After she reveals herself to Odysseus, Athena tells Odysseus what needs to be done to get rid of the suitors at his palace. Odysseus also depends on Athena as him mentor. He ask Athena to "Weave a plan so I can pay them back!" (Homer 332). Odysseus trusts goddess Athena's plan to get rid of the suitors and having her as his mentor, he is more confident to take down the suitors.
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.
An Epic Hero Odysseus is an epic hero. Do you think Odysseus is an epic hero. According to Homer's epic poemOdysseus was a King of Ithaca. Homer described Odysseus as a man of wisdom, shrewdness, eloquence, resourcefulness, courage, and endurance. Odysseusis the son of Laertes.
While she obviously does this to her suitors, Penelope may have also done the same to Odysseus. Although Odysseus finally confirms her suspicions with the wedding bed, Penelope may have figured out who he was in disguise as earlier as their first
However, Telemachus’s character interests me more which is why he is also my favorite character. Telemachus’s character is interesting because his character development is impressive and his personality is unique, unlike all the other characters. Being a young boy and not seeing your father for 20 years is probably really harsh. At the palace, the suitors are feasting every day without acknowledging Telemachus. Penelope, Telemachus’s mother, hardly comes out of her bedchamber.
Philip Zimbardo's statement stays true in The Odyssey by Homer. In the book Odysseus, the king of Ithaca has to leave his family to fight in the Trojan war. He leaves behind his loving wife, Penelope along with his newborn son, Telemachus. Unfortunately, even after the Trojan war Odysseus faces many hardships and troubles returning home to Ithaca Throughout all hardships, Odysseus proves himself as a hero in The Odyssey. For starters, Odysseus is a hero because he shows many leadership like qualities. First, Odysseus shows leadership qualities when he is among his crew, men helping him get home.
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.
King Alcinous and Queen Arete shower Odysseus with gifts and wealth while dedicating a sumptuous feast for him filled with entertainment, tales, songs, and merrymaking. Odysseus regales his audience with his heroic achievements in Troy and the chains of disaster that befalls him because of the selfish whims of the gods such as the nymphs Calypso and Circe. He also recounts the tale of when he gains the ire of Poseidon for blinding his Cyclops son, Polyphemus. Despite knowing that Poseidon—the Phaeacians’ ancestral god—has a grudge against Odysseus, they still escorted Odysseus back to Ithaca while giving him more than enough treasures that can be considered more than what Odysseus could have acquired in Troy. This act of being too generous, especially to someone Poseidon considers as an enemy has damaged Poseidon’s honor and reputation.
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.
Penelope, his wife, is greatly affected; as many greedy suitors disrespect her and move into their home to try and win her hand in marriage. Throughout ‘The Odyssey’, the greed and folly of men play a huge part in increasing the difficulty and severity of Odysseus’s situations and ultimately change his fate and the directions of his journey. The greed and folly of men are largely represented by Penelope’s suitors. In the very first book of The Odyssey, the disgusting actions of the suitors were introduced to the readers.
For starters Macbeth eager desire to be king causes him to kill King Duncan. Macbeth killing the king shows his ambition because he keeps enduring with the process of killing the King Duncan even though he had doubts. With the many doubts that Macbeth had such as he would not be loyal or he would be caught and killed he reassured himself and persevered through his thoughts to accomplish killing the king. Lady Macbeth has a variety of events that shows her ambition in this play. In the play Lady Macbeth prays to invite spirts to help prepare her for the actions that she has commit.
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 The Odyssey, Odysseus and Telemachus are two heroes that go through tests to try and complete their quests. At the beginning of the book, Odysseus is a Trojan war hero who has been away from home for a war that lasted ten years. It takes him another ten to get back home. Telemachus is Odysseus’s son. Telemachus believes that his father will never come back until Athena tells him to go and try to find any information about Odysseus’s whereabouts.
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.