The Role Of Telemachus In The Odyssey

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Odysseus, the great hero, does not make a physical appearance in the odyssey until the fifth book. The author may have done this for multiple reasons. One reason may have been to create such a suspense that keeps the readers interested in reading the book. Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, has been created into a smaller hero story, in the Odyssey, through how he encountered a journey to find his father. Sons of great heroes and gods were expected to take after their fathers, so Telemachus took on this journey as his father would have. This strategy of making a small journey for Telemachus not only showed how sons took after their fathers, but it also draws the readers in to wanting to see this great epic hero, Odysseus. Odysseus is not just talked
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