Essays Tagged: "Polyphemus"

Odysseus's Challenges

us proved throughout the story that he was very clever. When he was faced with having to get out of Polyphemus's cave, Odysseus first told the Cyclops, 'My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, ... nned to use against the Cyclops and poke his eye out. But in order to keep this stave a secret from Polyphemus, he had to hide it in a place where Polyphemus would not suspect. It is here he hid it, ' ...

(3 pages) 114 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology


ng his home - Ithaca.The first time Odysseus shows his bravery is when he and his men are trapped inPolyphemus' cave. He does not panic, but he uses his time wisely to think of a plan.When he comes up ... to think of a plan.When he comes up with a plan he is brave enough to be the one who offers wine toPolyphemus. On page 78 Odysseus says, " Here, Cyclops, take this wine and drink afteryou feast on hu ...

(2 pages) 104 1 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Odyssey: Summary with quotes.

pes. While seeking shelter, Odysseus and a few of his men find a cave inhabited by a Cyclopes named Polyphemus. When the Cyclopes returns Odysseus gives his name as Nobody. When the men ask for food a ... When the Cyclopes returns Odysseus gives his name as Nobody. When the men ask for food and shelter, Polyphemus immediately kills one of them. Realizing that him and his men are in grave danger, Odysse ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Wisdom vs. Strength in Odyssey.

jan War, because of strategy. Therefore, it can be said that wisdom is superior to strength. Though Polyphemus is stronger than Odysseus, Odysseus escapes him through his shrewdness.Odysseus tricks Po ... him through his shrewdness.Odysseus tricks Polyphemus through temptation. Odysseus exploits two of Polyphemus's senses. Odysseus attempts to fascinate Polyphemus's sense of taste. For example, Odysse ...

(3 pages) 39 1 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Odysseus is able to survive due to his amazing personal qualities displayed throughout the Odyssey, by Homer

seus successfully escaped danger. Odysseus showed guile when creating his escape plan. Odysseus fed Polyphemus (the Cyclops who captured him and his troops and kept them hostage inside his cave) wine ... captured him and his troops and kept them hostage inside his cave) wine to make him drunk. To trick Polyphemus when he was drunk, Odysseus said, "My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends, everyb ...

(2 pages) 68 2 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Bigger Than Their Bodies". What do Homer's "The odyssey" and song lyrics have in common?

in both of these works. In the Odyssey, Odysseus plots his escape from a Cyclops. Though defeating Polyphemus may seem impossible,Odysseus did not lose hope or doubt himself. Not only does he defeat ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Athena vs Odysseus (accusation)[roughish draft]

fe, was when he left Circe's isle. Poseidon, the ever-spiteful sea god, continued to avenge his son Polyphemus by rolling huge waves, and summoning all of the great winds. Whereupon I came to his resc ...

(3 pages) 17 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Odyssey" by Homer compared to "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer

they can make some very poordecisions.Odysseus is very intelligent. He uses his intelligence againstPolyphemus, and escapes from him. Odysseus first uses hisintelligence when he tells the Cyclops that ... n house-- so Zeus and the other godshave paid you back!' " (226, lines 531-536). Upon hearing that, Polyphemus, hurls amassive piece of a crag at the ship, and is a very short distance shy of oblitera ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


highly courageous. For example, the episode with the Cyclops proves he is clever because he tricked Polyphemus into thinking that his men were sheep. Another example of Odysseus' braveness was his enc ...

(1 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Odyssey, written by Homer

s and his crew land on the island of the Cyclops. they are attacked and someof the men are eaten by Polyphemus. After getting the giant Cyclops drunk, Odysseus and his medn blind the monster with a sp ... r with a spear in his one eye. The could have made an escape without misfortune but Odysseus mocked Polyphemus and shouted his real name, when before Odysseus had told Polyphemus that his name was "No ...

(3 pages) 64 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ng strategies. For instance, Odysseus and his companions were captured by a Cyclope, whose name was Polyphemus. But later, Odysseus with his companions succeeded to run away because of Odysseus's clev ... od and lambs, Odysseus's men wanted to eat the food but Odysseus asked them not to eat them. Later, Polyphemus, a monster with only one big eye in the middle of his head, returned to the cave, Odysseu ...

(7 pages) 70 1 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

"The Odyssey" as didactic literature: lessons taught to Odysseus about the nature of mankind and the way Odysseus changes after his experiences

return to Ithaca and reclaim his domain.The first lesson is taught to Odysseus by the hostility of Polyphemus. His experience teaches him that the world is not the same in all places. On the Cyclopes ... though he does not know the lay of the land or anything about its inhabitants. Upon setting foot in Polyphemus' cave, he and his men almost immediately begin feasting on the cyclops' milk and cheeses. ...

(5 pages) 47 0 4.2 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gods creation

n and beauty of life. Annie Dillard talks of how when she, the character, was a kid the teacher had polyphemus cocoon in a jar. When the moth emerged the jar was so small that the moth's wings became ...

(1 pages) 47 0 4.1 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Odyssey of Homer: Homer

nce and wit succeed where strength fails.In book nine Odysseus recounts his tale of how he defeated Polyphemus, the Cyclops and son of Poseidon. Polyphemus has many advantages over Odysseus; he was la ... ps, who holds him and some of his men in his cave which he closes each night with a larger boulder. Polyphemus goes on to devour two men for each meal. The captives soon realized that there was not wa ...

(4 pages) 13 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Odyssey" as an Epic Poem

egin questioning of Odysseus's strength. Also, when Odysseus was with the Cyclops, he called out to Polyphemus after being overwhelmed with pride what his real name is, which will cause him disasters ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"The Odyssey"

ction, which he never would have done before. The transformative journey shows its effect on him.3. Polyphemus the Cyclops is important because this is the first part where Odysseus really shows his g ... owed his bad qualities when he let his anger and arrogance get the best of him and started taunting Polyphemus. This was very dangerous because it could have gotten him and his crew killed, but he wou ...

(9 pages) 55 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature


. On the other hand, Odysseus saw this as a challenge to be overcome by tricking the huge creature, Polyphemus. "My heart beat high now at the chance of action,/ and drawing the sharp sword from my hi ... r..."(L.244- 247) Only the most fearless man would have such courage to attempt facing a giant like Polyphemus alone.The next values shown are self control and quick thinking. These values are represe ...

(5 pages) 568 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


ted for the master. Finally hecame, they were very surprised to see he was a greatCyclops named Polyphemus. Angry that they invadedhis home he ate some of the men and rolled a stoneacross the ... n he and his men took a pieceof lumber which they found in the cave and bravelystuck it thought Polyphemus' one eye.He was blinded. After a few minutes of trying tocapture them he opened the ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Analysis Of Odysseus

he Odyssey shows that Odysseus is a very intelligent man. His brilliance is evident in when he told Polyphemus that his name was "No Body"� which lead to his escape from the Cyclopes' island (I ...

(2 pages) 5364 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hospitality in the Odyssey

obey the rules, they are shown as moral, upstanding Greeks who act in accordance with their culture.Polyphemus breaks the moral code by trapping Odysseus and his men within his cave, showing his blata ... n within his cave, showing his blatant inhospitality and, therefore, immorality. Odysseus shouts to Polyphemus, "You barbarian - how can any man on earth come visit you after this? What you've done ou ...

(1 pages) 18 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers