Cyclops Comics

Cyclops Comics

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  • "Across the bay from the land of the Cyclopes 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 mainland, where the Cyclopes live. On the third day, Odysseus and his company of men set out to learn if the Cyclopes are friends or foes"(68-73).
  • "My men came pressing round me, pleading: Why not take these cheeses, get them stowed, come back,throw open all the pens, and make a run for it? We’ll drive the kids and lambs aboard. We say put out again on good salt water!"(125-130). 
  • What ails you Polyphemus?
  • Okay then, we will just head on our way
  • Nohbdy's tricked me!
  • "Neither reply nor pity came from him,but in one stride he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor. Then he dismembered them and made his meal,gaping and crunching like a mountain lion everything: innards, flesh, and marrow bones"(191-197). 
  • Curse you Odysseus!
  • "Now I chopped out a six foot section of this pole and set it down before my men, who scraped it;and when they had it smooth, I hewed again to make a stake with pointed end... Now came the time to toss for it: who ventured along with me? whose hand could bear to thrust and grind that spike in Cyclops eye, when mild sleep had mastered him?"(230-234 and 238-241)
  • "Out of the cave the mammoth Polyphemus roared in answer: Nohbdy, Nohbdy’s tricked me, Nohbdy’s ruined me! To this rough shout they made a sage reply: Ah well, if nobody has played you foul there in your lonely bed, we are no use in pain given by Great Zeus"(316-321).
  • Blinded, and sick with pain from his head wound, the master stroked each ram, then let it pass,but my men riding on the pectoral fleece the giant’s blind hands blundering never found"(351-354).
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