(Book IX. ll, 242-250). Odysseus makes the decision to stay and explore what the island has to offer for himself, and this turns out to be a horrible leadership decision on Odysseus’s part because it results in the loss of several of his men. Odysseus allowed his ego and his pride to get in the way of his clear mind to make a careful decision. Like Everett in O Brother
Odysseus should not be granted an award for being a good leader in the Odyssey Although he fought well and won many battles he still made some very selfish decision 's. The Choices that the so called "Great" leader made caused the innocent solders to lose their life 's Odysseus chose to think by him self and not discuss with his mates about his dangerous ideas. Odysseus is A man know from the city/island of Troy, he is a so called leader, knight and great fighter. One of his selfish decisions that he made was when him and the soilders wandered into the cave of the cyclops, his soldiers suggested that they should take some food and leave, while Odysseus deiced to stay longer and examine the cyclops cave, This is were things get worse, as
He is not helping Doodle out of compassion but because it is more convenient in the long run. However he can not abandoned Doodle quick enough when Doodle fails his expectations. Ambition can be valuable but ambition is most valuable in the face of adversity. If the narrator had handled his disappointment in Doodle with poise his brother would not be dead. Hubris is only evident in failure.
The writer of Into the Wild and the director of Grizzly Man apply similar characterization to Chris and Timothy 's story to show alienation from society, through the character 's anger. Werner Herzog character Timothy Treadwell isolates himself because of his anger towards the government. He believes that the government is ¨challenging” him. ¨They don 't take care of the animals, they don 't watch them, they just screw people around by letting the fishermen, poachers and tourist mess with the animals¨. In documentary Grizzly man, Timothy curses at the park services thinking there his enemy, he will fights civilization. He only has mockery and contempt.
Homer created a complex leader to show that the weakness in someone doesn’t define them, it’s the way they approach the situation that will define you as a person. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is a complex leader because he’s supposed to lead his group home to Ithaca, but he makes some pretty selfish and rash decisions that are not what you’d expect from a leader. By doing so, this shows Odysseus’ character flaws, but it also shows his strengths. When Odysseus stayed on Circe’s island for an unnecessary amount of time, this showed his weakness, not being able to resist the urge to sleep with women. In contrast, it also showed his strength because he gained his ground after losing track of home, and found the strength to gather his men and leave.
Instead, Polyphemus the cyclops eats several of Odysseus’ men. Instead of leaving the island unscathed and with food, Odysseus’ curiosity caused tragic losses that could have been averted. Another instance of lack of self-control, is shown in “Sea Perils and Defeat” when they pass by the island of Thrinacia. Odysseus attempts to persuade his men to simply pass the island and to leave the cat, but it was to no avail.
Simon instinctively tries to help the boys by revealing the truth, piggy isn't accepted due to his contrast in body type and mind, and Ralph believes rescue is more important than the boys desire for hunting. The characters are different and attempt to turn the other boys around, but singularity is inadequate when compared to the strength of similarity. Ralph, piggy, and Simon try to use their unique traits to improve the groups condition, but they are harshly declined because of the power of shared
Puny am I... How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal?” ( Homer 171 ll.388-341). Odysseus gloating represent that even though, he’s hero, he’s still arrogant and impulsive even after the deaths of his men. His victory over Polyphemus is a very good and honorable thing but some might consider him to be no difference to the Cyclops whom he called “monstar” , when he’s
Although Okonkwo loses his temper with his wife and his father he treats them differently. He treats them differently because he doesn’t have any patience with his father, he never really did. He thought his father was a failure and really only cared about himself and Okonkwo didn’t like that his father was lazy and he didn’t do anything. Even though he was about to kill Ekwefi he doesn’t treat her like that all the time . He just lost his temper with her because he said that they killed his banana tree and he thought she deserved a
Contrastingly, Thor’s deportation benefits him as he learns ethics, superior morals and the virtue of humility as he endures a tough grind to earn the honourable title. In spite of the ruthless punishment, Odin always holds Thor’s best interest in mind. In brief, the abandoned archetype is easy to sympathize but humanity fails to seek the truth in their abandonment, characters are too stubborn to change destructive lifestyles; ultimately leads to a physical change of environment to force personal development and force characters to surrender their
Throughout the story “The Odyssey” by Homer Odysseus, the main character counters countless amounts of trouble. As king and leader it is his job to keep his men save and get the job done. Odysseus does whatever it takes to keep his men unharmed, and more importantly, alive. All his crew and him dream about is getting back to their homeland, but first they have to pass the obstacles. Odysseus demonstrates good leadership qualities by doing whatever it takes to get the job done, using his advanced cunning abilities to trick his enemy, and constantly saving his crew from dangers.
Leadership can be established in how a hero guides his men and directs them. Numerous warriors from Greek Mythology are lauded for their control and management over their companions in times of difficulty and danger; furthermore, they are a model and an inspiration towards their comrades. Among several brave men, many people considered Odysseus to be incapable of being in charge, but some indications have also shown that his actions for the crew are sufficient. Even though both the controversies of the debate about the topic has information from The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is evidently an effective leader. Odysseus demonstrates as an efficient leader when they come across various threatening situations.
In the novel The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus is portrayed as a bad leader because of his selfish decisions and bad character. Odysseus makes a selfish decision when he leads his crew to stay in Polyphemus’s cave thinking he would offer gifts and Odysseus would “accept (his) help, or any gifts/” he had to “give” (9.726-727). This is a selfish act because he is putting his crew in danger for something that would only benefit himself. In the end, many of his people died and no one benefited. Once again, Odysseus displayed selfish acts when Circe told him “ he will be the only survivor of their long journey” (Homer 764).
In Homer’s the Odyssey, Odysseus’ hubris is his pride. Odysseus is a self-made, self-assured man that prides himself on his tactical victories and conquests. Odysseus is the genius behind the Trojan Horse, the cunning man that outsmarted Polyphemus, the Suitors, and Circe. Odysseus is truly a man who can do it all. Odysseus ultimately wants his fate to be in his own hands.