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The Honest Telemachus Telemachus is an honest person he wants not to deceive another therefore his response was made with true honesty He is an honest person Its an honorable trait honesty and its cool that at Telemachus young age he knows that its right to be honorable and not lead another person on On page 84 it says that young Telemachus cautiously replied The use of the word cautious proves that Telemachus is trying his best to not be deceitful and to give to Athena the most honest answer that was to his knowledge He is showing himself to say all things to his best knowledge Throughout the beginning of the book Telemachus was told by many that he was and is the son of Odysseus Penelope Athena Telemachus nurse those of their kingdom and also many others referred to Telemachus as the son of Odysseus However no matter how many people tell him that he cant be a hundred percent sure about his father And that is totally understandable On page 84 Telemachus tells Athena Mother has always told me Im his son its true However this is the only time included in the book that refers to Penelope actually telling Telemachus that he is the son of the great Odysseus Throughout the story the suitors treat Telemachus as though he is the son of their king On page 90 Antinous tells Telemachus I pray that Zeus will never make you king of Ithica though your fathers crown is no doubt yours by birth So the people of Ithica know or believe that Odysseus is the father of Telemachus They prove this by taking it to the extreme telling Telemachus that they hope he is denied the crown Telemachus is also told that he is the son of Penelope on page 99 as well as other pages On page 99 Eurymachus tells Telemachus to urge his mother back to her fathers
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