Student's Name Professor's Name Course Date of Submission Odyssey Homer trans. Robert Fangles Parallels between Odysseus and Telemachus In Homer's Odysseus the author creates a parallel between Odysseus and Telemachus who were a father and a son respectively. Both of them share almost similar life experiences as seen in the poem. One of the parallels is the quest of Telemachus in relation to his father's journey. For this case Homer develops Odysseus from an immature innocent and untested boy to a young adult who is prepared to stand by the side of his father. This quest has a direct correlation to his father's voyage because both of them eventually led to the same ending and their ordeals serve as stepping stones towards their journey to gaining wisdom learning and becoming real men. Another way in which Odysseus' and Telemachus' journeys parallel each other is that both of them were opinion I would probably say that Achilles is a better hero this is because he is intelligent praised as the best warrior have concern for those people near him and accord respect to those who do so to him however his actions are at times not favorable since he often acts out of emotions. On the hand Odysseus is by far smarter than Achilles however his smartness is what led him to his downfall. He became so self-interested that he forgot to honor the gods or even referring his success to the Greek gods. Therefore in as much as both have their own strengths and weaknesses Achilles becomes my best hero. Nonetheless in the contemporary society his fighting tactics of relying on physical strength might not be applicable which makes Odysseus strategies of intelligence more relevant to the contemporary society. Works CitedHomer and Robert Fagles. Homer: The Odyssey 1997. [...]
Essay questions for the exam (1 page per question, typed, double space, 12 point font):1. How did Homer create parallel experiences for both Telemachus and Odysseus. Provide specific details.2. How might one reasonably claim that the Odyssey is a story about sex, drugs, rock and roll and inappropriate eating?3. What is the difference in the representation of morality between the Iliad and Odyssey? Provide specific examples.4. The Iliad and Odyssey showcase different sorts of heroes: one of brawn and one of brain. Reflecting on both epics, describe how each hero reflects this duality. In your opinion, who is the greater hero? Who is the more noble hero? Do Achilles and Odysseus resonate with contemporary figures, whether in reality or in literature?