Sir George Penwether, brother-in-law to Lord Rufford, advises Lord Rufford in his actions to defuse Arabella’s attempt to force him into marriage. In this capacity, Sir George mentors Lord Rufford, specifically by drafting some of the letters which Lord Rufford sends to Arabella after the visit at Mistletoe. The notion of “mentoring” stretches back to Homer’s Odyssey, where the goddess Athena appears to Telepaths, son of the absent Odysseus, and helps him with preparations to look for his father. Like Mentor, Sir George is an experienced and wise guide for Lord Rufford’s difficult situation. [CD 2012]
Source: Homer, Odyssey 2.