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Q: Why didn't Odysseus kill the cyclops after it are two of his men?
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Why does Odysseus blind instead of kill the cyclops when he has a chance?

The cyclops (Polyphemus) has Odysseus and his men trapped in a cave. There is a large stone covering the entrance to the cave that is too big for Odysseus and his men to move. If he kills the cyclops, they will not be able to get out of the cave.


Why doesn't Odysseus kill the cyclops when he had the chance?

Odysseus does not kill the cyclops when he has the chance because if he does he and his men will perish to considering the cyclops is the only one strong enough to move the slab of rock covering the doorway to the cave.


Why do Odysseus and his men do not kill the cyclops after blinding him?

Odysseus realizes if they kill him, then they will be stuck inside anyway because there is a huge boulder in front of the door that only the giant cyclops (Polyphemus) can move.


Why doesn't Odysseus kill the cyclops?

Odysseus is a smart, smart man. If he had killed the cyclops then he and his men would have been trapped in the cyclops' cave forever. Remeber, he pushed a huge boulder in front of the door when he came in. If he had tried to kill him after he and his men escaped by hiding under the sheep then the cyclops would have cried out to his companions and all the rest of the Cyclopses would have come out and killed Odysseus, sunk his boat and killed his men. He is too smart to resort to violence right away... not like his companions in Troy.


Why should the cyclops free Odysseus and his men from the cave?

The cyclops werent even the ones to free Odysseus and his men, when the men were in the cave with their cyclops they blinded him with the cyclops's own sharpened bludgeon, Odysseus using he keen sense of mind says his name is "nobody", when the cyclops is stabbed with the steak, he screams having his friends from other caves come and ask what had happened/ who did this? his response is "nobody did this" so the other cyclops went away. When the blinded cyclops needed help he opened up his cave having the sheep inside to run out figuring that the men will be bound to escape and so when they do he can kill them. Smart enough, Odysseus and his men grabbed onto the underbellies of the sheep to safely excape. As the cyclops felt each sheep as they walked out of the cave, he was trying to make sure no men were escaping, but the cyclops not knowing they were underneith, and so Odysseus and his men escape thanks to Odysseus. As they enter their boats, the cyclops curses them and asks for his fathers help to kill the men who had injured him, his father being posiden. As they set sail, the waves are massive and the weather is awful, on top of that, the other cyclops were throwing boulders out to the ship to destroy it and its inhabitants aboard... hope this helps!

Related questions

When did Odysseus kill the cyclops?

Odysseus and his men blinded Polyphemus, but did not kill him.


Why didnt Odysseus kill cyclopes when he had the chance?

Only the Cyclops contains to strength required to move the massive boulder that's blocking the exit. If Odysseus killed the Cyclops, then Odysseus and the men in the cavern will starve to death.


Why does Odysseus blind instead of kill the cyclops when he has a chance?

The cyclops (Polyphemus) has Odysseus and his men trapped in a cave. There is a large stone covering the entrance to the cave that is too big for Odysseus and his men to move. If he kills the cyclops, they will not be able to get out of the cave.


Why doesn't Odysseus kill the cyclops when he had the chance?

Odysseus does not kill the cyclops when he has the chance because if he does he and his men will perish to considering the cyclops is the only one strong enough to move the slab of rock covering the doorway to the cave.


Why do Odysseus and his men do not kill the cyclops after blinding him?

Odysseus realizes if they kill him, then they will be stuck inside anyway because there is a huge boulder in front of the door that only the giant cyclops (Polyphemus) can move.


How does Odysseus lose six men in the land of the cyclops?

The Cyclops ate Odysseus' men.


How did Odysseus kill the cyclops Polyphemus?

Odysseus and his men blinded Polyphemus, but did not kill him. Odysseus and his men got Polyphemus (the cyclops) drunk on wine and while he was asleep they blinded him by poking him in the eye with a stick and then escaped by holding on underneath the sheep when he let them out of the cave to graze.


When did Odysseus kill the cyclopse?

Odysseus did not kill the cyclops. Polyphemus, Poseidon's one eyed son, was blinded by Odysseus and his men in "The Odyssey" by Homer, Part 1.


What did the cyclops do to Odysseus' men?

He ate Odysseus's men.


What is the name of the cyclops that Odysseus and men run into?

Polyphemus is the name of the giant cyclops that Odysseus and his men encounter.


How does Polyphemus meet Odysseus and his men?

Odysseus and his men wait in the cyclops cave, as Odysseus is curious as to who the cyclops is. As Polyphemus brings in his sheep, he spots the men in the cave.


Why did the cyclops imprison Odysseus?

The cyclops Polyphemus imprisons Odysseus and his men because to him, the men are tasty.