Examples Of Odysseus Leadership

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The way that Book 12 demonstrates examples of both skilled and faultless leadership on the part of Odysseus by not telling his men that six of them were going to die and by doing everything Circe told him in his fate. Not telling his men that six of them were going to die shows skilled leadership because he thought ahead and knew what their reactions were going to be which would’ve gotten them all killed, “They would’ve dropped their oars again, in panic,” (Homer 766). If the men were to panic, hide, and try to save themselves then they would’ve put the entire crew in danger including the ship. Book 12 shows how he is a faultless leader too, by sticking to what Circe told him was his fate. By sticking to what Circe said Odysseus ensured that he would make it home to his wife and son. He executed Circe 's fate perfectly showing how he is a faultless leader, “Going forward I carried wax along the line, and laid it thick on their ears,” (Homer 706). Circe told him that if he wanted to listen to the Sirens without dying to lay wax over his crew’s ears and have them tie him up which is exactly what he did. Odysseus did exactly as told and nothing went wrong showing his faultless leadership. The setting of Odysseus’ reunion with his son can be seen as a comment of his developing character…show more content…
Odysseus was in the form of a beggar and couldn’t stop and say hello to Argus because it would expose him as Odysseus, but they both recognized each other. Odysseus shed a tear to Argus who used all of his last energy to perk up for Odysseus, “He did his best to wag his tail, nose down, with flattened ears, having no strength to move closer to his master,” (Homer 723). Odysseus had finally returned to Argus who had waited for him. Now that Argus had seen his master once again he was content and ready to let go. The moment after Odysseus past death took over Argus’
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