odysseus

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  • Exposition
  • "Across the bay from the land of the Cyclops is a lush, deserted island. Odysseus and his crew land on the island in a dense fog and spend days feasting on wine and wild goats and observing the main land, where the Cyclops live" (68-71).
  • We shall analyze the Cyclops main land.
  • Inciting Moment
  • We climbed, then, briskly to the cave. But Cyclops had gone afield, to pasture his fat sheep, so we looked round at everything inside: (116-118).
  • Let's go inside!
  • Rising Action
  • "Strangers, he said, who are you? And where from? What brings you here by sea ways a fair traffic? (156-157).
  • We come in peace!
  • Climax
  • "Then he dismembered them and made his meal, gaping and crunching like a mountain lion   everything: innards, flesh, and marrow bones" (195-197).
  • STOP!
  • Falling Action
  • "Straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye, and I leaned on it turning it as a shipwright turns a drill in planking, having men below to swing the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove. So with our brand we bored that great eye socket while blood ran out around the red hot bar. Eyelid and lash were seared; the pierced ball hissed broiling, and the roots popped" (290-299).
  • ahhhhh!!!
  • Resolution
  • "Now he laid hands upon a bigger stone and wheeled around, titanic for the cast, to let it fly in the black-prowed vessels track. But it fell short, just aft the steering oar, and whelming seas rose giant above the stone to bear us onward toward the island" (454-459).
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