Relationship Between Father And Son In The Odyssey

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In Homer’s The Odyssey, the bond between father and son is strongly emphasized throughout the novel. For example, Poseidon defends his son, Polyphemus the cyclops, by punishing Odysseus for blinding him. Odysseus and his crew are put in life threatening situations, such as deadly storms and monsters, because they harmed a god’s son. Poseidon seems very protective of his son, like any father would be, so the punishment he sends upon Odysseus is done out of respect and value for his family. Another example is when Telemakhos and Odysseus work together to defeat the suitors in Ithaka. Even though the father and son barely know each other, their loyalty to one another is influential enough for them to be willing to die for each other. The bond
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