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    Telemachus embarks on a physical and psychological journey in order to define his identity. His journeys will allow him to pass the threshold of youth into adulthood and uncover information about his father. As an adolescent, Telemachus is trying to find his identity based on where he is, who he is with, and what he is doing. With the lack of a father in his life, Telemachus is incognizant of his identity. He identifies himself as royalty and as the son of Odysseus and Penelope, the King and Queen of Ithaca. Telemachus is instructed to find out information about his father, which will further help in defining Telemachus’ self-cognizance. Odysseus is the only missing piece to Telemachus’ puzzle of identity. Telemachus can only fully understand his own identity with the understanding of his father’s identity.…

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    main character Odysseus leaving his home of Ithaca to fight a battle in Troy. Odysseus also left behind his wife Penelope, and their newborn son, Telemachus. Odysseus has not been home in 20 years, so Telemachus did not have a father figure growing up. Telemachus is not very mature and he does not know how to act like a “real” man. Throughout The Odyssey, Telemachus has to mature to a man through his journey has to go on. Telemachus is a boy at the beginning of The Odyssey because he is weak.…

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    ten-year long war, he still has not returned home yet. Although the central plot of Homer’s Odyssey follows Odysseus and his quest back home, another powerful message reveals itself in the subplot regarding Telemachus, Odysseus’s twenty-year old son. As the man of the house, he has to take on the responsibility of running the household and defending his mother Penelope and himself from the dangerous appetites of the hundreds of suitors who nag Penelope. Even though he still has a long ways to…

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    ways we would have never expected. When Telemachus leaves his home in Ithaca on a mission to find his father and gain his peace of mind back, these changes are evident. Before meeting Athena, Telemachus was weak and passive towards the suitors. Although, when he begins his journey to find his father he becomes much more assertive rather than passive. When he learns that his father was a well known and very likable man, it gives him the confidence and hope that he can be a true successor to his…

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    Throughout the first book of Homer’s The Odyssey, Telemachus faces a variety of dilemmas, including, but not limited to, an identity crisis, a vast assortment of men exhausting his estate, a father on hiatus, a weeping mother, and quite frankly the ability to think independently. All of these adversities culminate into the overarching issue facing Telemachus, in that Telemachus is a bit over zealous to do something, anything really, without truly thinking through all of the possible…

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    starts off with Athena coming to Telemachus while he is in Sparta trying to fall asleep. She tells him that he needs to start on his journey home or most likely Eurymachus will marry his mother and take over the Odysseus’ throne. He should go to Eumaeus the loyal family swineherd, and have him tell his mother that he is back safe and sound. Telemachus wants to get moving at once he wakes up his companion Nestor’s son and at dawn they start their journey homeward. Menelaus gets Telemachus all the…

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    they obtained their characteristics, by fate or by free will. The first of these characters is Prince Telemachus, son of Odysseus, and a protagonist of the story. Throughout the Odyssey, it becomes clear that Telemachus possesses a strong moral fiber…

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    of The Odyssey, Telemachus and his father Odysseus encounter each other, to plan out to fight the suitors, but Telemachus doesn’t know that the “beggar” is his father in disguise. All the years before this, Telemachus never had ever met Odysseus before because he was way to young to remember him. Odysseus even doesn’t know him really, but he hears and asks about him a lot in Ithaca and other places like that. I would say that Odysseus becomes a hero as a father in the end when he plans and kills…

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    the characters will find out later on his or her own. Dramatic irony adds an element of suspense and humor to the story. When the readers know something the characters do not, it excites the reader and encourages them to keep reading. There are several examples of dramatic irony in The Odyssey. One of the most prominent is when Odysseus disguises himself as a beggar when he returns back to his home, Ithaca. Odysseus has been away from home for twenty years. He spent ten years fighting in the…

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    capture how Odysseus’ personality traits and attributes positively affect the hero status he has earned. His courage, wisdom, and intelligence drive his quest to return home to be reunited with his wife Penelope, and son Telemachus. Over the span of twenty years, Odysseus, pushed to the limits physically through battle, uses his will and perseverance to come out a hero. Homer highlights the emotional toll Odysseus faced after losing so many of his men in battle only to masterfully regain his…

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