# THE CYCLOPS  Problem Solving: 1)how to impair the giant without diminishing his strength / find raw materials for the spear (olive tree) 2)thinking of.

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THE CYCLOPS  Problem Solving: 1)how to impair the giant without diminishing his strength / find raw materials for the spear (olive tree) 2)thinking of a way to dull the giant’s senses and make him sleep soundly (wine from Maron)

THE CYCLOPS  Problem Solving Cont. 3) tell the Cyclops his name is “nobody” also spelled “nohbdy” 4) ram spear into the eye of the Cyclops 5) ties men to the rams (underneath) in order to escape the Cyclops cave

THE CYCLOPS  Epic Simile  boring the spike into the Cyclops’ eye is like drilling into a plank (lines 291-295)  Epic Simile  hissing eyeball like the sound of hot metal plunged into a tub of cold water (lines 300-303)

THE CYCLOPS  Epithet  -Odysseus: “ raider of cities ” (line 418)  Epithet  -Poseidon: “ blue girdler of the islands ” (line 443)

THE CYCLOPS  Personification  - “ young dawn with fingertips of rose ” (line 211)  Personification  - “ death sat there huge ” (line 331)

THE CYCLOPS  The Escape: -uses mental strength (intelligence) -O boasting about his escape, so Cyclops hurls a hilltop at them -O’s human weakness = PRIDE (notice how often excessive pride – HUBRIS - occurs in literature)  tells the Cyclops his real name -Cyclops calls on his father, Poseidon, to doom O’s voyage home

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