Wallace The Odyssey

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  • 1,200 BCE

    Trojan War

    Trojan War
    During the Trojan War Odysseus was the mighty king of Ithaca. He was one of the many Greeks who went to Troy. It was a 10 year battle, the Greeks were not succeeding. Odysseus the master of strategies came up with a stealthy plan to give the Trojans a giant horse as a sign of forfeiture. The giant horse was filled with Greeks. Odysseus plan transpired exactly as he wanted it to and the Trojans were ambushed by the Greeks inside the horse.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Trojan War Part 2

    Trojan War Part 2
    Odysseus lost a lot of men during this battle, but was able to think critically and come up with a plan to defeat the Trojans. He learned how to be a leader. The win over the Trojans helped Odysseus gain confidence. I infer his reputation was feared by others. Finally, he earned the trust of his crew with the master plan he created.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Lotus Eaters

    Lotus Eaters
    Odysseus and his men were on their journey home and came across the Island of Lotus. Odysseus met the Lotus Eaters, surprisingly they were not looking to hurt Odysseus and his crew. Lotus Eaters are natives of the Island of Lotus. Odysseus's men ate some Lotus, which is a plant that makes honey. Odysseus found out that Lotus causes a transient state and as a result his crew was unwilling to leave for home. Odysseus tied all his men down to the row benches and they started back home.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Lotus Eaters Part 2

    Lotus Eaters Part 2
    Odysseus as a leader did a good job of being alert and reactive. He was able to recognize that his men were mentally altered. Being the unselfish leader he was he took his men on the ship and made sure they were heading home.Odysseus should have learn to be more cautious and proactive.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Cyclopes

    Cyclopes
    After Odysseus and his men left the Island of Lotus Eaters they went to The Land of Cyclopes, Giants, and Louts. A Cyclopes is a person and the name of a land. Before Odysseus and his crew arrived Cyclopes's agricultural process was a mystery . Cyclopes and his civilians don't plow, sow by hand, nor till the ground. Cyclopes and the people that live on his land have no muster and no consultation or tribal ways. Every giant lives in it's own cave which consist of a husband/wife and children.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Cyclopes Part 2

    Cyclopes Part 2
    Odysseus was able to gain respect for the culture and differences of the Cyclopes and giants, which were not as modern as the other gods and humans. Odysseus can utilize some of Cyclopes's agricultural techniques or enhance their strategies by incorporating some of his skills. Odysseus may have learned from their mistake of not tending the plants which could benefit him. I infer that having input from other sources will make Odysseus a more valuable and knowledgeable leader.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Aeolus and the Bag of Wind

    Aeolus and the Bag of Wind
    After leaving the land of Cyclopes, Odysseus and his crew sailed to Aeolus' home. Aeolus is the God of wind. He gave Odysseus a bag full of wind which should lead them home. They were almost at Ithaca when Odysseus' men were tempted to look into the bag. They suspected Aeolus gave Odysseus a bag of gold and silver. They opened the bag that contained wind and the wind blew them back to Aeolia. This time when Odysseus asked Aeolus for help Aeolus refused, resulting in a longer journey to Ithaca.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Part 2 Aeolus and the Bag of Wind

    Part 2 Aeolus and the Bag of Wind
    From this story Odysseus learned how to use his resources. He used Aeolus to help him and his men return on their journey home. Odysseus lost the trust of his men because they didn't believe that it was just a bag of wind, but a fortune of silver and gold. This wasn't good because now their journey home would be longer. He also could have done a better job explaining why they should not open the bag, including the consequences that came along with opening the bag of wind.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Circe

    Circe
    Circe's Hall was where Odysseus and his men was introduced to the witch Circe. Half of Odysseus men got baited to meet Circe ans they got turned into swines/pigs. Then Eurochulas went to report to Odysseus. Odysseus went to save his men. He made a deal with Circe that if he got in her " Bed of Love" she would turn his men back human. That's exactly what he did and his men were humans again.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Circe Part 2

    Circe Part 2
    Odysseus showed how loyal he is to his crew. He also showed bravery going back to save his men. He did something he really didn't want to do to save his men which is brave and loyal. Odysseus showed perseverance too because he could have easily left his men and said " Oh Well" and not save his me, but he did what a leader would do. Odysseus showed what a great leader is because he let his men go free and they got in trouble so he had to go behind them and basically fix their mistakes.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Scylla&Charybdis

    Scylla&Charybdis
    Scylla is a monster that has six heads. According to what Circe told Odysseus that six of his men will be eaten. This will only happen if Odysseus and his men get to close to Scylla. Charybdis is a whirlpool that is powerful enough to sink a big ship. She will drown the ship and everything and one aboard the ship
  • 1,200 BCE

    Scylla & Charybdis

    Scylla & Charybdis
    Odysseus was being a good leader helping his men cope with their fear of these monsters. Although Odysseus didn’t tell his men they were going to die he protected him by not telling them. This is what leaders do show loyalty and help their people when scared, in danger, and etc that’s what Odysseus did throughout this story
  • 1,200 BCE

    Sirens

    Sirens
    Odysseus and his crew sailed through the sirens and they thought they were going to be in danger. Odysseus then took this opportunity to help his men and filled their ears so they won't hear the sirens. Odysseus made sure his men was safe, but he didn't fill his hears. Odysseus then tied himself to the ship. As they went through they were fine, unharmed, and not tempted.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Helios

    Helios
    Odysseus went to pray to the gods, while his men were still on the ship. As Odysseus is praying his men went to kill some cattle.This went against Odysseus commands. Odysseus came back he was furious. He yelled and screamed at his men. Helios found out about the dead cattle and demand the gods to avenge his cattle. Helios in the gods came to an agreement. As Odysseus and his men were on the ship Zeus struck the ship killed some of his man and sent Odysseus back to sure.
  • 1,200 BCE

    Helios part 2

    Helios part 2
    Odysseus could have learned to be a better leader throughout the story. He should know his man well enough to know that they don’t have any integrity. Odysseus could have handled the situation better as a leader he didn’t have to yell he could have calmly talk to him even though he was frustrated. As a leader you should know the people that fall lien and know when and how to control your anger threw tough situations.
  • 1200

    Sirens part 2

    Sirens part 2
    Analysis: Odysseus showed he is a born leader because he took care of his men first before himself. He made sure they were okay and that they would be safe. He then protected himself. His men and him mad it through safely this shows how proactive and alert he was.