Captain Jack Aubrey Leadership Analysis

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Potent Leadership of Captain Jack Aubrey Beginning in the early 19th Century, the Napoleonic Wars revealed the ambition of the French Empire and desire for European domination, which was led by legendary military leader Napoleon I. As the French Empire invaded and conquered several countries, the opposing European coalitions scrambled to withstand and eventually defeat this rising power. While many would assume the strength of this empire too great to be resisted, one key factor gave the Coalition (primarily Britain) a ticket to victory: control of the seas. The mastery, size, and experience of this British Navy led to the defeat of the French.2 Perhaps most important in this fight was leadership and their use of unconventional tactics, which…show more content…
As the movie progressed, the British faced unexpected and difficult barriers, which exemplified the importance of having their potent leader, Captain Jack Aubrey.3 Resembling the strength of the British Navy, Captain Jack Aubrey is the epitome of leadership, as he…show more content…
Without his leadership, the British may not have been able to conquer the French ship. Even though the British Navy was truly strong, even without the Captain, the role that he played enabled the amount of success to rise so high. This movie, which was set in 1805, clearly defined how important leadership was during this time period. 4 During the Napoleonic Wars, the French seemed to be completely dominating all others, led by Napoleon. This rising power most likely scared off and demoralized many, but the determination and bravery of some leaders proved to be a stronger force, such as the leadership of Admiral Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.5 Evidently shown in the scenes portrayed in the movie and in the reality of history, potent leadership can overcome all odds and conquer even the most lethal of
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