odyssey telemakhos

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Telemakhos Becoming a Hero In an epic called The Odyssey, there is a character named Telemakhos who is learning to be a hero. Through each event that he faces, he is transformed more and more into a hero, but still encounters one problem: he is afraid. “Afraid or what?” one may ask. The answer to this is that Telemakhos is afraid of being a true leader. Without his father, he cannot defend himself against the …

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…the wide world for it.” This tells one that he will not give up or surrender to the great quandary that has been brought forth to him. When he does find this leader, Telemakhos is able to come into his own, giving him the ability to become a hero. Through the lessons that he learns in his adventures, Telemakhos, slowly begins to learn how to be a hero, a man with self-control, bravery, and determination.