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Character Analyis Of Odyseey In The Odyssey By Homer

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What would you do if you had to sail to Troy from Ithica to fight in a war? In the story ‘The Odyssey’, by Homer, Odysseus, the king of Ithica to Troy to fight in the Trojan war. Because Odysseus is a clever, brave, and sometimes arrogant man, he is faced with many scary situations, but he makes it through all of them.
Odysseus was faced with many jaw-dropping situations. He is able to think fast and come up with clever plans all throughout the story. He and his men were trapped in a cave, which belonged to the Cyclops, a man-eating giant. The Cyclops had a huge boulder that he used to block the entrance to the cave. Odysseus and his men happened to find the cave while the Cyclops was in the field with his sheep. While they were in the cave, the Cyclops came back and put the boulder back in the entrance. He asked Odysseus what his name was. Odysseus told him his name was Nobody. The Cyclops starts to get mad and he eats two of Odysseus’ men. The rest of his men want to team up and kill the Cyclops, but Odysseus thought fast and knew that if they killed him they wouldn’t be able to move the boulder. Odysseus was able to come up with a very clever plan. He gave to Cyclops a bunch of wine and got him drunk. As soon as he passed out from drinking too much, Odysseus and his men found a six foot stake and carved the end into a sharp point. They climbed onto a ledge above where the Cyclops was sleeping and threw the sharp-pointed stake into the Cyclops’ only eye. As the Cyclops was screaming in pain, other giants of the land rushed to the cave. They all asked who did this to him, but since Odysseus told the Cyclops his name was Nobody, the Cyclops told the other giants ‘Nobody has tricked me, Nobody’s ruined me!’ All the giants went back to their caves. While the Cyclops was blind, Odysseus came up with another clever plan. He and his men got in the fur of the giant sheep, and when the Cyclops let the sheep into the field, they jumped out of the fur and ran to the ship where they...

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