Although I know that you are not aware of the current events at the moment, but I have finally reunited with my heir, my beloved son Telemachus. Athena advised me to dress as a beggar when I return to Ithaca. She requested my dresscode to be this way so no one can target me once they realize what my rightful identity is. She also mentioned that your suitors, those disgraceful who have no shame and trying to replace me, have it in their minds to murder me so they have you, Telemachus, and our riches in their greedy hands. My son and I were in the same room in Pylos, once he entered the room I offered to give my chair to him with no hesitation as a sly test but he politely declined and found another place to sit. I am proud of you for raising
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Telemachus and Penelope must take on many challenges with Odysseus gone, such as being a source of moral support for each other and taking on more tasks. With one less person in the family, there is one less shoulder to cry on and absence in moral support is definitely a great loss. Penelope and Telemachus must have a special bond to be able to get through the absence of Odysseus. They must always be there for each other for moral support. Though the man of the house back in Ancient Greece did not do much housework, there are many important jobs that Telemachus and Penelope must fill in for in Odysseus's absence.
In Book 3 of The Odyssey, Homer characterizes Telemachus as confident and authoritative, as demonstrated through his speech and physique, despite his initial self-uncertainty. In the process, Telemachus’ character transforms dramatically. At first, Telemachus was unconfident in his abilities to converse. He explicitly revealed this uncertainty to Athena as he states, “How can I greet him, Mentor, even approach the king? I’m hardly adept at subtle conversation” (Homer 108).
In chapter 16 Telemachus has returned from Ithaca. Since Telemachus had been traveling for a while, Ulysses, Telemachus and Eumaeus caught up. Telemachus tells Eumaeus and Ulysses about the mischief planned against him by suitors on his estate. Eumaeus went to tell Telemachus’s mother that he had returned. Athena then came and disguised Odysseus and told him to reveal his identity to Telemachus and plan their revenge on the suitors.
Odysseus did the right thing he took back what was his. I think that when they took it over they should have had a better plan. They should have taken it when they were trying to get Odysseus girlfriend. Odysseus new that they were going to take it over. When you take over a house you should have men at the front door watching for people.
Telemachus is of age to be his heir and with every grain of sand shifting down the hourglass, he feels as if his age will best him soon. Even in his old age, however, Ulysses still wishes to return to the old times, to the time when he was young, out exploring the world with adventure. Telemachus, now with Ulysses’ last ambitions to sail out to die a good death, he would choose his son to rule the kingdom of Ithaca. Unlike the old king, the heir to Ithaca will be of better judgement, caring of the future of his people in selfless fashion. With all of these traits, it will be quite obvious, that the future king will prove to be a better king than
Odysseus and Telemachus The relationship between the father and son is remarkable. There’s no grudge between the two of them. They greeted each other with reckless abandon. At first Telemachus didn’t know that his father was disguised as a beggar.
The Hero Odysseus Heroes can come in all shapes and sizes, from the modern day accountant politely holding the door open for her coworkers to the towering firefighter rescuing people for a living. But all of the people fail in comparison to the mighty Odysseus. In the Epic Poem, The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is the hero that leads his men on a journey back home after the Trojan War in Greece. However, along their journey, the men upset the gods, creating a ten year adventure filled with new challenges set forth because of the gods’ wrath. On the other hand, there is the smartest man on the planet, Stephen Hawking, who has not been exempt from life’s struggles, including his ALS diagnosis; but is able to persevere through it all.
Athena disguises herself and reveals to Telemachus that his father is alive but tells him to sail in search of more information, “Do you hear me: As a goddess, yesterday/ you came to us, command me to sail/ across the shadowed sea, that I might learn/ about my long-gone father’s coming home” (32). Athena has Telemachus best interest at heart and by commanding him to find his father she played a big role in helping him shape himself and grow into the man he was destined to be. He takes Athenas’ advice and finally comes to the realization that he needs to stand up to the suitors, “Throughout all those years/ when I was still a boy, you suitors squandered/ the riches that were mine. But I am grown;/ and listening to the words of others, I/ can understand…” (33). Telemachus then sets off to find more information on his father and his possible whereabouts “I’ll come fetch what you’ve prepared.
In the epic The Odyssey, by Homer, a man named Odysseus is returning home after fighting in the Trojan War. Odysseus goes through many hardships in his journey. During his journey he develops different types of relationships. The relationships that Odysseus develops across his journey, helps the Greek people learn important lessons about life.
Towards the middle of Book II, Telemachus feels discouraged about the probability of him being able to successfully complete the quest to retrieve his father. Seeing his distress, Athena attempts to rally him by stating that Telemachus’ quest couldn’t fail because he possessed the distinctive traits of his father that Athena seems to find so admirable. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on, not if your father’s spirit courses through your veins- now there was a man, I’d say, in words and actions both! So how can your journey end in shipwreck or defeat?
n The Odyssey, Odysseus deceiving people closest to him, including Eumaeus and Telemachus, shows how deception can easily fool others; even the ones that know you best. Due to the help from the Phaeacians, Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, has just returned home. With assistance from the goddess Athena, Odysseus turns into a beggar and goes to the swineherd Eumaeus to avoid the suitors at his palace. Eumaeus asks about his identity, and Odysseus tricks him by telling him that he is a man from Crete, who suffered many troubles in coming to Ithaca. Eventually, Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, comes back from Sparta and learns about the suitors’ plans to kill him.
Telemachus gives a speech to the suitors scolding them for wrecking Odysseus’ wealth. This causes Telemachus to lose faith in his aptitude to accomplish Athena’s plan. “Look how my countrymen-the suitors most of all, pernicious bullies-foil each move I make…” (Fagles 102). Athena is able to persuade Telemachus through her encouraging and sympathetic words. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on.”
As Athena assists him, he listens attentively and becomes driven in his actions. Telemachus first visits King Nestor. The first stop did not give Telemachus the answer he was looking for, but being the new eager and strived person Telemachus has become, he continues his journey by going to see Menelaus. Telemachus insists Menelaus to be truthful and exclaims, “Spare me no part of kindness’ sake; be harsh; but put the scene before me as you saw it” (Homer IV. 351-352).
A hero is someone who is revered for his or her exceptional achievements and bravery. Anyone who puts themselves before others not for recognition or an award, but because it is the right thing to do, is a true hero. In "The Odyssey," written by Homer is an epic poem about a man named Odysseus and his crewmates competing against the power of the gods to return to their homeland, Ithaca. Throughout his journey, he loses almost all of his men, but Odysseus finally arrives home, concluding his prolonged twenty-year voyage. Odysseus must battle the suitors that have taken his wife Penelope, and may soon kill his son Telemachus.
The Relationship between Telemachus and Odysseus his father is very different. First off, Telemachus has really never met his father but there is still some relation there. Telemachus longs to meet his father and have a relationship. It is very clear that Telemachus struggles to come to the fact that his father has been away for so long and questions at the beginning of the books if he will every come home. Once Telemachus is told by Athena in disguise that his father is still alive ( lines 220-228 in Fagles) he longs on a journey to try and find his dad to see if he is alive.