narcissism and initiate curiosity on many occasions lead his men to their deaths. Odysseus didn’t lead, their were many times he should have told his men no, and times he should have shown restraint, pressing on with the mission. He did neither, and as a result all his men died.
E: No true good leader would show such disregard for his men's lives on as numerous occasions as Odysseus
Odysseus: The Definition of a Leader
When considering the impact of ancient Greek literature, it is imperative to acknowledge the importance of The Odyssey and The Iliad, both created by the poet Homer. The Odyssey is centered on the character Odysseus as he returns from war and journeys back to his home in Ithaca. The Iliad focuses on the Trojan War and is largely centered on the fearless warrior Achilles. However, Odysseus plays an important role in both pieces of literature and leads the reader….
Odysseus’ Negligent Leadership
Throughout his reign as King of France, Louis XVI portrayed poor leadership. He was often considered indecisive, for this reason many of his men did not trust him. Louis XVI’s desire to expand France’s territory in order to acquire personal glory is comparable to Odysseus’ journey home to Ithaca in order to attain kleos. Not only were their goals similar but both Odysseus and Louis XVI’s men were killed in the process. In ancient Greece, Greeks had higher expectations….
Odysseus put himself on the line to protect his men day in and day out. He knew about the Sirens and how perilous they are “ Then all at once the wind fell, and a calm came over all the sea, as though some power lulled the swell.” (Homer, The Odyssey part 2). The Sirens make men jump off their ship if they hear the beautiful breathtaking voices. Odysseus had his men tie him up to a pole on the ship and made his men put wax in their ears so they don’t hear the voices. His men would know when it was….
There are many qualities of becoming a good leader, selfishness is not one. "Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people"- Nelson Mandela. Odysseus' journey home was all about himself he ordered his crew members to find food and fight for him, as he would never fight for them. Some think that Odysseus was a great leader because of his mind, but if he was so smart, why would he let is crewmates suffer. Odysseus was not a strong leader and ultimately….
Odyssey, the book which people have been reading and learning from it generation after generation, its main character, Odysseus has been portrayed to be a great leader and be worshiped by a large amount of people. However, while reading it in advanced deeply, in details and sentence by sentence, seeing the evidence, the mirror of Odysseus occurred. The way that he treated his men, the way he led his men to, the way he talked to his men, arrogance, self-centered, unmotived, selfish all showed his….
capable of leading a group. The four qualities a leader should possess strength, intelligance, compassion, and most importantly courage. A leader who possesses these qualities is a good example of a leader who can lead their group wisely and carefully. Odysseus has all the qualities that a good leader should obtain in order to lead a group.
The four qualities a leader should possess are: strength,intelligence,compassion and should be courageous. He has strength because he helps his team out of the situations….
“Odyssey”, Odysseus is posed with the threat of the Lotus Eaters. To illustrate, the Lotus Eaters offer his men the Lotus, a flower, but it makes those who eat it forget who they are, “Browsing on/That native bloom, forgetful of their homeland.”(Line 46&47). This provides Odysseus and his crew with threatening obstacle in their stay on the island. The Lotus was a problem because if they ate the flower, they were doomed to stay on the island, never wanting go back home. To demonstrate Odysseus’ leadership….
leader. Odysseus is a fictional character from a fantasy epic poem known as “The Odyssey.” He traveled on a twenty year journey with many men along with him but in the end all of his men perished; Odysseus can be classified as a leader and a hero along with a man named Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton is a real life man who went on an expedition to reach Antarctica in the years 1914 to 1916. He also had a whole crew with him for the journey and he saved all of them. When comparing leadership of these….
Odysseus has many character traits that are accentuated by his adventures and travels. The main ones are his curiosity, his intelligence or deceitfulness, and his amazing self control. His cunning and self control help him to survive throughout his journeys but his curiosity sometimes hurts him.
Throughout the story it is evident that one of Odysseus' major character traits is curiosity. One example of his curiosity was when he visited the land of the Cyclops. He said that he wanted to go see what….
From outsmarting cyclopes to fighting the temptations of the Sirens, the main character of Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus, leads his men through any challenge put before them. In this famous epic, -Odysseus faces several challenges on his journey home from the ten year war at famed city Troy that have gripped readers for centuries. Cursed by the gods and a less the astounding crew he has to fight for survival and to find his way home from the battle of Troy to Ithaca. A leader by choice he works….