Telemachus Essays

  • Telemachus Role In The Odyssey

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    characters such as Penelope, Odysseus and Telemachus (all characters from the Iliad or Odyssey. Telemachus’ addition, in particular, not only makes the reader consider more sides and views of the marriage but it also shows the other people generally effected by divorce, such as a child of two people getting a divorce. Telemachus’ role within the book is to be an outside perspective of this marriage, but a constantly changing one, as the character of Telemachus has clear growth and a character arc in

  • Odysseus And Telemachus Transformation

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    Laura Ross World Literature to 1650 ENGL 2410-N01 23 September 2015 Telemachus and his transformation “Long before anyone else, the prince Telemakhos now caught sight of Athena—for he, too, was sitting there, unhappy among the suitors, a boy, daydreaming” (Homer 277). Odysseus’ son, Telemakhos is depressed about his situation at home with the suitors, and lacks the strength to change it. Odysseus is presumed dead, and his wife Penelope is doing everything she can to avoid having to choose one of

  • Telemachus Journey Essay

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    Telemachus’ epic Journey to manhood “Telemachus, now to remember your coming of age. Years your trust was open as the doors of your house…” (Hughes 1960). Homer’s The Odyssey is a Greek epic poem that predominantly uncovers the heroic journey of Odysseus in his struggle to return to Ithaca from the Trojan War. He has been gone for nearly twenty years, and his absence has stirred up much trouble for the survival of his kingdom. We are brought to the distinct knowledge that Odysseus was a highly esteemed

  • Similarities Between Odysseus And Telemachus

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    Both Odysseus and Telemachus, the father and son duo, showcase their individual characterization and journey through stages of deep paralysis as well as a period of recuperation and learning from model kingdoms in Greece. In order to grow and become solid leaders for Ithaca, both Odysseus and Telemachus must have moments of feeling paralyzed and dysfunctional so that they are able to learn how to deal with their situations. For Telemachus, his struggle was at home where he found himself surrounded

  • Analysis Of Telemachus Battles The Lion

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    Pinelli’s piece tilted Telemachus Battles The Lion (from The Adventures of Telemachus, Book 2, 1808.) The piece is Pen and black ink with brush and gray and brown wash, with traces of black on paper. Telemachus was in Egypt, and for him to ensure his safety and freedom, he wrestled and killed a lion that attacked him and his fellow shepards’ flocks. The artist made the focal point of the painting to Telemachus wrestling the lion, because it symbolizes the freedom of Telemachus and the shepards’. In

  • Are The Similarities Between Telemachus And The Suitors In The Odyssey

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    subject of why the first four books of the Odyssey focus on Telemachus. Jenkins claims it’s a tribute to Odysseus because Telemachus is a part of him. I disagree because though the Odyssey primarily depicts Odysseus’ nostos, it is also driven by Telemachus’ maturation in tact and intelligence to significance beyond simply coming of age. There are several scenes in the first four books and the last quarter of the epic in which Telemachus make speeches with key similarities that invoke identical responses

  • Telemachus Role In Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    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

  • Brief Summary Of Telemachus's Life

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    pretended to be an old begger so he could gather information on what was his status on the island after all the years he had been gone. Ulysses continued to pretend to be an old beggar, but when he saw his son, Telemachus he told him that he was his father, Ulysses. Ulysses, Telemachus, and Eumaeus headed to the castle where laid Penelope's suitors who wished for her hand in marriage. They came up with a plan to defeat all the suitors. Ulysses pretended to be a beggar and begged his wife's suitors

  • An Outline Of Penelope In Homer's The Odyssey

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    true to one’s word, promises, vows, etc. Background information: The Odyssey written by Homer is about Odysseus’ 10 year journey home after the Trojan War. Along the way Odysseus battles the wrath of the Greek gods. His wife Penelope and his son Telemachus fight off the suitors for Penelope's hand on the throne. Holding them back long enough for Odysseus to return back to Ithaca. As Odysseus loses all his crew throughout the journey, he finally returns home from his long brutal voyage. Penelope and

  • Disarray Of The House Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    and his house is being devoured by suitors of his wife, while his son, Telemachus, idly seats by, mourning his father as his inheritance is gradually diminished. Despite the suitor’s ruthlessness and his mother’s constant teasing, Telemachus is to blame for the lengthy duration in which the suitors ravaged his home by evidence of his negligence and need for divine intervention. In the absence of his father Odysseus, Telemachus as the head of the house fails to keep things in order. His mother is

