In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus focuses his attention on gaining the Greek ideal of kleos while disregarding his men and their safety. After receiving advice to focus his attention on getting him and his men back alive, Odysseus still puts them at danger for his own good. His desire to return home a hero and the advice he receives conflict him, but he ultimately chooses to follow the former. When Odysseus is informed that he can be tied down without wax in his ears to be able to listen to the Sirens, he changes that message and presents it to his men as if only he is meant to listen to the Sirens. He makes this statement based off of his need to be able to say that he had heard the sirens and that he lived through it as well.
In the Odyssey “the Sirens” by Homer, Odysseus demonstrates his leadership skills and by devising a plan to hear the Sirens song without being tricked to stay on the island because he wants to keep himself and his men safe. Odysseus says to his men, “Dear friends, more than one man or two, should know those things Circe foresaw for us and shared with me, so let me tell her forecast”(975). Instead of withholding the information from his men, Odysseus tells them their fate. This shows Odysseus, as a leader, decided to tell his men what was going on at this time because he felt he trusted his men to follow the plan and help him. At other times in the story, Odysseus withholds information from his men as another tactic to essentially help them
The entire situation is pitiful, especially because it Eurylochus, a trusted advisor and friend to Odysseus, that leads the charge. Homer narrates: “Eurylochus put an evil counsel before his companions: ‘Listen to what I say, my companions, though you are suffering evils’” (XII, 339-341). Eurylochus had acted as a voice of reason for the crew up until this point, being the one to warn Odysseus that something strange was afoot on Circe’s island. Here however, he is the opposite, coaxing his crewmates to do something that they know will lead to death. The primal hunger was so strong that Eurylochus continues to say: “All deaths are detestable for wretched mortals, but hunger is the sorriest way to die and encounter fate” (XII, 341-343).
I think that he is very inspiring because he will not stop and will push you to finish. In the book “The Odyssey” Odysseus never gave up and he told his crew that hey are not going to give up. If Kids in the world today saw this in real life how he motivated his crew it may motivate them to go out and help people in the world today. This world is becoming a bad place, It is sad to say that but we need to help each other like Odysseus. If we don't help each other out it
Odysseus displays his courage when he states,”So we seized our stake with its fiery tip and bored it round and round in the giant's eye” (B9 L.433-34). Odysseus throughout the novel stands up for himself and his crew for the right thing. He displays his leadership when he doesn't let others influence his opinions. Some people may think that Odysseus shows off his courage and wisdom to others
To learn his lesson of humility, Odysseus must first overcome greed by persevering home and prevailing when his crew did not. Then, Odysseus is shown the desideratum of love and lust and its part in human nature through Calypso and Penelope. Lastly, the motivation of hope, especially in situations where there is none, is proven to impel humanity forward exhibited by the lotus eaters and Telemachus. All three of these traits, portrayed through the secondary characters, enlighten the lesson of humanity and the importance of being humble with mortality upon Odysseus on his journey. In epic stories like these, the traits that make us human, both good and bad, make a story worth reading and a life worth
Odysseus is also acutely aware of his surroundings especially for an illusion, for example, the island with the sirens singing. Even if these were warnings from the gods and goddesses themselves, he would still learn and remember what to do the next time he encounters these problems in his life. Lastly as I mentioned before, a hero must always show mercy to their foe no matter how bad they are. But Odysseus doesn’t show any mercy to his enemies, not even his own when they disrespect his honor and pride. A real hero doesn’t kill even if their honor and pride has been torn to shreds, yet Odysseus killed all those suitors because they were ransacking his house and eating his goods.
He wants the men to feel sympathetic to him because of how the suitors are treating his home in hopes they will help take back control over his property. Though Telemakhos is acting as if he is powerless, the fact that he has given this speech shows that he is serious about the problems that remain in his
In Solomon Asch’s experiment, he found how people are more likely to be influenced by peer pressure into choosing an answer they know is wrong, just because everyone else thinks it’s right. Similarly, people’s tendency to conform can stifle a lot of valuable comments and/or constructive criticism. However, I believe that George Marshall had a strong sense of moral responsibility because he always stayed true to himself and what he thought was
The Character Odysseus’ deminstraight’s his courage and trust.Homer’s text” bind me still more.”In Homers text he states “Bind me still the more.” Next,That he is brave enough to allow him to be tied up.Odyssey allows his crew to tie him up and beleaves he will untie him.”Stating they delivered me from my restraints ,displays that he respects his men to obey him which shows trust.”As well as portraying strengths, he also dimonstaights that he has wisdom. Odysseus’ main weaknesses lies in temptation. For example he listens to the sweet sirens.He listens to their flowering needs. Because his currosity gets the best of him and it leads to temptation. As well as portraying weakness he also displays conflict.Good leaders should not put their followers
This example shows how honor is not necessarily one thing, but a combination of how one acts, treats others and handles situations. It is a reflection of how others see us and something that others determine. In the encounter with the Cyclops, Odysseus is seen as honorable by his men due to his actions. Rather than run away, he stays with his men and finds a solution to save them all. He does not put his life or value himself more than his men.
It 's the right thing to do, And after all we have endured, we must show The gods that we still have a clean soul, And that we are good people indeed!" Odysseus was truly a man of persuasion And his crew decided to follow him onto the island Where the damsel 's cries became louder and more evident. The men approached her and asked What the significance of her cries were. They were given no response other than silence. She was then questioned once more.