“Telemachus” by Ocean Vuong vs. “The Odyssey” by Homer

Compare and contrast how Telemachus is portrayed in “The Odyssey” and in the modern-day poem by Ocean Vuong.

Compare and contrast how Telemachus is portrayed in “The Odyssey” and how they are portrayed in the modern-day poem by Ocean Vuong. How are they similar, and how are they different? Does the modern-day poem add a new meaning or dimension to this character, and if so, what? How do you think The Odyssey would be different if it were told from this character’s point of view?