In Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor, he claims that every quest has five key aspects, so he simplifies the pattern a bit. How do these steps apply to the life of Telemachus, the son of Odysseus, as he sets out to find those who may know something about his lost missing father? Foster says, "The real reason for a quest is always self-knowledge." What does Telemachus learn about himself in the early books of The Odyssey?
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