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The disagreement between Telemachus and Penelope arises from differing opinions on the entertainment of Phemius Phemius is singing the tale of the Greek warriors of Troy and their homecomings when Penelope descends from her chambers to protest this choice of music She scolds him and orders him to stop because he has reminded her of Odysseus whos long lost at sea Telemachus rebukes his mother by protesting that the bard has the right to sing anything he wishes He then sends his mother off to her chambers declaring that he is the master of the house This clash between Penelope and Telemachus was caused by both Penelopes fault was that she did not stop to consider Telemachus feelings on the subject She is so engrossed in her own pain for her lost love that she is blind to the problems of her son She does not see his insecurities on his past and especially his future or his lack of confidence in himself Most of all she is ignorant to his inner struggle between love and hate for Odysseus She does not realize his need to learn of his legacy she only sees her grief and her pain She is very detached from the world and focuses on her grief and pain Because she is so preoccupied with her own problems she has neglected her duties as a mother She in her distress has pushed her son away from her This disagreement over Phemius only shows the deep chasm that has come between them As for Telemachus he makes the same mistakes as his mother in that he refuses to see her side of the issue He too is deeply engrossed in his problems that he does not see the deep extent of his mothers pain Him ordering her to leave is a sign that he believes her feelings to be almost inconsequential compared to his His eagerness to learn of Odysseus great deeds
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