Polyphemus In Odysseus In Homer's The Odyssey

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In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus portrays Polyphemus as a savage, unintelligent, brutal monster. The Cyclops is a towering brute who is much larger and stronger than the men. When he asks the men where there ship is, Odysseus explains that Poseidon destroyed it so now they are stranded, which in theory gives Polyphemus an advantage, so with this, Homer writes, “Neither reply not pity came from him, but in one stride he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor” (Homer 989). Polyphemus doesn’t show a hint of sympathy towards Odysseus and his men. When he hears that they’re stuck without a ship, he jumps at the opportunity to attack them. He simply eats the

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