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Telemachus' Letter Home

             My adventures in looking for father have been very eye-opening and advantageous to my maturation as a person. Before I set out on this journey, I did not know much about myself, and one could almost say I was immature and childish. I have met many encouraging and helpful people in my travels, and they have taught me many things. Mentor gave me the courage to approach and talk to people that I don't know; the great Nestor, King of Pylos, told me a story that gave me courage to take revenge on the suitors; and Menelaus taught me never too show too much pride in front of the gods.
             I was in Pylos with my friend Mentor to try and find more information as to the whereabouts of father. I wanted to talk to Nestor and ask him if he knew anything about where father is, but I was too timid and scared to even approach the great man. But Mentor talked to me and reasoned with me and gave me the courage I needed to talk to Nestor. With her talk fresh on my mind, I talked to Nestor and he told me many things. .
             Among the things gained from my visit to Nestor was a confidence boost that I needed to plan revenge on the suitors that plague our home. Great Nestor told me a story of Agamemnon, and how he came back from Troy only to find Aegisthus married to his wife, Clytemnestra, and then Aegisthus killed him. Agamemnon's son, Orestes, who had been in exile in Athens, came back to Mycenae and took revenge for his father's and killed Aegisthus and his mother, Clytemnestra. With his advice, and maybe some help from the great gods, I will take revenge on those suitors.
             After I met with Nestor, he sent me off with his son Pisistratus to Sparta to meet with Menelaus and Helen. Menelaus told me a story of a man named Ajax who showed excessive pride in front of the gods, and they took his life for it. His ship sunk, and Poseidon flung him onto the cliffs of Gyrae and saved him from the breakers. He would have survived, but his pride and arrogance drove him to boast about how he survived the ocean's sheer abyss.

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