Odyssey Essay | Odysseus and Polyphemus: Monsters to Each Other

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Odysseus and Polyphemus: Monsters to Each Other

Summary: Shows how both Odysseus and Polyphemus are monsters to each other.


The Greek epic poem, written by Homer, called the Odyseey, has many different scenes involving beings that are viewed by Odysseus as monstrous. Thesis IV of Cohen's "Monster Theory" basically states that a person often view a thing as a monster if it differs from them in, ."..cultural, political, racial, economic, sexual" (Cohen 6) ways. Since the story is written in a way that seems to be very much in favor of Odysseus, because Odysseus is our narrator at this point of the story, we are given a very biased view of the situation and Polyphemus, the Cyclops, is clearly viewed as a monster. Oedipus may very well be just as much of a monster in the "eye" of Polyphemus, as Polyphemus is in the eyes pf Odysseus. This is caused by their cultures, physical appearances, and beliefs differing from one another.

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