More importantly, we know that they are both teenagers. One such thread that can be traced throughout the ancient Greek world is on the subject of human conduct. He does not have a lot of confidence which makes it hard to go against the suitors that are courting his mom Penelope. While away from home, Odysseus encounters some places were hospitability was key while some places hospitability was not as important.
Once again, Penelope obeys without protest. In this scene, Athena is shown holding a golden lamp in front of Telemachus and Odysseus as they walk the halls.
The Kite Runner focuses on Amir taking on life in his suffering country to moving to a land granting great opportunity and ultimately returning home to complete a deed that would stabilize him for the remainder of his life In the times of ancient Greece, Xenia- or the guest law- was a very important concept.
Almost all adolescents must make a transition from childhood to young adult and in doing so they share two central traits, the wish for independence and rebelliousness, and Nausikaa and Telemachus are no exceptions