Telemachus and Penelope must take on many challenges with Odysseus gone, such as being a source of moral support for each other and taking on more tasks. With one less person in the family, there is one less shoulder to cry on and absence in moral support is definitely a great loss. Penelope and Telemachus must have a special bond to be able to get through the absence of Odysseus. They must always be there for each other for moral support. Though the man of the house back in Ancient Greece did not do much housework, there are many important jobs that Telemachus and Penelope must fill in for in Odysseus's absence. An example of this is Odysseus's way of making a living. Though living without a father is tough, Telemachus is prepared to meet
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When Telemakhos found out that his father was home, he was overjoyed. Odysseus had been gone for over a decade but that did not matter to Telemakhos. He was so happy that his father was home, so he didn’t care that he had been gone for so long. It reminded me of the story The Prodigal Son from the bible. He welcomed his father home so lovingly even when he hadn’t seen his father since he was a baby.
Odysseus and his son Telemakhos have a unique relationship. Since Odysseus left home when his son was very young. While Odysseus was gone, his son was taught about his father and heard stories about his life and all he had done. Telemakhos idolized his father and was wise to form his own opinions of him based on who gave him the information versus just believing anything anyone would say. When Telemakhos was reunited with his father he knew he must protect him with all of his might.
In Book 3 of The Odyssey, Homer characterizes Telemachus as confident and authoritative, as demonstrated through his speech and physique, despite his initial self-uncertainty. In the process, Telemachus’ character transforms dramatically. At first, Telemachus was unconfident in his abilities to converse. He explicitly revealed this uncertainty to Athena as he states, “How can I greet him, Mentor, even approach the king? I’m hardly adept at subtle conversation” (Homer 108).
Throughout the Odyssey, Telemachus's growth is heavily influenced by the people around him and his internal need to live up to his father. Due to inspiration from above and his long-missing father, Telemachus can emerge as a leader, journeying through his own Odyssey. Growing up waiting for Telemachus' father, Odysseuss' return,
Distribution The distribution of food aids in the growth of relationships by bringing people together. Whether people wait in line to receive food from the Smith dining halls or a parent calls their child to the table, the announcement of food alerts people to gather. In these moments, eating leads to interaction and communication. Within the Odyssey, Athena used the exchange of food as a platform to build a unique, ritualized friendship with Telemachus.
The Odyssey is one of the greatest works of human history. It is a story told for a point and is about a man who endures harsh tasks to find his way home after the Trojan War. He has a son, Telemachus, who struggles at home while he waits for his father to return. The first four books of The Odyssey is called the Telemachy. They are named this way because it is about Telemachus as he journeys from home for the first time in search of news about his missing father.
Ulysses, is a man referenced into many stories in western culture, but who is he? First known as the son of Laertes, he was the king of Ithaca during the Trojan War and sailed across the sea for 10 years, desperately trying to return home to his wife Penelope. During the journey returning home from the Trojan War, Ulysses used the same smarts which won him the war to beat monsters and travel through harsh environments aiming for home. The first monster he faced was Polyphemus, the cyclops who ate a good portion of his crew, Circe who turned his crew into pigs and finally Charybdis, wrecking his entire ship and left him alone to Neptune’s(Ocean God) wrath. Calypso saved him, but kept him in her home for years, until she finally relents to Hermes(Messenger
At the beginning of The Odyssey, Odysseus’ son Telemachus is immature and helpless; however, through the lessons he learned on his journey, he matures into a stronger young man. Telemachus sees Mentes, who is actually a disguised Athena, for the first time in the beginning of The Odyssey. “First by far to see her was Prince Telemachus, sitting among the suitors, heart obsessed with grief.” (1.132-3) Here, Telemachus, one of novice experience in dealing with life crises weeps and wishes that his father could come back and deal with those residing in their household, rather than facing the suitors that feast on what little is left of Odysseus’ inventory. The suitors are finally getting on newly brazen Telemachus’ nerves, “But self-possessed
Since the beginning of time, children have grown and matured. Their development may come from many influences from people all around, some having a more significant impact than others. In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, Telemachus, the young prince of Ithaca, is troubled with a missing father, Odysseus, whom he has never seen in his lifetime. He spends his childhood living with suitors, who beg for his mother, Penelope's, hand in marriage. He watches them drain his riches, eating and living gratuitously.
Fulfilling one’s arête does not necessarily mean being the best there is at something, but merely being the best you can be at something specific. This could mean a warrior, a wife, a son, a dancer, really just about anything. Throughout Homer’s Odyssey, various characters fulfill certain arêtes of theirs, yet other fail miserably at it, the most important example perhaps being Odysseus himself. Some characters even fulfill one of their arête but fall considerably shorter of fulfilling others, like Penelope. Arête shapes much of the Odyssey, and the motivations of many characters are driven by the concept.
Basically, everyone has had a family they have had to worry about protecting them in some way as Telemachus. Times have changed, but basis of the story is still around over decades. People still have the responsibility to protect and take care of their family with or without a father. When Telemachus did finally return and his father returned they still protected their family and took revenge on the suitors by killing them all. This is an example of loyalty Odysseus and Telemachus had to their family.
I believe Odysseus is alive. I believe my son, Telemachus is angry with the destruction in our home and won 't be able to stand for it much longer. I believe my power in my own home has been taken from me and there is nothing I can do about it. I love Odysseus. I love him so much that I know he must be alive.
With only one parent, time management may be very difficult. Marilyn Mangum, 37, says,”’Being a single parent and working full-time, it’s hard to find time to do anything other than just take care of the necessities of life’”(Foerstner 2). Mangum’s children, and other single-parent children for that matter, don’t get to do the extra activities that other children their age get to do. With both parents, there are multiple schedules that can be rearranged to accommodate the child, but with only one parent, they have their own busy schedule. This can also show how Telemachus must have felt in his father’s absence.
The Relationship between Telemachus and Odysseus his father is very different. First off, Telemachus has really never met his father but there is still some relation there. Telemachus longs to meet his father and have a relationship. It is very clear that Telemachus struggles to come to the fact that his father has been away for so long and questions at the beginning of the books if he will every come home. Once Telemachus is told by Athena in disguise that his father is still alive ( lines 220-228 in Fagles) he longs on a journey to try and find his dad to see if he is alive.
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.