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.
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.
The main character during the first four books of the epic, is, contrary to the title of the epic, Telemachus instead of Odysseus. In fact, Odysseus is entirely absent from what is known as the Telemachia. It is here that we see the first guise, Odysseus the Deserter. Like in the Telemachia, Odysseus has been absent from his family and his country over the course of several years, and chaos has ensued as a result. We know that the Akhaians are a very social people, so when Aigyptios declares, “Hear me, Ithakans!
Telemachus in Homer’s The Odyssey indisputably grows from a boy to a man. When Antinous tells Telemachus that he hopes Zeus will never make the son of Odysseus King of Ithaca after the prince’s godly speech to the suitors, Telemachus shows he is entirely confident in his ability to rule. Telemachus Firmly ensures that he would “be happy to take the crown if Zeus presents it” (1.446). Evidently Telemachus believes he is now enough of a man to rule the island of Ithaca.
In The Odyssey, Telemachus, son of Odysseus, was the man of the house after his father left for the Trojan War. When his father did not return to Ithaca, suitors flooded into his home, ravaging his food and overstaying their welcome. Throughout the “Telemachy”, Telemachus overcomes his uncertainty and insecurity in his potential power. Telemachus starts off as a young minded, immature boy who comes of age by seeking revenge, grasping hospitality and developing his faith. Telemachus was too scared to even tell his mother about his desire for the suitors to be gone.
In this passage from The Odyssey, Homer uses an epic simile comparing Odysseus’ crew to calves and Odysseus to a cow and a second simile comparing Odysseus to Ithaca in order to portray the sense of reliance and loyalty the men have for their leader. In the book, Odysseus has just returned from Circe’s palace where some of the crew had disappeared. Since the men chosen to venture into Circe’s home did not return, the rest of the crew thought Odysseus would also not make it back to the ship. When Homer writes that the men are, “bucking out of their pens, lowing nonstop, jostling, rushing round their mothers (455-456),” he conveys the men’s desparation to get to Odysseus. The phrase, “bucking out of their pens (455),” refers to the fact that Odysseus’ crew is trapped and helpless without him.
In the book, "The Odyssey", the character Telemachos' is the son to Penelope the Queen of Ithaca, and Odysseus. Telemachos lives with his mother Penelope where they reside in their kingdom in Ithaca. However, since Odysseus is missing the kingdom is falling, and Penelope is trying her best to preserve it. While Odysseus is missing, and it is believed he is dead Penelope has to remarry one of suitors According to Greek traditions, royalty can not be unmarried, and since it is believed by many that Odysseus is dead, she must remarry. With his father in his heart, and for the sake of his mother, Telemachos goes out in search for his father.
Leadership can be established in how a hero guides his men and directs them. Numerous warriors from Greek Mythology are lauded for their control and management over their companions in times of difficulty and danger; furthermore, they are a model and an inspiration towards their comrades. Among several brave men, many people considered Odysseus to be incapable of being in charge, but some indications have also shown that his actions for the crew are sufficient. Even though both the controversies of the debate about the topic has information from The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is evidently an effective leader. Odysseus demonstrates as an efficient leader when they come across various threatening situations.
Although many characters show different themes from the epic poem The Odyssey by homer, Telemachus represents the theme of coming of age throughout the poem. He shows this theme several times in the book the odyssey. Some examples are from the beginning of the poem, while other examples are from the ending of the poem. An example of Telemachus’ coming of age is when he had helped Odysseus kill the suitors.
Everyone has their own obstacles face. Certain restrictions that limit or halt our journey from our main goal or destination. In The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, we can examine some characters with their unique flaws that leads to their undoing. The ones that differentiates themselves from the rest are those that can mature or grow in character throughout the whole of their journey. Odysseus demonstrates this by acknowledging his pride, foolishness, and by not repeating his past mistakes.
Journey to Maturity The Odyssey by Homer recognizes the importance of maturity throughout the epic poem, applied from Telemachus, as he grows from a weak, scared boy to a strong, responsible man who develops newly found skills, overcomes various obstacles, and reflects on his need to approach his problems as Homer showcases Telemachus as a prime example of maturation as he finds his father and fights alongside him to slay the suitors. Telemachus expresses maturation by achieving his goals, learning from his mistakes and experiences, taking risks, being strong, courageous, and confident, as well as enduring hardship to claim honor in the end. Telemachus trains to achieve his goal of finding his father. He matures with the help of many characters
Most societies, both past and present, worship one or multiple deities. The powers and characteristics of these gods vary among cultures, and the personalities of one society’s deities directly influence the culture and beliefs of its people. The discrepancies between the religions of different civilizations can be observed through the literary works of their religion and mythology. The Judeo-Christian God, who is shown in the Bible to be absolute both in power and in judgment, is antithetical to the Greek gods, who are depicted as having human traits and flaws. In Homer’s Odyssey, many gods are shown to act on their own self-interest, keeping favorites among the mortals and conspiring against other gods.
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.