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The Odyssey Movie vs Epic Poem Recently I read the epic poem The Odyssey written by a blind Greek prophet Homer and also viewed the movie The three scenes read and viewed were The Cyclops The Witch Circe and The Land of the Dead In both versions of the stories they were very similar Only a few differences found in both versions The Cyclops which was the first scene that was similar in both versions On Odysseuss mission he comes across a one eyed monster known as the Cyclops who is also known as Polyphemus in a cave Odysseus and his team work together by trying to attack the Cyclops to get out of the cave safely In the poem when Polyphemus fell in a deep sleep Odysseus and his men heat up a sharp iron to stick in the Cyclops one eye and blind him for them to get out with the sheep In the movie all they did was change the stick they used to blind the Cyclops into wood So as you see in the summary of the scene is that both of the versions were similar The next scene The Witch Circe is another well replicated scene for both versions In this scene Odysseus and his men on the ship are trying to get back to the land of Ithaca In Odysseuss travels he finds a god Aeolus God of Wind who with his magical powers draws a very windy storm into a small bag for Odysseus to bring back on the ship with him As Odysseus took a short nap his followers knew he brought a bag on the ship with him So they go ahead and take a peak at what is in the bag and it wasnt a pleasure sight once it was opened The result was tornado like and a lot of men were blown into sea were they later drowned In this
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