Telemachus is really a fascinating character in Odyssey. Reader gets to know how an immature boy turns into a brave and courageous man. He is scared, unintelligent, and emotionally and physically weak at first. He stands on his feet, calls for the assembly in Ithaca, tell suitors about his quest to find his father, starts his voyage to find his father and gathers the news of his father. And, when his father returns to Ithaca he partners with his father and helps him to defeat and kill the suitors and maids. He characterizes a brave man, a great leader and strong person to the reader. He also defies a good son by helping his mother in absence of his father and looking after the kingdom for his father. The character of Telemachus also inspires me. The background where I am from, the son in the family has to look out for his family from his young age. He has to be mature soon enough to know things and handle things around him. Telemachus is doing the same in the epic peom which makes me follow this great hero in my real life.