deceptive and smart, this is shown when Odeysseus tells the Cyclops that his name is Nobody. That way when the Cyclops screams for help and says Nobody has tricked him, no one else comes to help. To further trick the Cyclops, Odysseus makes the Cyclops drunk and stabs him in the eye.
In the end, Odysseus is no longer smart with what he says and does. He gets very cocky and a little to confident. He taunts the Cyclops about how he defeated him. This angers the Cyclops even more and he curses Odysseus. Odysseus is a complex character because he changes his way of thinking and his actions.