One of the major characteristics that is perceived to be Telemachus is a hero. But many parts of the epic prove this to be wrong. Homer says, "If only the gods would give me such strength as he has to take revenge on the suitors for their overbearing oppression," he says, but "No, the gods have spun out no such strand of prosperity for me and my father. Now we must even have to endure it" (3.205-209). While reading this direct quote from the epic it is obvious that Telemachus is not a hero, instead he is a coward. He does not believe that he was given the strength because the gods did not grant it to him. To continue on not so good traits of Telemachus he believes his father to be coward. Homer states,
I should not have sorrowed so over his dying if he had gone down among his companions in the land of ...
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...ow they carry themselves but their differences come in how they portray themselves to others. Many find it hard to believe that a suitor can be similar to the son of the great Odysseus. A suitor is defined in Oxford Dictionary as a man who pursues a relationship with a particular woman, with a view to marriage. This is someone who is completely different from Telemachus. Both of these men are great representations on how two people who do not necessarily get alone can be similar in more ways than they are different. As it is said in book 2, line 205, “If only the gods would give me such strength as he has to take revenge on the suitors for their overbearing oppression," most would get the impression that both of the men are completely different. This statement just proves the idea that people who are seen under different titles or names can be similar in there ways.
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