Thesis #6 Intro

EJ, Vivien, Quinn, Connor

The Pursuit of Fatherhood

Throughout history many children have coped with the absence of a father. These children have felt the despair of a broken childhood, the immediate consequences of not having a father, and the hope that they will one day fill the empty void they have experienced their whole lives. Homer puts on display in his epic poem the troubles that fatherless children go through, and many of these same predicaments haunt children in our world today. The Odyssey opens by focusing on Odysseus’ son Telemakhos, revealing the emotional effects of his father’s absenteeism, effects common to both ancient Greek and common society.

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