Odysseus and his men were blown off course, and this began a 10-year struggle to return to ithaca adventures at sea odysseus and his men first landed at the city of cicones. The grace of the witch - book 10 (page 916) odysseus and his men next land on the island of aeolus, the wind king, and stay with him a month. So odysseus finally returned to his men and his ship, and sailed away from the underworld through oceanus, back to circe for more refreshment, comfort, a burial, and help to get home to ithaca his adventures were far from over. Odysseus pleads with his men to leave the cattle alone, for he knows of circe's warning odysseus and his men are waylaid by a sea storm, no doubt the fault of poseidon, and his men end up eating. The cyclops prays to his father poseidon that odysseus would get home to ithaca and if he was fated to make it home, odysseus would lose all of his men, his ship and find trouble at home this prayer became the plot line of the odyssey.
Odysseus had been warned about the whirlpool by circe, and he told his men to steer clear, keeping up against the base of the cliff opposite what he didn't tell the men was that the cliff harbored the dreaded scylla. The odyssey book 9 the men feel it was a foolish act because of the curse polyphemus placed on odysseus and his men as they were leaving. The aged but smarter odysseus taylor thompson but it is his foolishness that gets him into dangerous positions in the some of the men and promising to do the.
Here odysseus lost many men with a foolish raid they took food, destroyed the city, and killed several people since they did this foolish raid, zeus and the other gods punished odysseus and his men. At question is not the raid but odysseus' men's foolish disregard for his advice having gained victory and considerable plunder, odysseus wants to be on his way his men, on the other hand, drink and feast as the cicones gather reinforcements, skilled warriors who eventually rout the greeks. Without his quick wit, odysseus may never have reached home however, on the flip side, some of his men may have returned home if it wasn't for his foolishness odysseus is known for his persuasiveness. Odysseus has the brains and his resourcefulness to get out of tricky situations, the eloquence and charisma to inspire (and instill fear) in men, and the strength to fight his way out of any situation. His personal desire to have glory and fame often clouded odysseus' judgement as a leader and would often place his men in danger because of this however his poor leadership and judgement is a completely different page to his qualities as a hero etc to the greeks.
Odysseus and polyphemus the classical accounts in homer's epic, odysseus lands on the island of the cyclops during his journey home from the trojan war and, together with some of his men, enters a cave filled with provisions. She turns some of odysseus' men into pigs, but odysseus, helped by hermes who gives him a magical herb called moly, resists circe's witchcraft and attacks her with his sword overwhelmed by odysseus ' courage and determination, circe falls in love with him and agrees to transform the pigs back into men. Odysseus and his men could see the smoke from distant hearth fires but did not know who the inhabitants of the land might be on the following day, odysseus took his. How does odysseus overcome his foolishness in the beginning odysseus taunts the cyclops which almost gets him and his men killed by cyclops throwing a bolder asked by andrew c #213189 on 11/14/2011 6:02 pm.
Odysseus is faithful to his men, but ultimately, his loyalty is to his home and family as circe says to odysseus during his journey, now give those kine a wide berth, keep your thoughts / intent upon your course for home, / and hard seafaring brings you all to ithaka (homer 213. Odysseus returns to aeaea, where he buries elpenor and spends one last night with circe she describes the obstacles that he will face on his voyage home and tells him how to negotiate them as he sets sail, odysseus passes circe's counsel on to his men they approach the island of the lovely. Odysseus introduces himself and begins his story, starting with the moment his men leave troy we've got almost ten years to cover here he starts by describing his home—the island of ithaka of course—and all of the surrounding islands.
Foolishness of agamemnon what do you think of odysseus and his men's behavior in the raid of ismarus (the kikones episode) given the reunion of odysseus. As odysseus and his men were sailing away, he revealed his true identity to polyphemos enraged, polyphemos tried to sink the ship with boulders, but, because he was.
Why is odysseus a bad leader raid on the cicones he blames his men, but as a leader he couldn't control them or lead them to the right decision. Eurylochus- odysseus' insolent shipmate that had suspected circe of mischief when his scouting party went to investigate aeaea, who was able to escape and warn odysseus of circe's sorcery after she had turned some of their men into pigs. In spite of his cleverness, what foolish actions does odysseus display what is the result of this foolishness he teases cyclops for letting them escape then tells his name and where he is from cyclops throws part of the hillside after the ship and nearly shipwrecks the sailors. Odyssey book 10 and 9 study play who is the god of the winds aiolos what favor does he do for odysseus and his men what foolish thing does odysseus do.