  • Family In The Odyssey

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    through it all and eventually made it home to his family. Ulysses’ family motivated him to come home because of his desire to come home to Telemachus, defend his Penelope, and return to his beloved spouse. One of the reasons Ulysses wanted to come home: his absence ensued him missing his son's whole childhood (Sentence 11). “Penelope was pregnant with Telemachus when Odysseus left their island home of Ithaca for the battle

  • Margaret Atwood The Odyssey Analysis

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    The Odyssey by Homer is an epic that delves into the adventures and travels of the hero Odysseus as he tries to return home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus in Ithaca after the Trojan War (Homer and Mitchell, 2013). This story focuses almost completely on Odysseus, but shows us small snippets of the life of Penelope. Although Penelope does show up in The Odyssey, she is not given a chance to tell her story, unlike her cousin Helen of Troy (Economou Green 2014). It is decades later, in

  • Odysseus Of Homer's Odyssey

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    After Odysseus’s travels he arrived home to see hundreds of suitors waiting in his yard. While he was gone, all the available men in the land decided to pursue his wife. Odysseus got Athena to disguise him as an old beggar and he met up with his son and devised a plan to rid his wife of the suitors. He then seeks refuge, still dressed as an old beggar, in Penelope’s house. He tells her that he has seen Odysseus and describes himself to her. His description brings Penelope to tears and she asks him

  • The Role Of Self Restraint In Homer's Odyssey

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    of suitors invaded his palace to court his faithful wife, Penelope. Meanwhile, inexperienced prince Telemachus struggles to overthrow them while attempting to establish himself as the new leader of Ithaca. However, the suitors are

  • The Role Of Eurycleia In Homer's Odyssey

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    “That was the last, Odysseus told Penelope, just as sleep overcame him…sleep losing his limbs, slipping the toils of anguish from his mind,(Homer, 466)” The jubilant day suddenly felt somber to the still awake maid, Eurycleia; a draft abruptly traveled through her room, blowing out her once glowing candle. Fear of an evil spirit engrossed her, so she enveloped herself in the woolen blanket, and attempted pleasant sleep once more. Her candle suddenly went aglow again though. A man with a wry smile

  • Mentality In The Odyssey

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    accomplishment, or even to earn something. In “The Odyssey” Odysseus went on an expedition to fight in the Trojan War, but then it became a journey to return to his wife, son and Ithaca, his homeland. His son also goes on a trip. “Taking Athena’s advice, Telemachus travels to Pylos for word of his father.”(Page 371.) In the epic Odysseus’s son,

  • A Positive Hospitality In Homer's Odyssey

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    In ancient greek mythology, hospitality is used as kind gesture to the the travelers who are coming from long distances. In the Odyssey hospitality was shown positively and negatively by the other gods towards Odysseus, his wife, and his son. As the sailors arrive to the islands along their journeys they expect to be treated with positive hospitality, but that is not always the case. In the Odyssey, the custom of hospitality is used, but there is times when negative hospitality causes some of his

  • Greek Hospitality In Odysseus

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    Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, tells all the suitor that it is time to quit the games and sit down for supper,”At this reminder/ they all broke up their games, and trailed away/ into the gracious, timbered hall. There, first/ they dropped their cloaks on chairs;

  • Examples Of Fidelity In The Odyssey

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    this term as, “The quality or state of being faithful.” (webster) In the book The Odyssey by Homer, we are introduced to the Trojan war hero named Odysseus, who spends 20 years venturing home to be reunited with his loving wife, Penelope, and son Telemachus. Through twists and turns of the epic, Odysseus is faced with scenarios which might leave the reader thinking that he is an adulterer. If one is physically unfaithful, does it make the act justifiable if it was for his survival? Can a man actually

  • The Homecoming Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    The homecoming of Odysseus was quite an extravagant one. He didn’t come home to peace and happiness, he returned from a long series of trials and battles only to enter into another one. But this time he wasn’t fighting for his survival, he was fighting for his family, and for vengance. Odysseus was known for being very clever, and he continued to use that to his advantage when it came to his homecoming. He came disguised as a poor beggar, and didn’t reveal his true self to many people before the