The Lotus Eaters - too. One weekend I had to decide between...

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The Lotus Eaters (Escape): When Odysseus and his men went to Tunisia they were put under the spell of the lotus, which made them forget their home and their problems. When I want to escape from reality I usually watch a movie because it makes me forget about my problems for a little while. Cyclops (Brain Over Brawn): When we went cabining with our friends, we were following a recipe which required rolling the dough to make it round and flat. However, we forgot to bring the rolling pin, so I figured out that we could use coke cans instead. This is similar to when Odysseus and his men faced the Cyclops.
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Scylla and Charybdis (Dilemma): When Odysseus had to decide between going near the whirlpool or the sea monster he chose the sea monster because the sacrifice was less. I have been faced with a similar situation
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Unformatted text preview: too. One weekend I had to decide between going to see my cousins who lived in South Carolina or going to my friends birthday party. Although both were sacrifices, I decided to go see my cousins because I don’t get to see them as much as I get to see my friends. Helios Cattle (Disobedience): Odysseus’s men disobeyed him when they ate the cattle even though Odysseus told them not to. When I was little, my parents always told me not to go near the hot stove. However, one day I disobeyed them and burned my finger. This taught me to listen to my parents. The Sirens (Temptation): When I go to the mall buy things for other people, sometimes I get tempted to buy things for myself even though there may be no need for them. This is similar to when Odysseus was tempted to go to the Sirens Island....
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Siller during the Spring '10 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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