But this, but you – small, pitiful and twiggy – you put me down with wine, you blinded me. come back, odysseus, and i'll treat you well, praying the god of earthquake to befriend you – his son i am, for he by his avowal fathered me, and, if he will, he may heal me of this black wound – he and no other of all the happy gods or mortal men.' few words i shouted in reply to him: 'if i could take your life i would and take your time away, and hurl you down to hell! the god of earthquake could not heal you there! ' at this he stretched his hands out in his darkness toward the sky of stars, and prayed poseidon: 'o hear me, lord, blue girdler of the islands, if i am thine indeed, and thou art father: grant that odysseus, raider of cities, never see his home -the odyssey, homer what motivates cyclops to ask poseidon to interfere with odysseus's journey home?
Poseidon is Cyclops' father so usually an angry kid who was just hurt will go to their parents, as did cyclops.
A) He realizes that Odysseus was destined to take his eye.
This is the statement that best explains the reaction of the Cyclops. In this text, the Cyclops has been blinded by Odysseus. However, the Cyclops tells Odysseus that he understands this had to happen. We learn that Telemus was a wizard who had told the Cyclops that someone was going to take his eye. He was expecting someone large and intimidating, as opposed to small and skinny Odysseus. Nevertheless, he understands the inevitability of it.
He realizes that Odysseus was destined to take his eye is the answer.
He realizes that Odysseus was destined to take his eye.
In "The Odyssey," the Cyclops is savage and brutal like a wild animal. According to the excerpt, the Cyclops always thought that a giant would confront it; however, a tiny creature like Odysseus has blinded him. As a result, he wishes Odysseus to go back so that his wound can be healed.
He wants to obey the Greek custom of providing food and shelter to guests.
According to the Cyclops' words, he wants to obey the Greek custom of providing food and shelter to guests. He tells Odysseus to come back and says, "I'll treat you well, praying the god of earthquake to befriend you". He realizes that he has made a mistake by treating Odysseus without any hospitality. He knew that a man named Odysseus would take out his eye one day, but he expected the person named Odysseus to be a giant. It seems as though he feels guilty for not obeying the Greek customs, and his blind eye is the consequence. It seems as though he hopes a second chance at providing food and shelter to guests might endear him to his father and get his father to heal him.
He wants to take revenge on Odysseus.
Odysseus attacked the cyclops, made him go blind and even prevented him from receiving help from other cyclopes. The Cyclops knows that he will probably not be able to take revenge on Odysseus in the condition he is in, so he decides to ask for divine interference, so he pleads with Poseidon to interfere with Odysseus's journey home.
His motivation was when Odysseus attacked him and blinded him and the Cyclops wanted revenge so he prayed to Poseidon and he answered.
Odysseus had blinded him and taken his rams. moreover he had been outwitted by him. His anger at this action motivates him to ask his father Poseidon to interfere with Odysseus's journey.
Odysseus and his man were on their way back to Ithaca when they came upon the island of the Cyclops. There they ate and took sheeps that had belonged to Polyphemus. Moreover, Odysseus had outwitted him and blinded him, a prophecy he had already known about. So, when he asked Odysseus to come back and talk to him kindly, Odysseus refused. This angered him, prompting him to ask to his father Poseidon to interfere in their journey back home.
The Cyclops is angry that Odysseus, a weak and tiny man, was able to blind him and trick him. To make matters worse, Odysseus has no regrets, and he does not apologize even though the Cyclops offers to treat him well if he returns. Instead, Odysseus insults Cyclops more than once during his escape. Cyclops knows that the gods have power over men's lives, and this is his only opportunity for revenge. Thus, he is motivated to seek revenge against Odysseus. #BRAINLIEST