This shows an act of foolishness as leader because he did not notify his men of the dangerous obstacle coming towards him, but just keeps put to leave his men to fend for themselves. An example of Odysseus’ arrogance is when Odysseus brags to Cyclops and yells out, “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you…” (L. 390-392).
The Odyssey Many people deem Odysseus to be an archetype hero. But was he really? Sure, he won many wars, but did he show the characteristics that matter? No! Odysseus did not tell the full truth to his men, he slept with the goddesses and he was impatient.
They are anxious for fear until it arrives and then they back down. