Odyssey Essay | How Does the Telemachy Prepare Us for the Arrival of Odysseus in Book 5 of the Homers Odyssey?

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How Does the Telemachy Prepare Us for the Arrival of Odysseus in Book 5 of the Homers Odyssey?

Summary: The telemachy and well these first four books of The Odyssey barely feature Odysseus as a character, yet desctibe him profoundly through various means to prepare the reader for the arrival of this great hero.
How do Books 1-4 of the Odyssey prepare us for the introduction of the hero Odysseus in Book 5"

One of the most noticeable features of the first four books of the Odyssey, the Telemachy, is the fact that Odysseus barely features as a character in the first part of the story. This is not to say, however, the reader is not forced to think about him, as Homer cleverly introduces the `spirit' of Odysseus through other characters who describe him and miss him.

The first time that Odysseus is mentioned, he is described as `a man of many ways' (1,1). This prepares the reader for the first `proper' introduction of Odysseus in Book 5, because the reader is immediately made to understand that Odysseus is a man who excels in knowledge and craftiness. The reader...

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