Odyssey Essay | Why Is Telemachus in the Odyssey?

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Why Is Telemachus in the Odyssey?

Summary: Argument that the most important reason for Odysseus returning home is his son Telemachus.
The Odyssey is an epic poem about the King of Ithaca, Odysseus, and the struggles that he endures on his journey home. If this story is supposed to be about Odysseus then why are the first four chapters about his son Telemachus? Why is Odysseus introduced so late in the book that is named after him? I believe that this is because Telemachus is an important character, so important that without him there would be no Odyssey. Odysseus does not return to Ithaca for the glory of being a war-hero, to regain his wealth, power, or to reclaim his wife Penelope and he show us this throughout his journey. The main reason that Odysseus strives so hard to return to his home is because of the son that he left as a baby before the Trojan War. In order to understand why Odysseus underwent...

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