One time she uses disguises is when she approaches Telemachus in book one. She takes on the appearance of Mentes, captain of the Taphians. She uses this disguise in order to inform Telemachus that his father is actually alive and not dead and that he should try to go to sea and search for him. “Eurymachus, my father is not coming home. I no longer trust any news that may come, or any prophecy my mother may have gotten from a seer she has summoned up to the house.
Lastly, once he returns to Ithaca after a 20 year absence as a beggar, he wants to get his life back. Roaming through Ithaca, he finds his son and tells him that “ Athena, counseling me, will give me word, and I shall signal to you, nodding: at the point round up all armor, lances, gear of war left in our hall… when the suitors miss those arms and question you” (599
Although Odysseus is a famous, intelligent and heroic figure, his loyalty to Penelope is nonexistent. This is revealed by his affairs with other woman, his extended journey home, and by the fact that he failed to make Penelope his priority. Loyalty is not a difficult concept, all Odysseus had to do to fulfill this was avoid other women, and put Penelope above his selfish ways. His failure to do this proves him to be an unreliable husband, who does not deserve his selfless and trustworthy wife. Loyalty is an essential part of marriage or any relationship and requires both people involved in the relationship.
In Homer’s epic, “The Odyssey” he illustrates to the readers a compelling love between Odysseus, the King of Ithaca and his wife Queen Penelope. The couple is separated because of the Trojan War when Odysseus leads his men into battle. Prior to Odysseus’ departure, he communicates to Penelope that if he doesn’t return to Ithaca within 10 years or if he should parish; then she should find another man to marry, become King and raise their infant son, Telemachus. Penelope is distraught at the very thought of him not returning, but gently replies that she will wait upon his return or until Telemachus grows a beard before remarrying. The author takes us on Odysseus’ journey back to Ithaca, but no matter the situation he encompasses, Penelope
He became arrogant in his ways and detoured from the successful path of tradition. “And yet for glory-- how could I have won a nobler than by giving burial to my own brother?”, Antigone proclaimed this statement in a rebuttal against Creon. Creon stated, “Now verily I am no man, she is the man, if this victory shall rest with her and bring no penalty.” Creon feared his power would be in jeopardy if Antigone’s actions went with no punishment; however, Creon’s arrogance blinded him to the fact that Antigone would remain triumphant over Creon, even with a punishment. She would willingly accept her punishment for her actions because she would die honoring her brother and giving him a traditional
But this is not to say that Odysseus exhibits no signs of growth. Just as Achilles is confronted in the Iliad with the problem of balancing his honor with his pride, Odysseus repeatedly faces situations in which self-restraint and humility must check bravado and glory-seeking. In his early adventures, he fails these tests, as when he taunts Polyphemus, inflaming Poseidon. As the epic progresses, Odysseus becomes increasingly capable of judging when it is wise to reveal himself and when it is appropriate to rejoice in his
Odysseus is the protagonist and both a dynamic and flat character. He learns to control his arrogance, however keeps many of his selfish behavior. Telemachus is a dynamic character who represents the change in coming of age and maturity. He starts off as an insecure character but transforms into a man with strong character, well deserving of his title of Odysseus’s son. Penelope is a flat character, being the wife of Odysseus she is courted by many suitors yet still stays fiercely loyal to her husband.
In this piece of text we see into Telemachus’s mind and hear him wishing for his father's return, so that he can rid his home of all of the Suitors trying to take his wife's hand in marriage. The reader can see, even early on in the Telemachy, that Telemachus has had a positive image of his father as a hero established into his mind helping the reader understand what his motivations are for finding his father and returning him to his family and his city. Concluding
This is courageous because the suitors only cared about getting Penelope and if they cared so much about that why would they want Odysseus to come home to ruin their chances? It was also courageous when him and Telemachus fought off the remaining suitors because they were both greatly
Nevertheless, Penelope nor her son give up their faith and continue to wait for Odysseus. Odysseus must quickly return home, to rule his kingdom and not give up his loyalty to Penelope, and Telemachus. On his way, he encounters many events that proves his heroism and fearless characteristics. Knowledge is one of the most well-known characteristics of Odysseus shown in the event where he blinded the cyclops as well as arrogance. Finding
The most painful of these words arrives at the end when her son proclaims that the child she raised is not the same anymore. This marks his transition from boyhood to manhood: a transition in which the male perception of female inferiority grows stronger. A mother loves her son, and in modern times there are family disputes; however, they are mostly out of spite for parents in general, not out of misogynistic