Washington showed skill in the Revolutionary war by building a military from the ground up, strong enough to fight against the British. “He faced the realities of short term enlistments, desertions, very poorly clad and equipped soldiers, recalcitrant congressional and state legislators and wavering loyalty to the glorious cause among the populace” (Stazesky 2). Despite the fact that Washington barely had what he needed to defeat the British he still managed to do so. Without Washington’s persistence and intelligent leadership skills the army would have collapsed from the inside. Washington Leadership skills made him a well known trustworthy man and everyone showed respect towards him.
To these things you must swear upon to be Blessed Sacrament(...)” (p.61-62). Chivalry was a big rule and King Arthur firmly believed in it, making him a fair yet strong ruler and a great guy in general. King Arthur proves he 's a brave leader because he would risk anything for his Country, a loyal leader because he only has affection for Guenevere, and a chivalrous leader because he counts everyone as equal and is willing to help anyone in need. King Arthur was the greatest ruler in medieval times known to
Gatsby is a charming, dedicated, trustworthy man, but best of all, he is great. There are many definitions as to what great means, yet Gatsby still fits them all. No one actually ever saw the great in Gatsby except his neighbor, Nick Carraway. Gatsby is a very great man because he is successful, hopeful, and self-made. Starting from young, Gatsby always had a goal of being successful.
In Parallel Lives by Plutarch, he portrays Alexander the Great as an outstanding moral individual and an excellent leader of his people. Although Plutarch illustrates Alexander as a wise, compassionate, and ambitious individual, his defense of Alexander against the people who think of Alexander as a bad leader is weak and inefficient. Plutarch’s defense of Alexander’s fallible qualities, such as his drinking problems and his apathy to his people at the later part of his life is questionable and easily disproved, weakening his argument that Alexander is a truly admirable person. The majority of the beginning of Alexander is dedicated to the description of Alexander’s background and his experiences as he grows up into a mature and ambitious
A hero is someone who stands up for something even if everyone else disagrees or someone who perseveres on. They are not afraid and never back down. Both Ulysses and Beowulf is a greater hero than Ulysses because he doesn't have hubris, is determined until his last breath and is always calm, he never gets angry. Ulysses had been too ignorant and was too filled with hubris to keep his mouth shut after devising a brilliant plan to escape from Polyphemus, the cyclops. He yelled “Poor fool!
Even though being charismatic is fine in many cases, Beowulf being the main character over boasts himself. “He is absolutely fearless and supremely confident in his own abilities.”states John Finley and Tom Loughman. As well was being overly confident and fearless, he is also known for being a model to his comrades. He is seen as strong, helpful, yet very narcissistic. In today’s world we still have narcissistic and charismatic people which is why the article, “Beowulf and the Teaching of Leadership” is such a phenomenal piece.
Despite still failing to strive for his American Dream in an unobtainable, altruistic way, Gatsby did succeed in freeing himself from the prison of wealth he created around himself in hopes of joining those men and women already trapped in the false security and power of wealth. Afterall, Nick knew that there was something special about Gatsby from the start; one of the first things he said about him was, “Gatsby was the single most hopeful person I have ever met,” (Luhrmann). Luhrmann expertly illustrates this aspect of Gatsby for the viewer, showing his unfathomable depth for the pursuable aspects of life. Talking to Nick, Gatsby points passionately up to the stars and says, “My life has got to be like this. It’s got to keep going up,” (Luhrmann).
Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson were by far some of the greatest presidents this nation has had. They all contributed to the growth and expansion of the United States but one in particular president took the extra step. In my opinion Abraham Lincoln was the greatest president of our time. He was a huge key to ending slavery and helping the nation overcome the Civil War and head on to a track of success. Abraham Lincoln was not afraid to make the right choice for his country.
Additionally, at a younger age, he signed a document that practically began the domino effect that initiated the French and Indian war. He loved his men, but at times felt superior. These are but a few examples of the complexity that Vickery was able to display in his book. In other words, Washington was most definitely ‘heroic’, nonetheless he had his flaws as all of Adam 's fallen progenies do. In spite of this, he was an earnest and genuine believer, who aimed to be a moral man.
Adams, on the other hand, did absolutely nothing significant for the Native Americans. In order to be an effective president, you must affect all people in a positive manner, and make their lives better. This including, of course, the Native Americans. Although Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are two of the most distinguished men in history, Thomas Jefferson overshadows Adams in the departments of Native American, economic, and domestic affairs, which are arguably the most vital places to succeed in as President of the United States of