Odyssey Telemachus Essay

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  • Telemachus in The Odyssey

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    people are familiar with the whole storyline of The Odyssey. Odysseus leaves Troy and embarks on an epic journey filled with adventure and fantasy. However, most readers are unaware that there are actually two journeys that are unfolding simultaneously throughout Homer’s epic. Telemachus’ journey greatly differs from that of his father, Odysseus. While it might not be filled with as much adrenaline and adventure as his father‘s journey, Telemachus’ quest is certainly one that should be noted since

  • Telemachus’ Odyssey

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    The Odyssey. Odysseus leaves Troy and embarks on an epic journey filled with adventure and fantasy. However, most readers are unaware that there are actually two journeys that are unfolding simultaneously throughout Homer’s epic. Telemachus’ journey greatly differs from that of his father, Odysseus. While it might not be filled with as much adrenaline and adventure as his father‘s journey, Telemachus’ quest is certainly one that should be noted. It is the story of his coming-of-age. Telemachus greatly

  • 'The Odyssey' - Telemachus' Journey

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    boy become a man? This rite of passage is explored in Robert Fagles ' translation of Homer 's epic poem, The Odyssey. Odysseus (king of Ithaca) fought in the Trojan War for ten years and after the fall of Troy he spent the next ten years trying to get home. He left behind an infant son, Telemachus, and a devoted wife, Penelope. Although they longed for Odysseus ' return, Penelope and Telemachus were the perfect hosts to wayward strangers - even as their estate became overrun with arrogant suitors -

  • Telemachus As Metaphors In The Odyssey

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    The Odyssey proves to be a metaphor for a man’s life through comparing the different characters present in the novel; Telemachus - the young - Odysseus - the middle-aged - and Laertes - the old. Telemachus, to begin with, is weak, left on his own by Odysseus’s unknown fate. “He would have left a great name for his son to inherit. But there was no famous end for him. He has left nothing but sorrow and tears” (31). Because of his father’s hazy outcome, Telemachus’s mother has been left in social

  • Telemachus In Homer's The Odyssey

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    Throughout Homer’s The Odyssey, it is suggested within books one through four that Telemachus is, in a way, coming of age and growing into a stronger, more independent young man similar to his father, Odysseus. When Telemachus is first introduced as Athena arrives at his palace, his first impression is given as a whining, self-pitying child wallowing in the shadow of his lost father. As he sees Athena, disguised as Mentor entering the palace, in his first thoughts immediately circle back to his

  • The Relationship Of Telemachus And Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    As time goes there are changes, changes in the human experience this fact applies no differently to the relationship of a father and son in Homer’s Odyssey. Through characterization on the surface, this significant relationship appears quite distinct in contrast to such relationships today. However, these quite humane and sentimental relationships are no different than those experienced today. Quite frankly, what is true of humans in the ancient world is true to humans today, ability to feel

  • Telemachus 's Development Of The Odyssey

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    the character Telemachus in the Odyssey All through the major books of The Odyssey, it nearly seems as if Telemachus is the dominant character because his father 's introduction does not emanate until when Telemachus experiences an "arousal" to his accountabilities. The reader observes his struggles and fights with those suitors who have occupied his father 's fortress-palace and with the support of Athena; he lastly starts to take charge of the circumstances. Even though Telemachus certainly never

  • Telemachus: the True Hero of the Odyssey

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    In The Odyssey, the reader is easily able to distinguish that Odysseus is a hero in the story. He is a god-like figure. Odysseus’s wife, Penelope, is a hero and seen by many readers as such especially females. Both possess characteristics of heroes and they deserve to be considered such but that does not mean that they are the true hero of the story. Their son Telemachus is the true hero in The Odyssey. The reader should be able to identify with him the most and realize everything that has happened

  • The Character Of Telemachus In Homer's Odyssey

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    Athena abets Telemachus greatly in Homers The Odyssey. Telemachus believes his father, Odysseus is dead because he has been gone for almost 20 years but Athena convinces him otherwise. When Athena disguises herself as Mentes she tells Telemachus that,” If now it really pleases the blissful gods/ that wise Odysseus shall return at last” (1.98-9). Without Athena informing Telemachus of his father being alive, he never would have set off to find him. Not only does Athena tell Telemachus his father is

  • The Maturation of Telemachus in Homer's Odyssey Essays

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    The Maturation of Telemachus in Homer's Odyssey     The Odyssey was a great book in which many characters were brought out and developed.  The most significant development that occured in the epic was the development of Telemachus.  Telemachus is a very complex character that Homer develops from beginning to end.  From the beginning when is a mere shadow of his father to near the end in which he is considered just as courageous.  Many factors influence Telemachus as he matures into

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