The Odyssey Book Summary

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Narrator: Odysseus and his crew landed on an island that was close to the land of the Cyclopes. They observed the large beings from afar, feasting on the wildlife that roamed the land. They decided to set sail towards the land after a couple of days. As Odysseus and his associates were navigating along the cove, the group came across a cavern that had livestock in a sheepfold. Products of dairy were plenteous in the hollow; it was the domicile of a Cyclops. Odysseus’ crew only wanted to purloin the animals and food and abscond. Odysseus desired more than something as mere as food and livestock. The men hid as they saw the large being enter the cave and place wood into the blaze of the fireplace. The large creature spotted the men in the corner…show more content…
His orb was sanguinary and bootless. They had rendered him sightless with the whetted timber. Cyclopes from different areas came to aid him, but he told him that “Nohbdy had harmed him.” The others came to the conclusion that literally nobody was hurting him, and they went back into their own caves. The next morning when the aurora was in its prime, the Cyclops went to take his livestock outside. Odysseus and his men latched themselves to the bottom sides of the animals, and the Cyclops couldn’t notice them as they escaped, as he had been blinded by the attack. The men took the animals and absconded. As they sailed away from his home, Odysseus taunted him with arrogance and vainglory prevalent in his tone.

Odysseus: ‘O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny, am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal? Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!’

Narrator: The Cyclops was full of ire and began to hurl large masses of terra firma at the nautical craft. Odysseus and his ship’s compliments evaded the Cyclops. The Cyclops began to pray to his patriarch, Poseidon to give Odysseus and his men an exigent time during their voyage. The giant was positive that Poseidon, divinity of the briny deep, would accord retribution to the hapless
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