Discuss the idea of xenia (hospitality) as seen in the characters of Odysseus, Telemachus, and the suitors and how it impacts their relationship with the gods.

Discuss the idea of xenia (hospitality) as seen in the characters of Odysseus, Telemachus, and the suitors and how it impacts their relationship with the gods. Which characters are good hosts, which are bad, and which show some sort of progression as the story goes on?
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