Please expose, analyze, and explain the significance of the underlying issue of familial relationships in the Odyssey and then compare/contrast them to modern families. This should focus mostly on father/son and mother/son relationships. The focus should be on the ways the text represents the underlying issue, not on your personal interpretation of this issue. Underlying is the key word here. You need to look for something hidden under the surface of the text, or something that appears only when you consider the interaction between texts. Remember: this paper does not ask you to describe or analyze an obvious or major theme of the text, unless you are looking at this theme in a new and surprising way. Please use a variety of specific examples from the text itself.
Make sure your thesis is unique, critical, and debatable