Odysseus' confrontation with the cyclopes
By edwardj, Updated
This storyboard is meant to show Odysseus and his crew's confrontation with the cyclopes. The significance of this specific scene is that it shows one of the harsh blows his crew had to endure on this island. this scene also foreshadowing another blow Poseidon forces upon the crew later on in their voyage. Meeting the cyclopes puts the strain on the few men that went onto the island and their resources such as wine. With Odysseus' boasting, he gave the Cyclops everything he needed to hurt the crew even more through his father (Poseidon). Not only this, but it shows the intelligence that Odysseus possesses when tricking the cyclops and escaping the cave by using the sheep.
the crew arrive at the land of the cyclopes.
split yourselves up into the 12 best among you thpse 12 come with me
Odysseus and his men search the land of the Cyclops for food or help from the residents of the land.
I wonder what type of men reside here
Look food and sheep!!
the crew arrives at Polyphemus' cave and they find cheese and sheep
The crew give Polyphemus wine to get him drunk and to go to sleep
This wine is grand give me more
Polyphemus sleeps and the crew devise plans to escape.
That was very good wine I will sleep now
*whispering* Stab his eye
Odysseus and the rest of his men were able to escape the island, unseen by the blinded Cyclops.
‘Cyclops, if anyone asks you who it was that put your eye out and spoiled your beauty, say it was the valiant warrior Odysseus, son of Laertes, who lives in Ithaca.
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