Analysis of Telemachus in Odyssey Essay
In the Odyssey, Telemachus, son of great hero Odysseus, who grows up in the world of greed and disrespect where the suitors take over his palace and court his mother, is one of the most significant character throughout the whole epic. His father, Odysseus, leaving the land Ithaca for 20 years, is the only warrior alive in Trojan war who hasn’t make his return home. During Telemachus’ expedition to search for the news of his father, he is under a process of maturation from the beginning in which he is mere a shadow of his father to the end in which he becomes more and more like him in terms of initiative, sensitivity and socialization.
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However, people usually attribute his sudden development to the assistance of the goddess. So he is still undergoing the process of maturation until he takes the initiative on his own. And that step is accomplished after the re-encounter with his father. When he returns to the palace he is already adept in ordering his mother and her maids to comply with his will. As Telemachus said in book 17”:Don’t move me to tears, don’t stir the heart inside me. . . Bathe now, put on some fresh clothes, go up to your own room with your serving-women, pray, and