Character Analysis Of Telemachus In The Odyssey

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Envision not growing up with a father for 20 years, being responsible for what a King has left his son with. Telemachus, Odysseus’s son, is the king and hero of Ithaca who has left for War. When Odysseus was absent, suitors filled his palace, consumed his food, and overstayed their welcome. Telemachus matures much throughout the book, in the beginning there is a major transformation from an immature fearful boy, to a man that revenges the consequences towards the suitors. In the Odyssey, Odysseus’ absences motivates Telemachus to become more courageous and responsible.
Telemachus was scared and frightened to approach the suitors because of his his eagerness for them to leave. Telemachus is worried and has lost his hopes that his father will never return back. “Yet, were Odysseus to return, were they to see him here again, they would not only pray for gold or richer clothes-just faster feet. But he has died by now, died wretchedly” (page 8). Telemachus said this to Athena quietly meaning that he doesn 't want them in his house anymore. Telemachus shows that he doesn 't have the courage to speak up to the suitors. Athena informs Telemachus what he should do to conclude the suitors, and where he should travel to find out information about his father. First, she tells him to call an assembly and make a speech to scatter the suitors. Then take a journey to Pylos and Sparta to find rumors about his long absences father. Lastly, she
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