His transformation exceeds just coming of age as he expresses “boldness” in both speeches towards the suitors. The shift from reckless to tactful treatment of the suitors indicates the same change in Telemachus himself. Odysseus needs to recruit Telemachus, who matures beyond simply coming
In the beginning of the Odyssey, Telemachus was just a isolated child (he is twenty one years old). With the help of Athena, and as time went on in the novel; experiencing different adventures and responsibilities changed him. He became a man. Telemachus is not so sure how to deal with all of the power he has. Telemachus made a good move by calling an assembly for all the Leaders of Ithaca to discuss the suitors activities.
Another moment Telemachus displays his growth from a boy to a man is when he calls a meeting with the suitors and is getting ready to speak after the old lord Aegyptius. In order to exhibit his strength and courage in front of the suitors, Telemachus “took his stand among the
The Role of Greed Throughout The Odyssey There are many important themes in the odyssey such as wisdom, loyalty, perseverance, respect towards higher powers (the gods), and greed. Greed is the most common theme in the Odyssey. Throughout the Odyssey, Homer illustrates how greed and selfishness can result in severe punishment. In this essay I will be discussing how and why greed is the most important theme in this Poem and in general literature. After escaping Cyclops, Odysseus and his men land on a rocky island that is home to Aeolus, the god of the wind.
In The Odyssey, many tribulations of conquest and vital society transformations take place. Homer included Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, in the epic poem to represent the disintegration of innocence through the will of courage. Also, throughout Telemachus’ hardships, the insights he obtained aided him to becoming more aware of his surroundings and guided him toward true wisdom. During Telemachus’ childhood, his absent father led him to accepting his fate of the suitors overrunning his home (pg. 190).
This quote supports the reason because it shows that Odysseus is struggling with being away from his home for a long period of time, and wants to get back to his wife. This means that he misses his wife Penelope, and he wants to get back to her, which also shows that his loyalty is stays constant with her.. The second reason to prove this is that Odysseus does not like Calypso, which will show that he will remain loyal to Penelope. Odysseus becomes very sad, “But as for great Odysseus-- Hermes could not find him within the cave. Off he sat on a headland, weeping there as always, wrenching his heart with sobs and groans and anguish, gazing out over the barren sea through blinding tears.
He had called a meeting to talk about the suitor problem and to tell the elders of his plan that he was going to do. The quote “Then I shall make my way to sandy Pylos and Sparta, seeking tidings of my father, who left so so long ago. ”(pg30) shows what Telemachus says about his plan. When he had landed on Pylos he had to seek out Nestor. When Telemachus had found Nestor he had asked if Nestor had info on his father Odysseus.
The Odyssey is an age old classic read around the world. In the Odyssey, Homer tells the story of the wayward Odysseus. The story follows the protagonist as he makes his way back home, dealing with man-eating Cyclopes, a vengeful god, and a possessive nymph. During the story, the reader sees many sides of Odysseus as he dealt with his tribulations, such the cunning and witful side, but also the pompous and indulgent side. To begin with, Odysseus is trapped on an island with the nymph, Calypso.
The Odyssey by Homer is an exemplary story that teaches life lessons to those going on a journey for themselves. It illustrates how the challenges and obstacles one may face can help someone become a better leader. The Odyssey highlights one man, Odysseus, a man filled with excessive pride, experiencing the wrath of the god Poseidon. He expects to arrive at his home, Ithaca, safely to reunite with his wife, Penelope, but unfortunately faces many temptations and setbacks. Due to the challenges he faces, it prevents him from arriving home as early as he thought he would.
All through The Odyssey, the characters develop in a certain way that interchanges the outcome of the book. Odysseus is able to develop knowledge and wisdom to deal with his men during the battle and the suitors who were frustrating his wife. In addition, he came back home as a hero after the Trojan War. Telemachus developed into a mature man who could deal with any problem in his father’s absence. However, based on the story, it is evident that, Telemachus demonstrates a great change basing upon the times the characters were away from Ithaca.
Odysseus’s son, Telemakhos discussed the problem of the suitors to Athena. The suitors believed Odysseus to be dead, and decided to try and marry Penelope so they can inherit Odysseus’s wealth and kingdom. Telemakhos realized the suitors intents and the nuisance they have become, when he converses with Athena. “‘... Ithaka’s young lords as
During Book II, Telemakhos straightens up and sets up a resolution to get rid of the suitors. He starts by telling the suitors his resolution to rid them from his house, as they are consuming his supplies and suiting his mother. One time, instead of shaking the hands of the suitors and going back with them, he refuses to shake it, symbolizing his objection to their influence. He begins by assuming a commanding attitude and acting as the true ruler of Odysseus’ home. He affirms his position in power like a prince although many suitors laugh and ignore him.
Works of Greek Mythology should be a required reading for all OSU freshman because of its ability to present students with works of literature which resemble our daily live, as well as, give students an insight to the sociology of the past which relates to present time. Specifically, the book The Odyssey by Homer is an outstanding piece of literature that relates with many issues faced by people today. This essay will argue that the Odyssey should be a required reading for all freshman at OSU based off of the challenges Odysseus faces such as love, temptation, enemies, and hardships. Love for our friends and family is a great factor that affects our our decisions, success and happiness. In the Odyssey, Odysseus is presented with the hardship
A major theme in the Odyssey is reciprocity: people getting what they deserve. Reciprocity is an important theme in the Odyssey because it explains why Odysseus’ journey was very long and treacherous. Eurylochus, Antinous, and Odysseus all suffered consequences due to poorly made actions. Each of them made the wrong decisions which lead to death and a long/adventurous journey. Eurylochus was the first to be killed by Odysseus and his men due to his actions.