Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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Odysseus was faced with many troubles on his way home from the ten year war with Troy. Three of the challenges he faced where, the Kikonians, the Lotus eaters, and the monstrous Cyclops. Most of the challenges took place because of the arrogance and pride of Odysseus. He may be genius, but he is still mortal. When Odysseus and his men land on the island of the Kikonians, Odysseus's greed gets the best of him and his men as they steal all the livestock, women and riches from the Kikonians. Drunk and pirating; still they stay on the land only to get ambushed by the neighboring Kikonians responding to the cries of their fellow men. The Kikonians overthrew Odysseus and his men, he lost several companions. In the land of the Lotus eaters there…show more content…
When Odysseus gets here he finds that the inhabitants are mountainous Cyclops, one with the name of Polyphemus. Odysseus enters the home of Polyphemus and eats and drinks with his men, but as they want to leave Odysseus decides to stay and confront the beast. When the Cyclops returns Odysseus asks for a gift. The Cyclops doesn't take that nicely and eats two of his men, then goes to sleep. The Cyclops closed his door with a giant boulder, way too big for Odysseus to move even with all his men. So Odysseus comes up with a plan, him and his men sharpen a log and then jab the Cyclops in his only eye. The Cyclops awakes writhing in pain. Opens the door way and sits waiting for someone to cross through is path. Odysseus is smarter, he decides to tie him and his men to the bottom of the Cyclops sheep and when the Cyclops let his sheep out to graze the men would ride with them completely unknown. This plan worked and the men escaped and made it to the ship only for Odysseus pride to get to him once again. He begins to taunt the Cyclops making him even madder, and then Odysseus states his name and where he is from. The Cyclops stops and says that his father is Poseidon, god of the sea and that he will get
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