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Tae Jung

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Transcript of Polyphemus

Cyclops of Sicily Polyphemus Background of Polyphemus "The Odyssey" is a story told by the epic poet
Homer. It is a story of a hero named Odysseus
coming back from the Trojan War.
While sailing through the Mediterranean, he comes in contact with the island of Sicily; home of the Cyclopes.
One of the cyclops that Odysseus faced in its cave was known as Polyphemus.
Polyphemus held Odysseus and his men
trapped inside his home. During Odysseus captivity in the dark cave, he
learns about Polyphemus as he tries to get his men
out alive.
Odysseus sees that Polyphemus is gullible since he believed many things Odysseus said.
He believed that Odysseus was a great surgeon and could give Polyphemus a new face.
He also believed that Odysseus's name was "Nobody"; this helped him to fool the other cyclopes around the island. Talent of Polyphemus Polyphemus did not have wisdom, charm, or skill.
The only talent that Polyphemus and the other cyclopes had was incredible strength.
This talent that they were born with was used to trap Odysseus and his men captive inside his cave by placing a large boulder at the opening of the cave.
Without his strength he wouldn't be able to face Odysseus and his men. Special Abilities of Polyphemus Even thought Polyphemus was stabbed in the eye and blinded by Odysseus, he could still follow Odysseus's men.
He could do so because he can sense men's fear
and so he could follow them to their ship.
This lead to Odysseus revealing his name to
Polyphemus then prayed to his father;
Poseidon to punish Odysseus, which started
Odysseus's long, cruel journey. Polyphemus's Allusion Polyphemus's 2 Epithets
and Self Epithet. Polyphemus- One-eye no man

Polyphemus- Believer

Self Epithet- Black Heart Polyphemus's Quotation "Father, avenge me."

This quote is said by Polyphemus, crying
to his father; Poseidon.
He asked of his father to punish Odysseus
and his men for what he has done to Polyphemus.
(Blinding Polyphemus)
This is one of the main reasons why
Poseidon prevented Odysseus and his crew
from reaching Ithaca; their home. M.L.A Envslin, Bernard. "The Cyclopes". New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1987. Book/Print

"Polyphemus." udallas. Doug Hutchison. Web. 18 June 2007 Flaws of Polyphemus
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