Upon Odysseus arrival to Ithaca, Athena hides his identity to help him defeat the suitors. She turns him into a very old beggar to conceal his identity from everyone, most importantly the suitors. Odysseus reveals himself to his son Telemachus, cowherd and the swine herd. The nurse Eurycleia recognizes him because of a scar he got years ago by a boar’s white tusk. Penelope doesn’t recognize Odysseus at first sight because of the disguise. She starts to put things together that Odysseus could be the beggar right in front of her when she tells him her dreams and he answers “Dear woman,” quick Odysseus answered, “Twist it however you like, your dream can only mean one thing. Odysseus told you himself – he’ll make it come to pass. Destruction is
The Odyssey is an epic by Homer. It is a story about Odysseus journey back to Ithaca after the Trojan War. All the Greek heroes had returned home after the Trojan War except for Odysseus who was an important hero in Ithaca. Odysseus was absent in his son’s life and Telemachus decided that, it was time to find his father and bring him back home to his wife Penelope. Odysseus was trapped in Calypso Island for ten years and this made his son Telemachus to embark on a journey to find him after he learnt that he was not dead. The story is filled with mysterious and supernatural forces and happenings, but they still keep the characters going on in their expeditions. The Odyssey is an epic whereby the characters are developed
In The Odyssey the relationship between Odysseus and Telemachus is important. Odysseus been gone for over twenty years of Telemachus life. He is not there through the adolescence. Telemachus hurt by the absence of his father he looks who resembles the same features of his father. Although, Odyssey is gone there is still a relationship being formed between
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. Now, what if Telemachus could pick up the Odyssey and read his very own Telemachy? The most important lesson Telemachus can learn is the progression of his maturity is and it is provoked when he mourns about his father and shows respect to the Kings of the other countries.
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.
In the novel, The Odyssey translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Telemachus gives a speech to Ithaca. He argues to the suitors about disrespecting his father Odysseus’ home even though they think Odysseus is dead and will never come home. Courageously, from the heart, Telemachus goes up against the suitors to state control over the key social practices of marriage hospitality. Telemachus’ speech was effective because it showed pathos, logos, and ethos. Telemachus looks and acts the part of his father, astonishing those who presumably knew him as a boy.
1. Book 3 shows the importance of Odysseus leaving his home and taking action, so that he could learn about his father and most importantly, grow up. It was important that Telemachus went to visit old Nestor, because his journey would teach him how to live independently and force him to take charge of his life and Ithaca. During his journey, Telemachus would have to overcome all of the problems that he faces by himself. This would teach him many valuable lessons and force him to mature into a young adult. Furthermore, it would make him more confident and assertive, which will help him lead himself and others better.
If you have ever read The Odyssey before you know Telemachus grew up without a dad. In today's society children have grown up with their parents in the military which is just like growing up without a dad. This relates to Telemachus having to grow up with his dad being gone for most of his life.The struggle of being without a father is the same struggle Telemachus felt when his dad was fighting in the trojan war. It is also the same feeling you get when your dad is out there fighting for your country and having the fear he might not come back. The Odyssey is an great way of showing these feelings.The Odyssey is and epic poem that was written by Homer and then later translated by Robert Fitzgerald and a nother version by Samuel Butler.
Odysseus is a man of great honor, and follows his father’s teachings which made him a person of greatness. In “The Odyssey” the position of men is very important, especially men who were known to have strength and courage. It was an honor to be a son, whom followed their father’s noble achievements and exhibited the skills that they were taught. In “The Odyssey”, it is not surprising that the relationship of Odysseus and Telemachus, is admiring as it is; Telemachus is proud of his son, who show such promise, and the Odysseus is proud of their father, who have earned a respectable reputation as a warrior who defended their territory bravely. It is amazing how the actions of a father can shape the future of his son. However, Odysseus and Telemachus spend more time apart than they do together, and it is through distance that they develop even more of better relationship and love for one another.
Joseph Brodsky, the poet of “Odysseus to Telemachus”, successfully conveys the feelings of a homesick man -- Odysseus from The Odyssey -- longing to see his son, Telemachus, once more by both relating it to The Odyssey and using assorted literary devices. The poem is three stanzas long, and formatted like a letter from Odysseus to Telemachus -- which allows the reader feel as if they are catching a glimpse into the heart and despair of Odysseus while he is journeying back home.
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. From the other side Odysseus is very caring towards his own son. Some evidence of this is when Ms. Shank came to talk to the class and said that Odysseus wouldn’t run
In the book called The Odyssey by Homer, it mainly follows the story of a king of a village called Ithaca, hundreds of years ago-This man, is named Odysseus. Odysseus goes through many adventures after the victory of the Trojan War. However, this is where Odysseus, is not being as strong as a great war hero and a king as he should be. Although Odysseus was seen as a very strong person, physically and mentally, he lacks the appreciation and the care of his crew throughout the trials and didn’t think through many of his actions thoroughly and how they would affect not only his crew but people around him.
During Odysseus’ decade-long journey to his home, he encounters many forms of suffering, the most prevalent being transformative in nature. Transformative suffering, which is typically caused by mortals, themselves, alters a mortal being; albeit physically, mentally, or emotionally. In the first few years of his journey, Odysseus suffers the loss of much of his crew. He loses men while plundering a small island; he loses some to the lotus esters; and a few to Polyphemus. Throughout all these sufferings, Odysseus learns that he should listen to the advice of others; thus, transforming him mentally and emotionally through these sufferings. Odysseus eventually learns that wisdom comes from long thought, suffering, and experience. As a result
Telemachus’ life serves as the gateway to Odysseus’ legacy. The egocentric nature in which Telemachus describes Odysseus’ assumed fate strengthens the idea that Odysseus’ legacy lies in Telemachus’ life on earth. The idea of “great fame for years to come” is reflected through Telemachus’ life because Telemachus is both the physical and the figurative link between Odysseus and the mortal, living world (Ody. I.279). Telemachus’ mention of the gods’ “vengeance” by killing Odysseus elaborates on a more general juxtaposition – the gods, who are immortal, control humans’ mortality (Ody. 272). However, the gods don’t have control over a legacy, as storytelling is a human activity. In this sense, ironically, the power of mortality overcomes immortality. Importantly, Telemachus’ description of Odysseus’ fame is rooted in his death. The distinction between mortals and immortals lies in the idea that immortals can’t have a legacy, as immortals will physically live forever.
The Odyssey, written by Homer, tells the story of the adventures of Odysseus's journey. During his return, Odysseus encounters treacherous waters, horrifying beasts, and angry gods. The story also focuses on his family and friends that wait for his return back home in Ithaca. One character that shows the qualities of a hero is Odysseus's son, Telemakhus. The heroic qualities of Telemakhus are patience, boldness, and intelligence.