What happens to Odysseus and his men when they visit the Land of the Lotus Eaters?
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When Odysseus and his men eat the lotus plant, it makes them forget their longing for home. All they want to do is eat the lotus plant and stay there. This is bad because Odysseus wants to get home to his wife and son. The people of the lotus plant are very friendly, but the intoxicating plant is dangerous because it makes them forget.
THEY GET HIGH!!!
That's the only thing I have to add to troutmiller's response...
yes they did and they didn't want to go back home because they were addicted to the lotus plant. yup they were :D
what is the moral or lesson to the episode of the lotus eaters?
When they arrive in the land of the Lotus Eaters, Odysseus sends out a total of three men (2 men and a runner) to explore the island. These three men eat the Lotus and lose "their hope of home," which means they forget about their entire goal: to go back to Ithaca. Odysseus warns the rest of his men not to eat the Lotus and ties up the three men in an attempt to bring them home anyway.
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