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How does Thomas R. Walsh show how foreign cultures a portrayed in the Odyssey?

Walsh argues that Polyphemus, the Cyclopes is wrong in defying the Greek custom of xenia and supplication, plus the entire Nation of the Cyclopes is in an act of Hubris by rejecting the gods. This makes launching an act of vengeance by Odysseus a justifiable action.