Telemachus sets out on an quest to find information of his well renowned father he seeks out information about his father’s whereabouts from friends of his father with athena, disguised in various forms throughout the journey first telemachus journeys to pylos to ask nestor, king of pylos, about odysseus. Telemachus’s journey to manhood “’you must not cling to your boyhood any longer – it’s time you were a man’” (1341) these are the words of athena, the goddess of wisdom, in her attempt to motivate telemachus as he embarks on a rite of passage to manhood. Transcript of the hero's journey of telemachus the hero's journey of telemachus by griffin cook and brandon banas ordinary world call to adventure refusal of the call meeting the mentor crossing the threshold throughout his journey telemachus has matured and risen to manhood he has transitioned and resurrected unlike any other.
As the epic opens, telemachus, about 21 years old, is on the brink of manhood, uncertain and insecure in his potential power, and in grave danger from the suitors who would prefer to see him dead telemachus initially asserts himself by calling an assembly of ithaca's leaders in order to protest the suitors' activities.
In homer's odyssey, telemachus' quest to discover news about his father parallels (in some basic ways) his father's journey home from troy as the question notes, though, telemachus' journey is sort of an introduction to manhood, whereas his father's journey is an attempt to recover his identity as the king of ithaca. Athena’s exhortation to telemachus in book 1 of the odyssey marks the beginning of the young prince’s journey into manhood the first four books of the odyssey , also known as the telemachia , stand alone as a classical bildungsroman that details telemachus’ education and maturation as he acquires the trappings of a homeric man. In response to the stranger's advice, telemachus confronts the suitors the following morning and advises them to leave this is telemachus' first step towards manhood although the reader knows that he has the support of athena, telemachus himself does not.
Transcript of telemachus- the hero's journey a kid however, as he returns, he becomes a resurrected adult, and has transitioned from childhood into manhood upon their arrival home, odysseus and telemachus carry out the brutal slaughter of the suitors after this event takes place, reality sets in and life returns to its normal state. It is only after having gone through this journey that telemachus will be equipped to help odysseus kill the suitors in book 22 his first step toward homer's ideal of manhood is a figurative one: in book 1 penelope tries to dictate what songs a bard should sing for the suitors.
Telemachus sets out on an quest to find information of his well renowned father he seeks out information about his father’s whereabouts from friends of his father with athena, disguised in various forms throughout the journey.