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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 dangers such as the suitors men who have taken over his fathers palace Doubting himself he believes that he is powerless His solution to this problem is to go on an adventure to find his Odysseus his leader Telemakhos understands that if he finds his father he will not be alone in the battle against these greedy men Once he can find this man he will gain strength and hope Only then will he be able to progress in his transition from a man into a hero Alike a hero he has self control When Telemakhos swears to his Odysseus that he will not tell anyone that he is disguised as an old man no matter what foul treatment he goes through he shows that he can control himself This self-control was shown when he resisted fighting against Antinoos when a chair was thrown at Odysseus Telemakhos after the blow his father bore sat still without a tear though his heart felt the blow Slowly he shook his head from side to side containing murderous thoughts To not carry out his thoughts of murder gives Telemakhos a quality that not only makes him civilized but also more like a hero He has courage and bravery inside him along with determination When he wants to accomplish something he will not give up until he has solved the problem Telemakhoss apparent determination is shown when he tells the disguised Athena I want news of my father Odysseus known for his
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