Odysseus Is A Good Leader Essay

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In the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus was a very strong leader based on the decisions he made with his crew when he was with the cyclops, with Circe, with the sun gods cattle, and with the sirens. First when the crew was in the cyclops’ cave, Odysseus decided not to kill the cyclops right away, but instead make a plan in order to be able to escape. Odysseus made a very good decision that would let all his men, not just him escape, when he decided to blind the cyclops and force him to move the boulder, letting them escape. With Circe Odysseus did make some bad decisions, but overall in the end he made the right choice. First he was lured into the witch’s house, intending to get his men back, but stayed there 5 years when he decided to party.…show more content…
This shows that Odysseus is a good leader because he followed what he believed was most important in life, family. He was not selfish and tried to make sure everyone was going to be home, not on a distant island.…show more content…
The men of course ignored this and ate the cattle, but when they were Odysseus still decided not to eat, rather try to encourage his crew not to and do what he originally said. This is a sign that Odysseus is a good leader because he did what was right and tried to get other people to even though he was the minority in the situation and it was very hard to resist eating. Finally, with the sirens Odysseus made a very herd choice not to risk losing his entire crew, but instead for sure lose 6 men to the sirens. This is a very tough decision to make and Odysseus made the right choice, instead of risking everyone, he decided that it would be better to lose only 6
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