He shows that he’s hotheaded, good looking, and at times, pushes his men to work too hard Odysseus is hotheaded throughout the story but after defeating the Cyclops he takes it a little too far. He and his men were finally escaping the island of the Cyclopes when Odysseus taunts “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny, am I, in a caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating we gave you, you dammed cannibal?
Odysseus also hatches an ingenious plan here – first intoxicating the Cyclops with wine so he falls fast asleep, and then blinding him with a sharpened wooden pole. The following describes the moment that Odysseus and his men carry out the plot to blind the Cyclops – ‘Seizing the olive pole, they drove its sharpened end into the Cyclops’ eye, while I used my weight from above to twist it home, like a man boring a ship’s timber with a drill which his mates below him twirl with a strap they hold at either end, so that it spins continuously.’ Also, just before the Cyclops falls asleep, after drinking the wine, he asks Odysseus his name, to which he replies, ‘my name is nobody.’ This is a clever trick and a show of good
Odysseus knew he couldn’t physically defeat the Cyclops so he used his intelligence to defeat him. So, Odysseus got he Cyclops drunk the next day and started conversing, when the Cyclops asked Odysseus of his name he says his name is “nobody”, when the Cyclops fells because of intoxication
Nicholas shows his butt and farts in Absalon’s face, but Absalon sticks him with a hot poker, and when Nicholas cries for water, the husband thinks that this is the sign that the flood is coming, and so he crashes to the floor. The neighbors laugh at John’s preparation for flood and that he has lost his mind. Plus, they know for sure that his wife has cheated on him. Literary Merit: Irony Chaucer uses the idea of irony in his language to create his characters and their unique natures. The character of Alison, despite her attempts to create an image of a lady, is completely promiscuous, and from this emerges dishonesty.
(A third definition of "myth" would simply say that it is "something that isn't so," which gets us off the hook without supplying an explanation.) Many people are surprised to learn that ancient myth was often at least as violent, if not more so, than the mayhem of our modern fantasies. The Greek god Kronos castrated his father with a pruning hook, then swallowed his own children; later, he was forced to vomit them up. The accursed hero Atreus cut the children of his brother Thyestes into little pieces, then served them to their father at a banquet. So much for the austere and decorous.
(pgs- 56-61) 82: “Works of damnation cannot lead to salvation.” The Bodhisattva and Hui-yen came across a monster when they came to The River of Sands. This monster was originally a marshal and because he had broken a crystal dish was banished and transformed into a Monster upon the orders of the Jade Emperor. The Bodhisattva questioned the monster because he was being punished for a sin and is was still committing sins by eating travellers who happen to pass by the river. “If the Government gets hold of you they’ll flog you to death; if the Buddhists get hold of you they’ll starve you to death.” The monster replied telling the Bodhisattva that it didn’t matter how many travellers he ate or the fact that he ate them because he would still be stuck in the river trying not to starve either way. “Heaven helps those who mean well” The Bodhisattva made the monster an offer and told him about how they were on a quest to find a seeker of scriptures.
Steve is enraged, and declares revenge on Mr. Crepsley when he grows up. Unbeknownst to Steve, Darren has hidden in the theater, witnessing the confrontation and becoming wary of Steve. Darren develops an obsession for Madam Octa, and returns to the theater to steal her, using his knowledge of Mr. Crepsley's true nature to his advantage. He trains the spider in secret with a flute that forces the spider to obey his commands. Eventually, Steve visits Darren, demanding to know why Darren is avoiding him.
Who was responsible for bring fire to mankind, who was chained to the top of a mountain and had his liver devoured by an eagle every night? The answer: Prometheus. This god was part of a mighty group of gods called Titans. The poet Hesoid described Prometheus as a trickster, and a troublemaker. Aeschylus described Prometheus as a “tragic hero”.
After Benvolio was teasing Fausutus from his window(because Benvolio was hungover after celebrating Bruno's return). He also sends dogs after him, completing the mythological story of the man Benvolio said he would turn himself into if Faustus proved to be a good conjuerer. P50-55 The two cardinals are clueless and get sent into the du grins because Faustus made them fall asleep p. 40-44ish As he is leaving with Mephostophilis they beat surrounding Friars and set fireworks off in the chambers. Horse-courser issue: Gave him an enchanted horse that stopped working when it went into water. When the horse-courser tries to confront Faustus, Faustus
One such man is Ganymede. Ganymede is a Trojan prince, the son of King Tros. Zeus seized him and carried off “fair-haired Ganymede” because of his beauty, so that he might be in the company of gods and pour wine for them in the house of Zeus. However, the abduction of his son causes King Tros to enter a lasting sorrow, for he had no idea where the divine whirlwind had taken his dear son. Zeus took pity of the King and gave him, as recompense for his son, brisk trotting horses, the kind which carry the gods.