While in books I-IV of Homer’s Odyssey, Telemakhos has learned that perseverance and asserting himself is important when becoming a hero and he still needs to learn about the importance of managing his temper. In these books, Telemakhos has learned about the importance of perseverance when becoming a hero. Perseverance is important to heroes because heroes have to keep going even when they are faced with challenges.
Telemakhos learned about the importance of perseverance when he left on his journey to find his father. His decision to leave Ithika for the first time in his life with no help except a crew to run his ship showed his perseverance to find his father in the first place. When he got to Nestor’s house and Nestor didn’t have any information about his father’s whereabouts, he didn’t give up, he kept persevering on to Menelaus’ house to find where his father was. A part of the story when this is specifically shown is when Telemakhos is leaving Nestor’s house to go to find Menelaus. “But up when the young Dawn’s finger tips of rose/ opened in the east, they hitched the team/ o.Order now