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Essay heading: Who is the Monster Polyphemus or Odysseus?
 
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"Stroking him gently, powerful Polyphemus murmured"(9 497). Polyphemus showed a very human like quality to gently stoke his sheep. This is proof that it is possible for him to be a large powerful monster but also gentle and simpathetic. In the next passage Polyphemus talks to his favorite old ram. "Dear old ram, why last the flock quit the cave? In the good old days you'd never lag behind the rest?you with your marching long strides, first by far of the flock to graze the fresh young grasses, first by far to reach the rippling streams, first to turn back home, keen for your fold when the night comes on?but your last of all...
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"Dear old ram, why last the flock quit the cave? In the good old days you'd never lag behind the rest?you with your marching long strides, first by far of the flock to graze the fresh young grasses, first by far to reach the rippling streams, first to turn back home, keen for your fold when the night comes on?but your last of all...
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