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Ulysses gives the secret signal to Telemachus that he is ready to battle the suitors. The text states that then “Telemachus girded on his sword, grasped his spear, and stood armed beside his father's seat.”

What does this quote show about Telemachus?


He lacks his father’s strength, but possesses his cunning.


He has the help of Minerva to overthrow the suitors.


Telemachus remains inexperienced, despite having gone on a journey directed by Minerva.


Telemachus tries to look impressive, but does not back it up with action.


Telemachus has finally stepped up into his role as Ulysses’ son.

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