While Odysseus is also trying to find his way back to his long lost home he encounters monsters in which his odds for survival are extremely low, but his willingness to find his family helps him triumph past even the deadliest creatures. At the same time he had the wrath of Poseidon to contend with. They're both skilled archers, and aren't afraid to publicly prove it. Because of that decision he was cursed by Poseidon and he added 17 more years at sea. Since she does not trust people so easily, her action of caution emphasizes the importance of her husband.
Odysseus, rather, is more about seizing the moment and just straight up murdering his wife's suitors. In this post I will go through each character and compare and contrast them. His goal was to reach a level of adulthood and to stand by his father's side, to mature into a man, and most importantly to gain respect, and to withhold and protect family kleos. First, it serves to portray Telemachus' likeness to his father in the virtues of prudence, humility, patience, and planning. One of the most common thinkers from this time period was Kongfuzi, or as most call him Confucius. Even though there's no shortage of Odyssey adaptations who doesn't love O Brother, Where Out Thou? According to the standards of the Greek society, The Odyssey depicts a different aspect of a hero in which an older, more established man already starts off as a hero, but must regain his dignity after falling into a crevice of turbulent times. At that stage he was an inactive, and boyish young prince.
These play an immense role in the way the story is set up, due to the purpose of each character's journey, their personal challenges, and the difficulties that surround them. Maturity is a key theme during the journeys of Telemachus and Odysseus. Out of his love and respect for her, he lets her do as she pleases. To start both men are ancient heroes that were aware of their importance. His sorrow and anger from the loss of his father and his mother constantly being attacked and proposed to by piranha-like suitors were also driving forces towards his journey. As Odysseus struggles homeward, the idea of his true self and what defines him shifts.
Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Telemachus struggle to imitate Odysseus is typical of the father-son conflict that is often present even today. Another hindrance would be temptations that attempt to lure Odysseus and me from our original intents and goals. He is a god-like figure. When Athena appears to Telemachus, she expresses her faith in him, which is apparently due only to the fact that he is Odysseus son. The Phaecians were hosts who are very caring, and they give him gifts, a safe ride home, food, clothing, etc. Athena, when she arrives in book one, inspires Telemachus to move from a pathetic and weak adolescent to showing a glimpse of strength. He starts from a young defenseless boy, and ends his journey a man.
In the movie they include the facts that encounters with Sirens, Laestrygonians, Lotus Eaters, and cattle of Helios are omitted. His parents are in need and he is the only one that can save them. It is also why Homer introduces Telemachus and Odysseus as unhappy, so that the need for father and son to come home is accentuated. Humans try to forfeit a good deal of their agency to the gods willingly. Ultimately, The Odyssey portrays a wealthy hero stooping down into a low position to serve justice and do what is right in order to set things strait. Through these voyages certain parallels are drawn concerning Odysseus and Telemachos: the physical journeys, the mental preparations they have produced, and the resulting change in emotional makeup. Realistically, my opposing obstacles do not compare to the man of many wiles Odysseus , but the connections relate.
Athena acts as guardian to both father and son. Odysseus in her caverns, but in Book Five we read that Odysseus praises Calypso and even tells her that his own wife is nothing compared to her. Telemachus on the other hand, was raised without a father. This growth prepares the reader for the similar challenges Odysseus will face throughout the rest of the epic. In , Homer created a parallel for readers, between Odysseus and Telemachos, father and son. To see the similarities between different civilizations, one could compare the different… After Ancient Rome laid its foundation, Ancient China began becoming more relevant. During the time he was in war, his wife and son remained in Ithaca, waiting for his return.
However what happens when there is no leader. He learned very many valuable lessons over the course of the epic all thanks to these unfortunate events. He was forced to go to war against Troy twenty years ago, and since then has traveled all over the Aegean trying to find a way back home. Homework due Wednesday, December 21 Peer Editing Draft , and Friday, December 23 Final Draft : Odysseus and Agamemnon: Two great warriors, two great friends. When it comes to their personalities both men were good leaders that felt pain and wept for the men in their crew that had died. New York : Twayne Publishers. He, like Telemachos had his worries about family-life, and his kingdom at stake, but also had concerns about his wife, possibly triggered by the mention of Agamemnon's by Proteus, who was killed by the hands of his own wife.
Without journeys every single person in this world would not know what they know today, they would not be here today and without journeys the world would not be as we know it. I will endeavour to show that these characters are not dissimilar as we might first be led to believe. . Telemachus sets out to Pylos and Sparta hoping to find his father and drive off the suitors, while Odysseus is also trying to return to Ithaca to see his wife and son after his 20 year absence. During The Odyssey the suitors represent a common enemy between Telemachus and Odysseus.
The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast two short stories: Where Are you going, Where Have You Been by Joyce Carol Oates and Hills Like White Elephants by Earnest Hemingway. Odysseus and Oedipus Reflection 3 The Odyssey and Oedipus the King are two examples of epic poems in Greek literature. Students spend weeks analyzing his character and journey. Also she shows respect to her father by only using her. Want to add some juice to your work? The prime example of their similarities is their main character, the hero of the epic.
They both face their destiny with hardships and courage. For instance, the gods were angered by the disobedience of the mortals. Sinuhe tells of a royal courtier who was travelling with Prince Senwosret on a campaign to Libya. As he was escaping the cyclops he gave the cyclops his name. Homer, a Greek poet, is most famous for his epic poem The Odyssey.