Essays Tagged: "Telemachus"

The Odyssey: Telemachus And His Development

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 t ... of his father to near the end in which he is considered just as courageous. Many factors influence Telemachus as he matures into a man.To begin with his name means 'Far from Battle'. This was given t ...

(4 pages) 162 1 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

how Athene helped Odysseus

In 'The Odyssey', Athene helped Odysseus numerous ways physically andmentally by aiding him, Telemachus, and Penelope.In book I, Athene urged Telemachus to give up boyhood, act like a man, pres ... se to search for his father to the assembly, and take stronger steps to search for hisfather. After Telemachus presented his case to the assembly and no action was taken onhis request for a ship to en ...

(2 pages) 76 2 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This is an essay on the woman in the Odyssey and their influences on his travels.

e, the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis. Athena uses her intellect more and plans the adventures of Telemachus and Odysseus, disguising herself and telling Telemachus to go "to Sparta and to sandy Pyl ... e sends Odysseus off from Ogygia, setting the stage for Odysseus to return home simultaneously with Telemachus. If Athena had not interfered, Odysseus could have stayed at Calypso's island for eternit ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Odyssey

ore, even though Odysseus trusted his men not to touch the bag of winds they did, in spite of that. Telemachus had the courage to stand up to the suitors. The sirens were able to break people's discip ... Odysseus was gone for twenty years he still somewhat loved his wife Penelope. The son of Odysseus, Telemachus has been looking to restore his family with Odysseus. The gods were like a family togethe ...

(1 pages) 126 1 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"The Odyssey "and the relationship between Odysseus and his son, the honorable Telemachus.

The Honest TelemachusTelemachus is an honest person, he wants not to deceive another, therefore his response wa ... with true honesty. He is an honest person. It's an honorable trait, honesty, and it's cool that at Telemachus' young age, he knows that it's right to be honorable and not lead another person on. On p ... that it's right to be honorable and not lead another person on. On page 84, it says that, "...young Telemachus cautiously replied..." The use of the word 'cautious' proves that Telemachus is trying hi ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"The Odyssey"

uide them through the process, enabling them to have confidence in their decisions. In the Odyssey, Telemachus undergoes a much different transition. Unlike many people, Telemachus does not have a str ... tors who wish to take Penelope's hand in marriage hinder his passage. These suitors, believing that Telemachus is no more than a boy, constantly degrade and humiliate the young prince. However, the bo ...

(3 pages) 47 1 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Odyssey.

rrun Odysseus's palace continue to court his wife, Penelope. She has remained faithful to Odysseus. Telemachus, Odysseus's son, wants desperately to throw them out but does not have the confidence or ... the Phaeacians return Odysseus to Ithaca. Athena disguises Odysseus as a beggar. He soon encounters Telemachus and reveals his true identity. Odysseus and Telemachus make a plan to kill the suitors an ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Odyssey- An alternate ending

Everything is the same until the stringing of the bow except Telemachus doesn?t know about OdysseusOdysseus, who currently looks like an old man, tries to string ... ew days later, they are about to get married when Odysseus ruins the wedding by messing up the room.Telemachus challenges him to a fight. Odysseus doesn?t fight back as he is his only son. Before Tele ... s soon as he dies, Athene turns his appearance back into the Odysseus with was about to go to troy. Telemachus has a flash back of being in his dad?s arms and he realises that he has killed his dad. H ...

(1 pages) 61 2 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Sequel to The Odyssey

as helooked back to take one last look, at his beautiful kingdom,there were two who approached him.Telemachus, who now stood as tall as an olive tree,alongside his mother, Penelope, the faithful wife ... ysseus.Both had grim looks upon their faces, for neither wantedthis great man to leave his kingdom. Telemachus started his pleas:"Father, must you leave usbehind once again after so many years of hard ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Omen Birds in Homer's Oddeyssey

n the Odyssey. They are important prophecies. Omen birds play a much stronger part in Ithaca and in Telemachus's story than in the Odyssey. In The Odyssey, omen birds foretell the killing of the suito ... In The Odyssey, omen birds foretell the killing of the suitors, Odysseus's homecoming, and reassure Telemachus that his house will remain powerful.In The Odyssey, when the Telemachy is starting and Te ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Passion of the Odyssey: A formal expository essay about the personification, epithets, and similies within Homer's "Odyssey"

ionate conviction in Odysseus' life, Odysseus' fervent passion to return to his family and kingdom, Telemachus' passion to kill the suitors, even Circe and Calypso's erotic passion for Odysseus are en ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.7 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

