Odysseus and Cyclops

Odysseus and Cyclops

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  • Exposition 
  • Stand by and keep watch over the other ships while I'm gone!
  • Inciting moment
  • Rising Action
  • "'Old shipmates, friends, the rest of you stand by; I'll make the crossing in my own ship, with my own company" (71-74). "I took the twelve best fighters and went ahead" (95-96).
  • Climax 
  • "He left his rams and he-goats in the yard outside, and swung high overhead a slab of solid rock to close the cave" (142-145).
  • Falling Action
  • "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 on the floor" (190-195).
  • Resolution
  • "I drew it from the coals and my four fellows gave me a hand, lugging it near the Cyclops as more than natural force nerved them; straight forward they sprinted, lifted it, and rammed it deep in his crater eye" (288-292).
  • "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, shielded left and right" (337-340).
  • "The blind thing in his double fury broke a  hilltop in his hands and heaved it after us. Ahead of our black prow it struck and sank whelmed in a spunning geyser, a giant wave that washed the ship back to shore" (395-400).
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