With confidence, Penelope speaks up “if only Odysseus came back home to on native soil now, he and his son would avenge the outrage of these men—like that!” (17.600-01). In the Quote one is able to notice that Penelope is trying to get a spark out of her son, to see how he would reply to her after having found out that her husband is said to be on the island from the god Theoclymenus. Penelope realizes that her son said that he did not speak to Odysseus but she senses that her son may be lying to her. Moments after Penelope voiced how she wished for her husband to be home her son “shock with a lusty sneeze like a thunderclap resounding up and down the halls” (17.602-03). At this point in the book Penelope has already been told about the arrival of a beggar and she has formed an idea that the beggar may be her husband.
At some point in their life, many people experience feelings of inadequacy or uncertainty. In “The Odyssey” by Homer, one of the main characters Telemachus experiences both of these feelings. He feels that he is not good enough, especially compared to his father, Odysseus, who many people refer to as a great leader. In the beginning of “The Odyssey”, Telemachus’ home has been taken over by suitors, each with the goal of winning over his mother, in hopes to marry her and become king. Telemachus is not fond of these men in his home, but does not have the confidence to get rid of them.
Innogen’s trust with her father is broken because Cymbeline does not approve of her actions, especially when she marries Posthumus. In contrast, Miranda in The Tempest, struggles to please her father, Prospero, because he trusts that she will obey. The difference between Innogen and Miranda illustrate the father’s
He told his sister that he had changed, "I work, the hell, I lead an exemplary lifestyle with everything." He is ready to end his old way of life for his daughter. He does not attend parties as before and does not meet old friends who love to drink. His words once again prove the seriousness of Charlie's intentions to change his life for the
It shows definite arrogance on their part and a lesson Telemachus must learn to handle on his own without fatherly guidance. Because Telemachus has not seen his father since he was a small child it would be tough to keep hope that he is still alive. When Telemachus talks with Athena he refers to Odysseus as his, long-lost father, "he's gone, no sign, no word...I inherit trouble and tears. "(p.9) and because of Odysseus' absence, Telemachus is losing hope of his father's return. Telemachus also states, "It is easy for these men to like these things.
"(211 &212) In a way Zeus and Athena are doing what Odysseus could not be there to do. The reader is left to question if Telemakhos needed to be encouraged or would he have grown up on his own? The first sign that Telemakhos is becoming a man is when instead of comforting his mother in her grieving for Odysseus, he scolds her and tells her "Mother, why do you grudge our own dear minstrel joy of song, wherever his thought may lead?" (218) "Odysseus was not the only one at Troy never to know the day of his homecoming. Others, how many others, lost their lives!"
(23-24) Penelope tested Odysseus. Telemachus is sticking up for his dad because Penelope didn’t believe it was him. She is shock she didn’t think he would come home. There are two signs that she would know it was Odysseus. Penelope asked Euriclea to move the bed.
He must marry the young Catherine due to his father’s manipulation (3). Linton is not able to choose a lot of things for himself. Finally, although his father is now there for him, Linton has no good sense of guidance; just like his father. This leads Linton to not only begin to hate the people that he loves, but this also leads him to hate himself. He knows his affectionate mother would not want him to be so peevish and cruel toward people.
Many can say that Hamlet changes his mood because his mother has made him question Ophelia actions. Ophelia is torn between loyal to her father or Hamlet. She never really says that she is love with Hamlet, ultimately we find that Ophelia loyalty lies with her father. Hamlet is left feeling betrayed when he discovers Ophelia is spying on him for Polonius and Claudius, when she lies to Hamlet about her father whereabouts he becomes suspicious to her. This in return causes him to be very harsh to her at times.
Tom is indeed a fool but his consideration, which arises from a love for his sister, separates him from his father even if the conclusion draws him away from home. Tom and his father are two men driven to the same conclusion by different modes. It is easy to assume that Tom’s character is only a parallel for his father. However, as the play develops Tom proves to be very dissimilar to his wayward father. While Tennessee Williams does intend for the reader to know why Amanda makes the comparison, he does not leave Tom to be a simple copy of his father.