The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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  • What are we to do?!
  • Odysseus, he's eaten six of our comrads!
  • Don't worry, I know what to do!
  • Let's get out of here, Odysseus. Stop talking and giving away where we are!
  • "O hear me, lord, blue girdler of the islands, if I am thine indeed, and thou art father: grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, never see his home (Homer 1123)."
  • Odysseus watches as his men are eaten by the cyclops, and makes a plan to escape.
  • Odysseus some of his remaining men stab the cyclops in the eye. After they escape the cave, Odysseus reveals that he was not Nohbdy, but actually Odysseus. The cyclops throws boulders as Odysseus yells at him, but they escape.
  • "Scarce had they drunk when she flew after them with her long stick and shut them in a pigsty - bodies, voices, heads, and bristles, all swinish now, though their minds were still unchanged (Homer 1125)."
  • Odysseus must come home now.
  • Fine.
  • Why is your wife better than me? Am I not good enough?
  • "My quiet Penelope-how well I know-would seem a shade before your majesty, death and old age being unknown to you, while she must die (Homer 1108)."
  • "And all this time, in trevail, sobbing, gaining on the current, we rowed into the strait-Scylla to port and on our starboard beam Charybdis, dire gorge of the salt sea tide (Homer 1135)."
  • Even though Odysseus warned his men not to eat the cattle, they still did. Zeus struck down their ship and everybody but Odysseus lived.
  • After being stuck on Calypso's island for seven years, Hermes comes and tells Calypso he must leave. Calypso begrudgingly agrees to let Odysseus go home.
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