Comparing Odysseus and Telemachos in Homer’s Odyssey

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Comparing Odysseus and Telemachos in Homer’s Odyssey Both Odysseus and Telemachos are tangled in several battles throughout the Odyssey. They have to overcome very similar sufferings. Though the relationship between them is father-son, but morally they are very different. In Homer’s Odyssey we see the difference of their characters. At one side the epic hero, Odysseus is the toughest man of the world. He survived in one of the worst imaginable war for 10 years. He fights with the god of the sea for 10 years and survive. On the other side young Telemachos is far less experienced than his father. He doesn’t has to go through as many difficulties as his father did. Though he has a lot of potential in him, yet have to go a long away to be as great as his father. Throughout the Odyssey the difference of bravery, strength and forgiveness between Odysseus and Telemachos separated them from each other. Firstly, we see the differences in their bravery when they were up against the suitors. Secondly, the difference of strength between them establishes when they try to string a bow. Finally, the philosophical view on giving forgiveness isolate them quite a part. Both Telemachos and Odysseus are very brave. But if they are compared against each other Odysseus is braver than Telemachos without any doubt. The enormous bravery of Odysseus makes him the epic hero in Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus is never afraid of anything in his life. He fight against the god of the sea. Even when Odysseus was up against the suitors he didn’t think twice to fight against sixty suitors alone. He said to his son Telemachos, things could be, another could strike my head from my shoulders if I did not come as an evil thing to all those people as I entered the palace of Odysseus, the son of Laertes. And if I, fighting alone, were

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