Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Character Thursday: Telemachus

Why now? You know I have finished Odyssey last month and have also put the review somewhere in the blog. So, why now? The reason is simple. I've been very busy and it was so hard for me to find the time to write about it. So, here we go.

Telemachus is the only child of Odysseus, the main hero of the story. He was a baby when Odysseus went for the Trojan war 20 years ago, but now he has grown up – or not yet. Being the only child in the family, growing up without a father's guidance, he doesn't really know what he should do with all things that happen in his house.

The goddess Athena, for the love she has for Odysseus, takes the child on a journey to learn what a Greek prince should be like. She brings him to Phylos and Sparta to meet Nestor and Menelaus, both are great warriors who fought side by side with his father. There he learns about many things, one of them being the story of Orestes, a prince his age who acts bravely against the killer of his father.

The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis by Jacques Louis David
As the story develops, Telemachus becomes more and more mature. He begins to take leadership in his house, instead of just sitting idly while his mother's suitors take advantage of his father's absence. He begins to object the suitors behaviour, he begins to take initiative upon matters, and most importantly, he takes responsibility as the Prince of Ithaca by helping his father getting rid of the suitors.
Although Odyssey is mostly about the father, it's amazing to see Telemachus' character development throughout the epic.


Character Thursday
Adalah book blog hop di mana setiap blog memposting tokoh pilihan dalam buku yang sedang atau telah dibaca selama seminggu terakhir (judul atau genre buku bebas).
- Kalian bisa menjelaskan mengapa kalian suka/benci tokoh itu, sekilas kepribadian si tokoh, atau peranannya dalam keseluruhan kisah.
- Jangan lupa mencantumkan juga cover buku yang tokohnya kalian ambil.
- Kalau buku itu sudah difilmkan, kalian juga bisa mencantumkan foto si tokoh dalam film, atau foto aktor/aktris yang kalian anggap cocok dengan kepribadian si tokoh.

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1 comment:

  1. Yep, I'm glad Telemachus could act as his mother's protector (or at least defender).