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Telemakhos and Odysseus have many things in common One trait they share would be hospitality Hospitality is the friendly reception and treatment of guests or strangers Throughout the epic poem there are various displays of generosity that they portray Straight to the door he came irked with himself to think a visitor had been kept waiting there and took her right hand grasping with his left her tall bronze-bladed spear Then he said warmly Greetings stranger Welcome to our feast There will be time to tell your errand late 5 The clear-headed son was disgusted with himself knowing that he had a visitor waiting and instantly invited her inside into their feast though he had not known who she was which is an extensive reveal of friendliness The king along with the prince shows he is hospitable during the story May Zeus and all the gods give you you hearts desire for taking me in so kindly friend 244 Although the guileful man did not perform a hospitable act by appreciating and acknowledging Eumaios companionship it also conceives Odysseus as a hospitable person Aside from hospitality the father and son shared another trait This trait they shared is courage Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty danger and pain without fear to be brave There are many instances throughout the epic poem that expose this trait One occasion was ou suitors of my mother Insolent men now we have dined let us have entertainment and no more shouting There can be no pleasure so fair as giving heed to a great minstrel like ours whose voice itself is pure delight At day break we shall sit down in assembly and I shall tell you take it as you will - you are to leave this hall Go feasting elsewhere consume your own storiesTurn and turn about use one anothers houses If you choose to slaughter one
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