The Odyssey Cyclops

The Odyssey Cyclops

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  • Odysseus and his crew approach the Cyclops island. "In the next land we found were Cyclopes,/giants, louts, without a law to bless them." (1-2).
  • Odysseus and his men entered the Cyclopes's cave to find out what the natives are like. "for they may be wild savages, and lawless,/or hospitable and god fearing men." (19-20).
  • Odysseus and his men were spotted by the Cyclops "but Cyclops went on filling up his belly/with man flesh and great gulps of whey" (145-146).
  • Odysseus then stabs the Cyclops in the eye and tricks him into screaming "Nohbody, Nohbody's tricked me, Nohbody's ruined me!" (262).
  • Odysseus and his crew escape the Cyclops cave "they trailed away. And I was filled with laughter/to see how like a charm the name deceived them." (268-269).
  • Odysseus and his crew fled the island but receives threats from the god Zeus "But Zeus disdained my offering:/destruction for my ships he had in store/and death for those who sailed them, my companions." (416-418).
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