“…Like Father, like Son”. Telemachus, son of Odysseus, proved to have a developed character of his own, however, as more words are read, the reader comes to realize that, by time, Telemachus comes of age and matures with the aid of Athena. In the beginning of the story, Telemachus is too young to rule his father’s kingdom, thus his mom has to wed once again. Though his suitors had egocentric intentions, Telemachus felt as if he could not do anything about it. “Quietly, Telemachus goes home and again bears the mockery of the suitors.”
Telemakhos talks about the great leader that once ruled the town of Ithaca, Odysseus. Telemachus’ opens up the speech by saying, “My distinguished father is lost, / who ruled among you once, mild as a father” (X 49-50). In this line he states that his father was a “mild” ruler. He reminds the men of Ithaca how Odysseus was a gentle ruler to them all and now the men of Ithaca aren’t giving him the same respect by allowing the suitors to disrespect his home, his wife and son. He also appeals to the men’s emotions by stating “We have no strong Odysseus to defend us, / and as to putting up a fight ourselves-
“Xenia”, the Greek concept of hospitality, is both followed and rejected throughout Homer’s The Odyssey, and it causes significant results in the situations expressed throughout the book. For example, when Odysseus gets back to Ithaka, Eumaios, his swineherd, does not recognize his master but still welcomes him into his hut, resulting in Odysseus eventually reuniting with his son. Even though Eumaios does not know it is his master, he still allows Odysseus to come inside and make him feel comfortable. Eumaios’s actions prove the significance of the practice of xenia throughout Ancient Greece.
Ruled by emotions, our overpowering heart makes us human. For Odysseus, he was ruled by the emotion of arrogance on his journey home after his Trojan War victory. Arrogance is a matter of the mind; the mind deceives humans into thinking that they are greater than the bigger picture of life. By believing himself above the gods, Odysseus spends ten years to reach his wife Penelope and son Telemachus, all while encountering characters of challenge and temptation. In Odysseus’ story, the secondary characters symbolize the traits of human experience, such as greed, lust, love, and hope that will serve to teach Odysseus of his humanity.
The relationship in the film is between Edward and William Bloom who relationship has not been so easy due to William getting tired of the stories his father constantly tells to him and others. Not until the end of the film is where William finds out that the stories his father has been telling contain some type of truth in them and that his stories were a way to keep his life immortal. This theme is enjoyable as well because it also feeds the question to the audience whether or not a person truly knows their parent. Even if the relationship is good, does a child ever truly know their parent? Big Fish forces this question into the viewer’s
Telemachus, Odysseus’s son, started off as an inexperienced, scared young boy due to the lack of presence of a father figure in his life. After many tough experiences, Telemachus developed into a strong, courageous young man. One of the characters that had the most influence on the development of Telemachus is Athena. She helped Telemachus on his journey to finding his father and developed into a young man. The powerful goddess with “flashing sea-gray eyes” (Homer: 2.476), Athena, has had the greatest influence on Telemachus’ growth.
Odysseus is shown to overcome his pride while he was a beggar and during his stay with the Calypso. For example, back at home he was always treated like the king of Ithaca but he becomes a beggar overthrowing his pride of a rich king. He only cares for his family now and will do anything now after this long journey to be back with his wife and son ruling his kingdom again. For this reason, he accepts that he is at an equal level of pride and humility.
The longer this goes the harder it will be on you.” His voice a mocking sympathetic tone. Hades was confident that his years in the dark had made him stronger. Maybe not stronger than his brother, but resilient enough to strike fear in his heart.
Odysseus’s adventures were long, brutal and tested his weaknesses. I'm going to analyze how these weaknesses kept him from returning home. Because of these weaknesses odysseus’s son grew up without a father in his life, who knows if he even had a father figure in his life at the very least He survived many situations against all odds and was reunited with his wife and son after 20 long years. Two of his adventures were. Odysseus likes women that are not his wife, and he gets sucked into the goddess Circe’s “vortex” so to speak, his crew warned him it was a trap to keep them there but he didn't listen and they stayed there for a year eating and drinking as much as they could possibly want.
Hamlet uses an analogy to compare his father to Claudius by saying, “so excellent a king, that was to this hyperion to a satyr.” (1.2.139-140) He describes how his father is as superior to his uncle as a god is to a beast. Hamlet's inability to differentiate between reason and emotion shows when he shares his biased comparison of his father to a god and of Claudius to a satyr. He has already developed strong emotions toward Claudius after he and Gertrude married not nearly two months after King Hamlet's death.
People have said that Odysseus is old and useless. His son, Telemachus, actually said that he was old but he expresses to Athena about how he wants him home. Odysseus is old because he has been trapped on Ogygia for a long time and became long forgotten. Odysseus is also described as brave because Athena vouches for him. She talks him up and tries to persuade other people into helping her free him.
At first, the author creates a jovial tone when Sparks reminisces about his childhood. For example, Sparks illustrated a comical image when his naked father “waves his arms, spun in circles” and chanted as an attempt to bar the chance of an earthquake occurring again. (Sparks 38). In addition, Sparks creates whimsical tone when he refers to his childhood adventures such as the time when Sparks and his brother pretended to be a knight in order to protect the princess who was his sister. However, the joyful tone transitions into a somber tone when Sparks faces the loss of an important life for the first time.
In Book Two of the Odyssey, Telemachus demonstrates his increasing maturity by confronting the suitors, gaining respect from the elders, and preparing to look for Odysseus. Telemachus demonstrates maturity in Book Two of the Odyssey by confronting the suitors face on. By gathering the suitors together he can talk to them about what he wants to happen from now on. By confronting the suitors Telemachus gains maturity because he is taking a leadership role. He also is gaining maturity from confronting the suitors because he is facing his fears.
Throughout The Odyssey, Odesseus’ son, Telemachus, arcs as a character completely, maturing and becoming a man by the end. Only a small child when his father, ruler of Ithaca, left to fight in the Trojan War, Telemachus lived without a biological father figure for nineteen years of his life, and without any sign Odesseus would ever return. Suitors overtook his estate. His mother became a prize to be won. Telemachus was immature and rather conflicted; he knew he needed to defend his mother and the estate from the suitors who continuously feasted upon Odesseus’ abundant stores of meat and wine, but he was unsure how to take charge that way.
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.