Island of Cicones After the Trojan War, Odysseus lands on the island of Cicones where his men raid

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Island of Cicones
After the Trojan War, Odysseus lands on the island of Cicones where his men raid the city of Ismarus. While doing this they also attack their people and rob them of their belongings. Once the goods were divided and shared, Odysseus advised his men that they depart. The crew goes against him and stay. As the team of men enjoys the Cicones sheep and wine, the Cicones become tougher and greater in size. They become so good to where they are able to take down Odysseus’s men. He loses seventy-two men and quickly sails away before more are killed.
Odysseus’ and his men should have learned to do to others what they would have them do to them. Just as they wouldn’t have wanted someone to raid there island and steal their food and
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This adventure teaches him that beauty cannot always be trusted because often times what lies beneath that alleviating blanket is something truthfully dreadful. This story can relate to modern day in the sense that drugs are similar to the Lotus flower. They both cause you to forget where you come from and what matters to you. They can change people entirely just like the men were changed by eating the flower. Once the drug is consumed, life is turned into a mission of just obtaining more of that drug or in the stories case the Lotus, where escape is infeasible.

Island of the Cyclops
The ship then came to the island of the Cyclops, where they were led by the aroma of meat to the cave of the Cyclops Polyphemus. They ate and drank to their hearts content. After a good amount of time the Cyclops returned to his cave with his herd of large sheep to where after rolling his stone against the mouth of the cave found Odysseus and his men dwelling in his cave. Polyphemus became furious and grabbed two of Odysseus’ men smashed their heads against the rocks, ate them, and then fell asleep. Odysseus could not hurt the Cyclops since he was the only one strong enough to move the stone away from the entrance. The next morning he took two men and repeated the same actions as the day before. As soon as

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