Character in the Odyssey

Topics: Odyssey, Homer, Odysseus, Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles / Pages: 2 (301 words) / Published: Dec 14th, 2012
|Character |Role |What eventually happens to |Personality |How do they change? |
| | |them? | | |
|Telemachus |Son of Penelope and |He helps his father to kill |He loves his mother very much and is very |He became a man while his father was away. |
| |Odysseus; prince of Ithaca. |the suitors and take back |committed to maintaining his father’s |That was because he had to take care of his |
| | |over Ithaca. |estate. He also tries to be as great as his |mother, his kingdom, and control the suitors. |
| | | |father but never can. He even goes on a | |
| | | |search for his father with Minerva’s | |
| | | |assistance. | |

Eurymachus |One of Penelope’s suitors. |Odysseus shot an arrow in his chest and killed him. |He wanted Telemachus dead and it was most likely that Penelope would choose him because of his strength. He manipulated the suitors into doing what he wanted. |He never changes. He remains rude, arrogant, and disrespectful throughout the story. He did try to convince Odysseus that he was innocent but Odysseus was too smart to believe him. | |Activity 1 – Character Analysis

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