Odysseus and the Cyclopes

Odysseus and the Cyclopes

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  • Exposition
  • We have arrived.
  • Inciting Moment
  • I'm Odysseus. 
  • Who are you? Where did you come from?
  • Rising Action
  • NO! How dare you eat two of my men.
  • "In the next land we found were Cyclopes,/giants, louts, without a law to bless them." (1-2) 
  • Climax
  • "'Strangers,' he said, 'who are you? And where from?" (101)
  • Falling Action
  • "Then he dismembered them and made his meal,/gaping and crunching like a mountain lion-/everything: innards, flesh, and marrow bones." (102)
  • Resolution
  • "Now, by the gods, I drove my big hand spike/deep in the embers, charring it again." (105)
  • "I tied them silently together, twining/cords of willow from the ogre's bed;/then slung a man under each middle one/to ride there safely." (107)
  • "I roused the men, gave orders/to man the ships , cast the mooring lines;/and filling in to sit beside the rowlocks/oarsmen in line dipped oars in the gray sea." (112)
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