He then hardens a wooden staff and when Polyphemos returns he gets him drunk with the wine from his ship. When Polyphemos passes out, Odysseus stabs the wood stick into Polyphemos’ eye. Then when morning comes Odysseus and his crewmen escape by clinging to the bellies of the sheep and return to their ship. Polyphemos then throws a boulder at the ship, which was out of reach, and sends up a prayer to his father, Poseidon, to make their journey home
“First he mixed the tar, then applied the tar, then he took a break, then he hammered some nails.” Another difference was the crew. Noah just brought his family while Gilgamesh had a full boat crew in addition to his family. They both used a dove to test whether they would get some land soon but then Gilgamesh used other birds and it was finally the Raven that found land. The god element in these two stories was interesting. Noah’s god was essentially disgusted with himself for having made these sinful creatures and decided to kill everything.
First, in various stories Odysseus is very contradicting to himself because he is only hero-like some of the time. When he and his men were raiding the Cyclops’ cave they could have left before the Cyclops got there and they could have avoided a lot of trouble. But Odysseus wanted to be a hero and wanted to stay and fight the Cyclops. This was a very selfish move of him and ended up being the wrong decision because it cost him a few of his best men. Later when he redeems himself he tells the Cyclops his name is nobody and gets him drunk.
For example, when Odysseus and his crew go out and pillage the former allies of the trojans like a bunch of pirates. He and his crew in the midst of celebration, are caught off guard by their reinforcements. In the end, Odysseus must retreat back to the boat with a little less men than before. Odysseus and his crew didn’t even need to go and pillage the island, they simply did it because it was there, and the inhabitants were former enemies. And as a result, are pushed back due to their overconfidence.
Odysseus embodies the quality of bravery while defeating the Cyclops, proving that he is a good leader. Odysseus and his men sail through the dark night to the land of the Cyclopes, where they encounter the callous Polyphemus. After momentarily conversing with the stranded sailors, Polyphemus, dismembers and makes a meal out of two of Odysseus’s men. He then imprisons Odysseus with the rest of Odysseus’s ship mates in his cave for future meals. Despite of the tragedy Odysseus remains to keep his moral high and hatches up a plan to deceive Polyphemus.
Or friendly to strangers, god- fearing men?” (9.195-196) When Odysseus meets the Cyclops he is scared at first but then he gets some nerve and explains to the Cyclops who they are. The Cyclops does not spare their lives and they get trapped in his cave. Odysseus is angered by this and also because the Cyclops ate some of his men. He says, “he left me there, the heart inside me brooding on revenge: how could I pay him back? Would Athena give me glory?” (9.354-355) Odysseus’s character is very clever and he devises a plan to get revenge on the Cyclops and also to escape the cave they are in.
Odysseus first reveals his cleverness when he encounters Polyphemus’ cave. Before he decides to venture to the cave, he gets a feeling that something bad is going to happen and decides to bring along his magical bottle of wine. When he reaches the cave the Cyclops sensed that Odysseus and his crew were in his cave and traps them inside. When Polyphemus eats one of Odysseus’ men, Odysseus yells at him for not showing hospitality and he in turn will be punished by Zeus. If it was not for his cleverness during this time of his adventure odysseus and his entire crew would have been killed by the cyclops.
It was mad. But sometimes he was afraid that he didn't exist. A group of drunk boys ganged up on Simon in the park, but quickly ran off after Simon beat them to a pulp, except for one who was comepletely drugged and believed he was invisible and unable to die. Simon wanted to ignore him but became insane after the boy called Simon a "nobody". Simon became infruriated and made that boy his next meal as he tore his wrist apart.
Why bait the beast again? Let him alone!...He’ll smash our timbers and our heads together” (lines 449-454)! Odysseus boasts to the Cyclops while he and his men are escaping the island. He is putting his shipmates’ lives in danger, but he does not care, and does it again. Likewise, Odysseus shows acts of selfishness, “as [he] sent them on toward Scylla [and] told them nothing...they would have dropped their oars
This shows that savagery haunts Jack because he enforced more violence than his normal self. Another example of savagery among Jack from the book includes the scene of the snatching of Piggy’s specs. The controller of the specs controls the fire. When Jack stole the specs from Piggy, Piggy and Ralph lost the chance of making a fire to help signal that they needed help to get off the island that they got trapped on. However, Jack never understood or cared.