The Heroes Journey
Updated: 11/22/2017
The Heroes Journey
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Storyboard Description

Section of "The Odyssey" involving the cyclops.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Inciting Moment
  • Rising Action
  • "In the next land we found Cyclopes, / giants, louts.../...find out what the mainland natives are- / for they may be wild savages, and lawless, / or hospitable and god-fearing men." (1-20).
  • Climax
  • "... one stride he clutched at my companions / and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies." (137-139).
  • Falling Action
  • "Now, by the gods, I drove my big hand spike... / ... as more than natural force nerved them... / ... bored that great eye socket..." (227-241).
  • Conclusion
  • "...slung a man under each middle one / to ride there safely..." (284-285).
  • "our fellow's faces / shining; then we saw them turn to grief / tallying those who had not fled from death." (325-327).
  • "'O hear me, lord, blue girdler of the islands,.../ grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, never / see his home:..." (388-391).
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