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.
the answer is:
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