Odysseus and the Cyclops Odysseus and his men were on their boatand Odysseus had noticed a big island that was not too far from them. As theygot closer they seen a large goat pen outside of a cave and as they werelooking Odysseus and his men seen cheeses and meat that they could desire for.So, once they made it into the cave they decided to stay overnight. WhenOdysseus and his men were sleeping the Cyclops had came back (he was a big man)and as he’d walked in seeing Odysseus and his men sleeping he grabbed two ofOdysseus men and bashed both of their brains out on everyone by eating them forbreakfast. After he took two of his men Odysseus andsome of men decided to make a plan to escape from Cyclops.
So Odysseus gaveCyclops a cup of wine (remember Cyclops never drunk wine before) that came fromashore of skins that will make him go to sleep. Once the wine started to kickin Cyclops asked for Odysseus name he told him that his name was “Nobody” butCyclops was too drunk to even remember. When Cyclops had fallen asleep Odysseusand his men took a timber and heated the sharpened end and with all theirstrength they pushed the sharpened end into Cyclops eye and that’s when Cyclopsjumped up and started panicking everyone started to escape out of the cave. Butas he was panicking some of Odysseus men couldn’t get out of the cave. So whenOdysseus and his troop escaped they left the island soon as possible.
One of the problems with using the Odysseystory is in our classroom. In are classes some of us are often familiar withthe most popular sections of the epic. A lot of us have heard the adventures inbook 9-12. Like now I’m going to start comparing with the odyssey story.Odysseus interacted with the Cyclops, he experienced with Circe the goddess,his time hades, and many more.
But, formal and informal surveys of students theOdyssey story is one of the least- read book.