The Odyssey PBA, Alternative Ending - Dulaney High School, English 9 GT - Essay

1243 words - 5 pages

Unit 3 English 9 GT PBA
By: Jadon Gordon
On the way back to Ithaca, my heart, along with my men
was filled with victorious feelings, Poseidon heard his
son’s request, his cry, to have revenge on my men and me.
Poseidon made the seas, brutal, to the point where
5 the sail off the boat, ripped right down the middle.
The waves were jagged, with dark grey
skies, nearly black. The wind roared, like a thousand
lions, in harmony. This storm got so bad, that the ocean
created, sort of a black hole in the ocean. My men and I
10 ended up sinking down the black hole, which was actually
an entrance to Poseidon’s underwater kingdom. The last thing
we saw before we black out, was a large amount of water crashing
onto us. We woke up, maybe about an hour later, we were
mysteriously breathing underwater. It’s like, Poseidon turned
15 us into temporary mermaids. We stood up, and saw Poseidon
sitting on his throne. His beard was as white as snow, his trident
was a type of gold, that no one has ever seen, it may be longer
than our ship’s perimeter. His eyebrows were as white as his beard
and very bushy. It was kind of creepy. I’ve never seen someone’s
20 eyebrows that bushy. Poseidon was a good-shaped man might
I add. Some might say ripped.
Well I was admiring the underwater kingdom, Poseidon decided
to speak.
“Why does my son cry out to me, to have revenge on you and your
25 men Odysseus?”
“Well Poseidon, king of the ocean, your son, Polyphemus, held us
captive in his cave for a matter of time. We had to get out some way
so we could get back home. So my men and I decided to intoxicate your
30 son, to the point where he passed out. While we was, in his deep slumber
so soundly, we decided it to devise a plan. We found a large stick
of wood in the corner of the cave, and we decided to sharpen it and
stab him in the eye, so he could wake up, and open the cave. But Poseidon
sir, you’ve got to admit that this was an amazing pl--”
35 “SILENCE!” Poseidon exclaims as he cuts me off. I didn’t appreciate
it all.
“I don’t know what is stopping me from killing you and your men Odysseus
because I should have done it already. Maybe it’s the fact that your story is
keeping me engaged, or the legacy your father had in the main world. Please
40 hurry up and finish your explanation. My patience is running out.”
“Yessir. So basically, long story short, we stabbed him in the eye, he cried
like a little girl, he moved the humongous rock blocking the exit, we escaped,
I revealed my identity to him, and he through the boulder at our boat
and barely missed. That is when he cried out to you, now here we are.”
“Well, that was a fascinating story.” Poseidon said that so sarcastically, so
45 I replied, “Why thank you, Poseidon, king of the ocean.”
“Well I don’t want to kill you, but you are going to be punished. You
will stay in my underwater dungeon for three weeks. You will have
one meal a day, so portion it correctly. Guards! Take them to the
dungeon.” We were chained in shackles. Might I add the dungeon was
50 not the prettiest. It had black walls, but they rusted. The only window
that was in the dungeon was the one the guards investigated, to see if
we are doing fine. One week passed, I lost two men, to stress, and another
to suicide. My men mourned their deaths, but I told my men, “C’mon
fellas, we have two more weeks, it’ll go by in a flash! We do we
55 represent?” “ITHACA!” my men exclaimed. Two weeks passed off our
sentence and I lost six men, due to all suicide. It killed me, the sentence,
killed me. My body ached, I was skin to the bone, to the point where you could
see my ribs. I was dirty because I haven’t had hot water touch me, in two,
almost three weeks. My feet had yellow, red blisters on them filled with
60 puss. My arms ached due to the handcuffs and my ankles ached due to the
shackles. I was at my lowest, rock bottom. I could out to Zeus & Athena, for
help and guidance. Guidance, so the traumatism of seeing my men die in
front of me would go away. Help so I could defeat Poseidon, get my revenge
holding me and my men captive. Making them take their lives because they
65 realized that death is better than bondage and starvation. Three weeks pass
and I have two men left with me. The guards came and opened the door
and said, “I hope you enjoyed your stay at Poseidon’s underwater kingdom
and we hope to see you again.” They laughed, and me and my leftover men
didn’t think it was that funny. We stood in front of Poseidon, still sitting in
70 his throne. I don’t think he leaves that spot unless he absolutely must. He
says, “Well, I hoped you learned your lesson about stabbing my son in the eye
and running away. He loses his eye, you lose some of your men.” I responded
by saying, “May Zeus rain down on you and your kingdom.” Poseidon laughs,
but shortly, Zeus & Athena are underwater, in front of Poseidon.
75 Zeus asks, “Odysseus, did you call for me and Athena?” I responded and
Said, “Yes, yes I did.” Zeus asks, “What was your reasoning?” Athena says,
“They were held captive, more than once and more than 2 weeks, you can
see it based on what his body looks like.” Zeus responded by saying,
“Poseidon, I hope you did no such thing.” Poseidon responds and says,
loudly. Poseidon demands, “GET OUT OF HERE! YOU, ATHENA, AND ZEUS!
YOU ARE NO GOD COMPARED TO ME!” Poseidon exclaimed.
Zeus says, trying to clarify, “Who are you talking to? You grown mermaid!”
Poseidon responds, “Zeus, we shall settle this with a fight. Me. You. I’ve
85 been waiting for this my whole life.”
Zeus says sarcastically, “I don’t want to hurt you. I know what I am capable
of doing, and what you can do. Compared to me, you stand no chance.”
“Stop all of this talk. Let’s fight!” Poseidon demands. The fight lasted
two days, which caused a raucous on the mortal world. Earthquakes,
90 hurricanes, and tornadoes. Zeus came out victorious.
“I’m sorry you had to see that. I don’t like to fight, but Odysseus,
you did good. I’m glad you are okay.”
I responded, “Thank you Zeus, and might I say, you did good also.”
“Do you want to stay on Earth or do you want to come to Mount
95 Olympus with Athena and I?”
“OLYMPUS??? Are you serious?!” I exclaimed
“Ha. Yes I’m quite serious.” Replied Zeus.
“I’m sorry, but I have to stay on Earth Zeus. I cannot leave my men
Hanging. We still have more adventures to go on.”
100 “I understand. We will watch over you and you’ll have special protection
From us. Good luck to you Odysseus.” says Zeus sincerely.
“Thank you, Zeus.”

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