'The Odyssey Book 21' A Suitor's view before Odysseus is revealed

and I laughed at the stupid fool Theoclymenus as how could he have such foolish predictions. First Telemachus brings in some old grubby tramp, who just wants food and drink. Now he has some boy! Pred ... been set up within the room. 'This is going to interesting I thought' and noticed the young prince Telemachus trying to string the bow that Penelope had brought down and presented to us. After three ...

(3 pages) 12 0 3.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Disguise And Deception In The Odyssey

standstill on the island of Calypso. Athena then goes to Ithaca and assumes a disguise to convince Telemachus to go on a journey to seek news of his father. From the very beginning of the book Athena ... uses often is that of a mentor. As the mentor she helps orchestrate every part of the journey while Telemachus takes care of the household. Athena is Odysseus' guardian angel. Odysseus' fate is to ret ...

(3 pages) 5680 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

R And J

respect that they have for each other. In the Odyssey father/child relationships are shown between Telemachus and Odysseus, between Athena and Zeus, and between Cyclops and Poseidon. In all three of ... p and they each have much respect for each other. Often Athena uses her powers to help Odysseus and Telemachus. Also she shows respect to her father by only using her powers when Zeus agrees. Zeus is ...

(1 pages) 394 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Odyssey

gdom were at war with the Trojans. The king and his wife Penelope had just bore a son, his name was Telemachus. The king didn't want to go but Odysseus was forced to leave his home and his family to f ... en by a Cyclops, and being turned into a pig by Circe! When he finally returned home he met his son Telemachus and talked with him for a few hours. His son told him that suitors were trying to marry h ...

(2 pages) 506 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The concept of justice in the

k word meaning "the tale of Odysseus." Odysseus, the King of Ithaca; husband of Penelope; father of Telemachus; and son of Laertes was not able to return home after the war he was once in: the Trojan ... and his crew, the suitors, Poseidon, Aeolus, Hyperion, Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Melanthius, Melantho, Telemachus, and Polyphemus. Each one of these characters does something wrong and receives a harsh p ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature


ithin the family. In Greek society there was a hierarchical structure in every family. For example, Telemachus, as a mature male, had authority over Penelope during Odysseus?s absence. However, Telema ... ook the role of the son when his father arrived home. While planning the attack against the suitors Telemachus still obeyed orders from his father who he hardly knew. ?So he spoke and Telemachus obeye ...

(3 pages) 53 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Odyssey by Homer

ible.Penelope is the wife of the main character, Odysseus, with whom she has one son by the name of Telemachus. Penelope waits twenty years for her husbands long awaited return from the Trojan War. Du ... ods. He is also the father of Athena, who is Odysseus' champion with the gods who aids Odysseus and Telemachus. Obtaining his ultimate weapon from the cyclopes, the thunderbolt, and an eagle brings ba ...

(6 pages) 30 0 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Mentoring At-Risk Youth Through Recreation

he story was innefective as a mentor, the goddess Athena took on his facade in order to guide young Telemachus through his troubles (Roberts, 1999). The term 'at-risk youth' is more subjective. The so ...

(13 pages) 87 0 5.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Relationship Between Telemachus and Odysseus

Telemachus is often overshadowed by Odysseus’ many heroic deeds and conquests; while Telemachus ... e figure of power or authority in others’ eyes or even in his own. In Book 2, the suitors mock Telemachus for his weakness and indecisiveness. Eurymachus writes off the omen of the fighting eagle ... and indecisiveness. Eurymachus writes off the omen of the fighting eagles, voicing his belief that Telemachus (whom he refers to as “the boy” [l. 212]) cannot follow through with his “ ...

(1 pages) 16 0 1.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers