The Odyssey

Against his mens advice, Odysseus refuses to leave before the Cyclopes's return to his cave. What reason does Odysseus give for not leaving

why does Odysseus refuse to leave the Cyclops's cave before he returns

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Odysseus wants to play the role of good guests according to the rules of Zeus. They decide to burn an offering in the cave and wait for him. This turns out to be a bad idea.

Odysseus stays in the cave because he is curious to how lives there. He also wants to receive the customer guest gift.