Leadership In Homer's Odyssey

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Odyssey displays many traits of leadership. First,his leadership is demonstrated when his crew obeys his commands.Homer’s text states that his crew “delivers me from my restraint.” Because his crew respects him, they obey him. As well as demonstrating strengths, he also portrays character weaknesses. Good leaders should not put their followers at risk; risking lives instead of saving them demonstrates weakness. A weakness that Odyssey has is selfishness.Odyssey puts his own crew in jeopardy for him to hear the sirens.Homer’s text states ”Me only she permits those strains to hear.” Another weakness odyssey portrays is behavior.
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