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Why does Odysseus leave the men?
After Odysseus' men slaughter the cattle of Helios, Zeus smashes their ship with lightning, drowning all of Odysseus' men.
he is wants to see what a cyclops looks like
The character that Odysseus shows while leaving the Cyclops' island was arrogance. He boast abouts name and his form of nobility to try and make Polyphemus scared. …The character that Odysseus shows while leaving the Cyclops' island was arrogance. He boast abouts name and his form of nobility to try and make Polyphemus scared.
The men who eat the lotus become very content and forget about returning home. They have to be dragged back to the ship by Odysseus so that they will not stay on the island fo…rever, only desiring to eat lotus.
to the island of the cicones
They wish to return home to Ithaca, and return to their family and friends. They make their request known after a year on the island.
"But the Cyclops there, still groaning, racked with agony , groped around for the huge slab, and heaving it from the doorway, down he sat in the caves mouth, his arms spread w…ide, hoping to catch a comrade stealing out with sheep-- such a blithering fool he took me for." Robert Fagle's: The Odyssey page 224 between section 460 and 470
86 men on 12 ships
She turned his men into pigs...
He bloccks the entrance to the cave with a large rock. Don't forget he snacked on the men and said he'd eat Odysseus last because he gave him the wine....
Scylla and Charybdis are encountered.
In the second book the men wanted to steal food from the cyclops and leave but odysseus wanted to see the cyclops. (bad choice)
cause they dont wanna die
He doesn't, he sends them to scout the island and then drags them back to the ship when they eat the fruit.
Polyphemus places a huge rock over the entrance to his cave.