I'm going to take some men with me to see if the cyclops are friends or foes.
Let's Leave before the cyclops gets here.
No! I want to see if this creature is friend or foe.
We tried to hide but now he sees us, he also moved the stone slab in front of the door so we can't get out.
"I’ll make the crossing in my own ship, with my own company, and find out what the mainland natives are for they may be wild savages, and lawless, or hospitable and god fearing men." (Lines 71-76)
Would you like some wine?
"make a run for it?... Yet I refused. I wishedto see the caveman, what he had to offer" (Lines 27-31)
"we could nevermove his ponderous doorway slab aside." (Lines 208-209)
After Odysseus gave the cyclops more wine, the Cyclops feel asleep, drunk. The men had already made a spear out of old wood.
"Cyclops, try some wine. Here s liquor to wash down your scraps of men. Taste it, and see the kind of drink we carried under our planks. I meant it for an offering if you would help us home." (Lines 256-259)
After Odysseus and his men blinded the Cyclops, the men stole three of the sheep and escaped past the giant.
"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." (Lines 296-299)
The giant ends up cursing Odysseus and his men that all their family would die.
After escaping the Cyclops on the sheep, Odysseus and his men went to their ship, the Cyclops could hear the taunting and threw boulders at them. They managed to get away, left with the Cyclops' curse in their minds.
"Now he laid hands upon a bigger stone and wheeled around, Titanic for the cast, to let it fly in the black-prowed vessel s track." (Lines 454-456) "I roused the men, gave orders to man the ships, cast off the mooring lines" (Lines 479-780)