The Odyssey

Book 9

Summary

In this chapter he is talking to Phaeacians about what happened and what he has to go through on the islands. So what happens is that they go to troy and the win and they are on the way home and the go to island and get food and stuff but they fight back and 6 men from each ship dies. Then they go to locust and the crew eats the fruit and for gets everything and they want to stay there. But Odysseys doesn't let them then they go to the cyclops island to get food but when they are there the cyclops comes and they get captured and he eats two men and. He makes a plan to escape by setting a fire and getting the Polyphemus drunk and then stabs him in the eye and gets away. Then Polyphemus prays to his father Poseidon for revenge.

Theme

That don't give up when there is still a chance of getting what you want. Odysseys doesn't give up on getting home. He does the things he has to do to get home to his land and to his son and his wife. Don't give up when there is still a chance

Quotes

Quote 1: ‘“Hear me, Poseidon who circle the earth, dark-haired. If truly I am your son, and you acknowledge yourself as my father, grant that Odysseus, sacker of cities, son of Laertes, who makes his home in Ithaka, may never reach that home; but if it is decided that he shall see his own people, and come home to his strong-founded house and to his own country, let him come late, in bad case, with the loss of all his companions, in someone else’s ship, and find troubles in his household.” ‘So he spoke in prayer, and the dark-haired god heard him.’ He had to many things to get home or to start the voyage home. He didn't give up he kept on going.


Quote 2: 'Next I told the rest of the men to cast lots, to find out which of them must endure with me to take up the great beam and spin it in the Cyclops' eye when sweet sleep had come over him. The ones drew it whom I myself would have wanted chosen, four men, and I myself was the fifth, and allotted with them.' He didn't give up he knows what he is going to do. He made a plan and followed out that plan.