The Adventures of Ulysses - Study Guide Section 10, The Sirens & Scylla and Charybdis Summary & Analysis

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In "The Sirens," Ulysses tells his men that they must stop at Thrinacia for provisions, but first they must sail through the strait of the Sirens. The men block their ears with wax while Ulysses has them tie him to the mast so that he will not direct them to the Sirens. The sail is lowered, and the men take their positions at the oars. Ulysses wishes his ears were blocked as he hears the Sirens and fights his desire to go to them. He breaks from the mast, but Perimedes and Eurylochus circumvent his attempt until the others help tie Ulysses back to the mast. As Ulysses fights against his bonds, his crew rows faster. As the ship passes the rock, Ulysses sees the Sirens who have the bodies of hideous birds with the faces of...

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