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Odysseus is trapped on Kalypsos island being punished for not thanking the gods for his victory Odysseus has been away from home for about twenty years now Zeus called a meeting for the gods to decide that Odysseus is now allowed to return to Ithaca Athena the gray-eyes goddess disguised herself as Mentes and told Telemakhos Odysseuss son not to give up hope because his father was still alive Mentes also told Telemakhos to call an assembly meeting and then travel to Pylos and Sparta Penelope Odysseuss wife has many suitors at their house killing their cattle and eating them for their feasts and overstaying their welcome Telemakhos warns the suitors Eurymakhos theres no hope for my father I would not trust a message if one came nor any forecaster my mother invites to tell by divination of time to come My guest however was a family friend Mentes son of Ankhialos Pg14 ln 465-470 spoken by Telemakhos I believe this quote means that Telemakhos thought his father was never coming back he wouldnt believe anyone that his mother invited but he now has doubts about his present view because one of his trusted and respected friends told him that his father was still alive and he believes him I picked this quote because it shows Telemakhos having doubt about his own beliefs and that does not happen often I had no questions about this book II Telemakhos got ready and headed out to make his speech at the assembly that he called Telemakhos warns the suitors again that they will be punished Telemakhos also told about his plan to search for Odysseus Athena disguised helps Telemakhos to put together a search party Everybody showed respect to Telemakhos because he was the son of Odysseus Penelope was sick and tires of these suitors as well she told them that she would marry one of them when she was done
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