Essays Tagged: "Cyclops"

The Odyssey

h gale force, breaking both forestays"(p.465, 678-682) destroying the ship. When Odysseus tells the Cyclops "Poseidon Lord, who sets the earth a-tremble,/ broke it up on the rocks.....a wind from seaw ...

(2 pages) 138 1 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Odysseus's Challenges

us had to face many challenges during his travels; a few of these difficulties were a cannibalistic Cyclops, huge whirlpools, determined suitors, along with many hardships. Odysseus fought constantly ... 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, / everyone calls me Nohbdy'. (pg. 452, 341 ...

(3 pages) 114 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology


is epic poemteaches values. The most important one is bravery. The reason Odysseus is able toescape Cyclops and Spirits from Hades is because he is brave. He is not afraid to facethem. His bravery is ... an 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 human flesh, and learn how good a drink we kept ...

(2 pages) 104 1 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The poem "Ithaca" and how allusion is used in it.

Lestrygonians are cannibals who destroy all of Odysseus' ships except his own and kill the crews. A Cyclops is a ficticious creature with one eye. A Poseidon is a fierce monster."Ithaca"By: Constantin ...

(2 pages) 43 0 3.0 Feb/2003

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

This is about The Odessy and Odysseus' 4 part plan

ut the dream of returning home to his son and wife.The first part of Odysseus' plan was to meet the Cyclops and observe him. Once found out how powerful he was, he would then make weapons strong enoug ... lanned very carefully. He always thought of the risks he put his men and self in. Unfortunately the Cyclops was not very friendly at all. Any man he could catch, he would rip apart and devour. He noti ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Odyssey" by Homer.

s for myself I took my twelve best fighters and went ahead" when describing how he investigates the Cyclops. He is brave enough to look into any situation, no matter how dangerous it may seem. He has ...

(1 pages) 22 0 3.0 Apr/2003

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

X-Men: The Comic VS. The Movie Comparison Contrast

I also mean the lineup. The original members of the X-Men in the comic book were Professor Xavier, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Iceman, Angel and Beast. In the movies original X-Men the lineup was Professor X ... rful and varied in materials. The costumes in the movie were all leather, mostly black and one red. Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Wolverine all wore blue and yellow spandex in the comic. In the movie they w ...

(3 pages) 89 0 3.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Goddess Athena is the main female Character in the Odyssey.

turns to his homeland without being killed. She helps him when he is threatened to be killed by the Cyclops. When the Cyclops threatens to tell his father that Odysseus was the one who injured him Ath ...

(1 pages) 47 1 2.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Wisdom vs. Strength in Odyssey.

eus tempts Polyphemus's sense of hearing. Odysseus talks about his name. Odysseus tells Polyphemus "Cyclops, try this wine- to top off the banquet of human flesh you've bolted down!"(9.388-3.389) Shre ... use Polyphemus has put a boulder at the doorway and this boulder does not encourage the neighboring Cyclops to help, because they can not see what is happening in the cave. In addition, Odysseus takes ...

(3 pages) 39 1 2.0 Nov/2003

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

The Eradication of Guinea Worm in Africa

122) The "Water Fleas" that are involved in the life cycle of Guinea Worm are also referred to as 'Cyclops'.In the water, the larvae are swallowed by small copepods "water fleas." The worms mature in ... potentially successful candidate for eradication.*Diagnosis is easy and unambiguous (emerging worm)*Cyclops is not a mobile vector like a mosquito*Incubation period in both Cyclops and human is of lim ...

(6 pages) 21 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

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

y 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 to make him drun ... dy calls me Nohbdy" (p. 608, lines 298-299). Odysseus showed bravery and strength when fighting the Cyclops. Although Odysseus did not carry out his action, he was brave enough to be willing to risk h ...

(2 pages) 68 2 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Greeks placed great importance on hospitality. How is this displayed throughout Homer's The Odyssey?

ose who welcome without question, such as the Phaecians, those who neglect their duty as hosts, the Cyclops and those who abuse the guest friendship that is extended to them, the Suitors. How these di ... ing Zeus himself.It is this aspect of Zeus that Odysseus tries to emphasize when he first meets the Cyclops. He tells him that Zeus is "...the god of guests: guests are sacred to him, and he goes alon ...

(4 pages) 80 0 3.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

of aspiration can be found 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 ... phemus may seem impossible,Odysseus did not lose hope or doubt himself. Not only does he defeat the Cyclops but he even rubs it in it's face. "If any mortal man inquire how you were put to shame, tell ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

ence againstPolyphemus, and escapes from him. Odysseus first uses hisintelligence when he tells the Cyclops that his name is nobody:" 'Nobody-- that's my name. Nobody-- so my mother and father callme, ... me. Nobody-- so my mother and father callme, and my friends'"(223, lines 410-411).When he gouges theCyclops's eye, the Cyclops tries to obtain aid from his friends andscreams out " 'Nobody, friends. N ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is an essay based on the Odyssy and talks about the meaning of acceptance and hospitality.

ssey. In this epic, Odysseus is depicted as a very strong man who defeatsnumerous foes, such as the Cyclops, Scylla, and Circe during his journey home toIthaca following the Trojan War. Upon returning ... land on the island of the Cyclopes, where they explore a cave and becometrapped inside by a savage Cyclops named Polyphemus. Odysseus warned Polyphemusthat Zeus would punish any person that mistreats ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Hero's First Death, an essay on Homer's The Odyssey

r" (9.421) into the man-eater's "great eye socket" (9.419). He hadto do this instead of killing the Cyclops because if he "killed him [Odysseus and his men] perishedthere is well, for [they] could nev ...

(3 pages) 45 0 4.3 May/2004

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


flicts that Odysseus overcomes show that he is highly courageous. For example, the episode with the Cyclops proves he is clever because he tricked Polyphemus into thinking that his men were sheep. Ano ...

(1 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Odyssey, written by Homer

n flee after many of his men are killed. Afterwards Odysseus 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 Cyclo ...

(3 pages) 64 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Odysseus as Everyman in Homer's Odyssey

up without a father.Odysseus is also a proud man, with flaws. When he is leaving the island of the Cyclops, he makes a fatal mistake. He had gotten away scot-free and could have returned home but he ... . He had gotten away scot-free and could have returned home but he felt the need to yell out to the Cyclops that it was, in fact, Odysseus who blinded him. This cry to the Cyclops gains him the ire of ...

(1 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Hero Within

idst of events that prolongs his stay away from his homeland, Ithaca. The king's encounter with the Cyclops Polyphemous demonstrates immensely the courage that he possesses. In this situation, the cru ... ts in the way of his return to Ithaca provides him with the valor to do just that. He outsmarts the Cyclops by plying him with his best-aged wines until the supernatural being collapses from being dru ...

(4 pages) 28 0 3.0 Dec/2004

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