Read this passage from the odyssey.
i approached my host with a cordial, winning word:
'so, you ask me the name i'm known by, cyclops?
i will tell you. but you must give me a guest-gift
as you've promised. nobodythat's my name.
so my mother and father call me, all my friends.'
what explicit detail is the reader given about odysseus in this passage?
a. odysseus tells the cyclops that his name is "nobody."
b. odysseus is passive aggressive, which is shown by how cordial he acts.
c. odysseus is clever to have fooled the cyclops so easily.
d. odysseus is reluctant to give the monster his full name.
Option A. The explicit detail that the reader is given about Odysseus in the passage is that Odysseus tells the Cyclops that his name is "Nobody".
In the passage from the Greek epic poem "The Odyssey", the reader is given the explicit detail that Odysseus tells the Cyclops that his name is "nobody" and that is how his parents and friends call him. An explicit detail is something that is stated clearly, leaving no room for confusion or doubt. Although the other options available in the question are correct to the passage's information, they are not correct answers to the question, as they cannot be considered explicit, but implicit. An implicit detail would be, for instance, that Odysseus is passive aggressive towards the Cyclops, or that Odysseus is clever to have fooled the Cyclops so easily. These could be considered implicit details as they are understood but not clearly stated within the text.
His first thought is to sneak up on the Cyclops and stab him.
A. Odysseus was not tricked by the Cyclops's question.
The first line in the given excerpt highlights the hidden purpose of Cyclopes. Odysseus tells that how Cyclopes wanted to trap him but because of his wisdom and sharp mind that he was never trapped. He gave the answers to the questions of Cyclopes in a very cunning way. Odysseus narrated the story of the shipwreck cleverly. He didn't wanted that by any means he and his men would fall into the trap of Cyclopes.
C. Odysseus is clever to have fooled the Cyclops so easily.
Odysseus tries and tricks the cyclops into believing that his name is nobody, as a trick so he can later escape easier, since he blinds the cycops while the cyclops is sleeping and when he wakes up blinded and hurt he yells to his cyclops friends that nobody hurt him and that nobody blind him, Odysseus shows how clever he can be by fooling the cyclops.
His first thought is to sneak up on the Cyclops and stab him.APEX
In the Odyssey, Odysseus gives the Cyclops an explicit detail about his name; he tells the Cyclops his real name is "Nobody". Odysseus and his crew are trapped inside the Cyclops' cave, so in order to escape, Odysseus comes up with a plan. Odysseus gets the Cyclops drunk and tells him his real name is "Nobody", so when he attacks him to escape, the Cyclops will scream he's being attacked by "Nobody". And so it happens, Odysseus blinds the drunk Cyclops with a piece of wood and when the Cyclops' men come to the rescue, the Cyclops replies that he's being attacked by "Nobody", so his men leave, thinking that he is just not well, enabling Odysseus and his crew to escape.
odysseus tells the cyclops that his name is "nobody".
the answer is
Among the choices above,it is the statement in letter B that explicitly expressed Odysseus character. Based on the excerpt, it can be concluded that Odysseus was not tricked by the question asked to him instead he gave a wise answer.
answer: military leaders, supporters of the confederacy and supporters of the union.
explanation:on november 19, 1863, the speech delivered by president abraham lincoln, known as 'gettysburg address', was intended for politicians, military officials, notable citizens as well as general public, and members of the press who had gathered for the ceremony held in gettysburg, pennsylvania. this ceremony was being celebrated since, in that same year, the battle of gettysburg took place in rural pennsylvania, leaving thousands of men, both union and confederate, killed. lincoln argued about equality within the nation, and the purpose of the war being a "new birth of freedom."on the other hand, there is no relation between lincoln's gettysburg address and his son.
the first proposition is to question economic materialism and victorian christianity. the lines are:
“it moves us not.—great god! i'd rather be
a pagan suckled in a creed outworn; ”
wordsworth is stating that nature no longer interests mankind, that the latter is not “moved” by it and explains that ancient western paganism had a more positive attitude concerning nature since it lacked the perv erted judaeo-christian interpretation of having received the world and all its animals and elements from god to use as we , instead of humans actually being not only part of nature but its wardens, meant to appreciate it and protect it.
the next lines are:
“so might i, standing on this pleasant lea,
have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
have sight of proteus coming from the sea;
or hear old triton blow his wreathed horn.”
wordsworth here make it very clear that by actually looking and contemplating nature, human beings would reconnect with happiness, serenity and purpose. the use of mythological figures is quite evocative as well, proteus is a greek mythological god of the changing sea. he personifies the sea that changes, which symbolizes the way nature changes and inevitably can change to be destructive not only due to natural causes but to human pollution. furthermore, the sea is even more symbolic since all life originated in the sea so it is not only our past but our future since no life form in our planet can survive without water and if all water is destroyed in earth all life will be gone as well.
he then uses triton which is symbolic of the synthesis of both nature and mankind. triton is a mythological greek god that has the upper body of a man and the lower body of a fish (a merman). this human fish duality evokes the fact that humans are not only human but also part of nature, the fish tail representing nature. the main attribute of this god was that he used a conch shell as a horn to calm the roaring seas. in other words, triton uses nature through science for the benefit of human sailors who risk death during tempests. with the use of such metaphor, wordworth is conveying the message that human technology is supposed to use nature to preserve nature and thereby humanity as well.
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