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What Does Odysseus Tell The Cyclops After He Escaped?

Lauren Willson, M.A. Odysseus tells Polyphemus his name is “Nobody” to prevent Polyphemus from being able to successfully call for help when Odysseus enacts his escape plan. When Odysseus and his men are trapped in Polyphemus’s cave, he’s horrified as the cyclops eats some of his men.

What does Odysseus do with the sheep after escaping from Cyclops cave?

The cyclops Polyphemus traps Odysseus and his men in a cave, behind an enormous rock. Only the cyclops is strong enough to move the rock, so Odysseus can’t escape. While the cyclops is out with his sheep, Odysseus sharpens a piece of wood into a stake and hardens it in the fire.

Who does Odysseus pray to for support to defeat the Cyclops?

This, of course, comes to pass, and the details of Odysseus’ ten-year journey home are what comprise the bulk of The Odyssey. Polyphemus prayed to his father Poseidon that Odysseus never get home. If he did make it home, let it be many years away. He also prayed for Odysseus to lose all of his men/companions.

What motivates Odysseus to reveal his name and put his men in more danger?

Odysseus proudly shouts his name while leaving cyclops’s territory. He shouts his name loudly to torment cyclops which causes problems for him further. Hence, anger and pride motivate Odysseus to reveal his name and men in more danger.

What happens to the Cyclops after he drinks 3 bowls?

What happens to the Cyclops after he drinks 3 bowls? they hid under the Cyclops’s lambs. They got out from under them after the Cyclops let out the lambs.

What favor does the Cyclops grant Odysseus after being served with the wine?

Athen is the god of wisdom. What favor does the Cyclops grant Odysseus after being served the wine? The Cyclops gift to Odysseus is to eat him for dinner, but the Cyclops promises to eat the other men first and save “Nohbdy (Odysseus) for last.

What lesson did Odysseus learn from the Cyclops?

The story of Odysseus’ encounter with the Cyclops offers us two important lessons about self-control in contexts of change. These lessons are as relevant today as there were in Odysseus’ time. The first and most obvious lesson is that self-control is a vital commodity for dealing with change.

What does the Cyclops do to two of Odysseus men why is this action particularly ironic given the Greek customs of the laws of hospitality?

Why is this action particularly ironic given the Greek customs of “the laws of hospitality?” The cyclops eats two of Odysseus’ men and it is ironic simply because the Greek custom of “the law of hospitality” states that you should offer gifts to your visitors.

Why does Odysseus lie about his ship in lines 228 231 Why is this clever?

Odysseus lost many men in the battle before getting away. Why does Odysseus tell the lie in lines 228-231? To save his other men and protect their ships. What does the image of the men lifting their hands to Zeus suggest about the situation?

What code does the Cyclops violate?

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