In book 16 page 338-353 what character is being referred to as father in line 19-21. What is the character role in the novel and why is he referred to as father
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Answered by jill d #170087
The swineheard has taken on the role of father; Odysseus is present when his son arrives but not recognized. The swineherd gathers Telemachus in an embrace as a father would do. In this context, the swineherd becomes as a father.