When it comes to his family, Jason aligns his ideals with and draws his inspiration almost entirely from his mother and Julia. While certain scenes present the father in a tolerable light, the chapter ‘Souvenirs’ stands as a symbol for the discourse in their father-son relationship. Jason’s dad is actually far to similar to his son, as shown by the quickness with which he shirked from an altercation with his boss, to serve as a proper role model. In the later half of that same chapter, however, Jason recounts “I had no idea mom could be so bulletproof”(193) when depicting how she stood up to the spoiled, highschool thieves. Far more than just a juxtaposition to the father’s frailness, the mother’s action serve as an idealized metaphor for Jason’s own struggles.
We are brought to the distinct knowledge that Odysseus was a highly esteemed character amongst his people, but it is mostly through his son, Telemachus’ coming of age and the journey which he embarks on that we learn of this. Telemachus a complete opposite of his father lacks certain characteristics that an ideal hero would portray due to the frank manner in which he conveys meaning and the way he perceives things that are spoken. Therefore, this essay aims to discuss the role that conversation plays as a crucial point of development for Telemachus and the influence it has on his development. Through closely analyzing the given extracts from The Odyssey I will explore Telemachus’ naivety as an undeveloped boy when his addressing Mentes, his secret journey to Sparta and Pylos, reuniting and conspiring with his father and his increased boldness in the end, accordingly identifying the emphasis that each of the extracts places on different points of conversation in his development throughout the essay. The purpose of this is to establish how language
All through The Odyssey, the characters develop in a certain way that interchanges the outcome of the book. Odysseus is able to develop knowledge and wisdom to deal with his men during the battle and the suitors who were frustrating his wife. In addition, he came back home as a hero after the Trojan War. Telemachus developed into a mature man who could deal with any problem in his father’s absence. However, based on the story, it is evident that, Telemachus demonstrates a great change basing upon the times the characters were away from Ithaca.
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. In Book
Laertes is extremely happy because he saw his “son and grandson” and they “vie[d] for courage” (Homer 461). Odysseus and Telémachus brought honor back to their family because they displayed their strength and gallantry when they killed the suitors. Orestes and Agamemnon are two more characters that have an interesting father-son bond and are both very important to the plot of The Odyssey. Agamemnon’s wife, Clytemnestra,
Athena makes several comments throughout the text that allow us to see how much she truly does care for Odysseus and it starts very early in the book. In Book One, she is conversing with “Father, son of Cronus, the high and mighty king” (Home 1.54) telling him how Odysseus does not deserve death, that he earned his life. She explained to him, “my heart breaks for Odysseus” (Homer 1.57). This is the first time in text we see her feelings about Odysseus come out, however it does not stop there. In Book Five, gods are gathered on Mount Olympus to discuss and determine the fate of Odysseus.
Concluding the events in the book The Odyssey written by the famous author named Homer, a question may arise to some readers. The question that arises for the readers, which can be a bit confusing, is who is the true hero of The Odyssey? At first hand it may seem that the person who was the most hubris, or the strongest person, the man that saved his home, returned home, or prevailed in the end, there is more than light that meets the eye. The hero in the odyssey is actually right under our noses, and he is the one most people would expect not to be. The true hero of The Odyssey is Odysseus, son of Laertes.
In the epic The Odyssey the hero, Odysseus shows many traits but I think one of the best traits he shows is self-sacrifice. The first episode where Odysseys shows loyalty is the cyclops episode. He had put his life on the line very much in this episode. He did it gladly knowing he wasn’t putting his men’s lives on the line. He showed loyalty when he gave the cyclops the drink and when he chose the leading lamb to be under.
The journey of Telemachus follows many of the stages in "The Hero's Journey." His story starts at his father Odysseus' palace, in the ordinary world. Here, we are introduced to Telemachus and his dilemma: suitors are taking over his house in the absence of his father. Next, Athena presents Telemachus with a call to adventure, saying, "I have some good advice, if only you will accept it." (1.321) Athena lays out a plan for Telemachus to discover his father's fate, beckoning him to take on the challenge.
No non-loving would still care this much, after all Odysseus had gone through. Throughout the epic poem, Odysseus is constantly demonstrating his cleverness, boldness, and lovingness. He mainly shows himself being clever and bold in book 9, when he encounters the cyclops. However, in the last few books, we see how much he loves his family. Heroes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but a true hero is clever; he can always think of a plan when it is needed.
In the story the Odyssey, Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, shows all the characteristics of being a hero. The traits that Odysseus portrays is being clever, determined, and brave. To begin, one of the qualities that I admired most about Odysseus was the fact that he was clever. For example, one way Odysseus was clever was when he decided to not tell the men that rowed the ship about Scylla and Charybdis. In the story it says, “Odysseus decides to tell the men only of Circe’s warnings about the Sirens,” (Narrator 1234).