Leadership of Oedipus, Hugo Chavez, and Lord Voldemort
Every leader has his/her own way to make people believe and do what he/she wants them to. Leaders are intelligent people who know how to convince others that they are right, and people have to follow them and their ideas. King Oedipus, the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and the villain of Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort, are three leaders that hide a fear behind their power.
Oedipus lives with the fear that he is going to kill his father and marry his mother. He left his home and abandoned whom he thought were his parents and went far away without knowing that, in his way, he was going to kill his father and marry his own mother, just as was predicted. Lord Voldemort spent years chasing Harry Potter and tried to kill him several times. Harry was the only person who ever survived his attacks, so Voldemort felt the necessity to kill him. Hugo Chavez’ mission was making a whole country poor, and at some point, he was close to his target. He has been in power for 14 years, but now the opposition has a strong candidate, and Chavez is afraid that his command could reach the end. He is so afraid that he made up his lethal cancer, and almost a year after, he said he didn’t have the disease anymore. These leaders live with fears much bigger than we can imagine, and they would do anything possible in this world to meet their goals.
In contrast to Oedipus, Voldemort is the leader of evil. Voldemort doesn’t care that people know his intentions of killing Harry, or that everybody is afraid of him. On the other side, Oedipus is the king of the Thebes, a king that’s looking for a killer that he would never find until he realized that he was the killer he was seeking. Oedipus knew inside himself that he was the killer of his father, but he didn’t want to admit it because this would have meant the end of his world. Also, because he didn’t want the Thebans to know that their king was a killer not only of his father,...
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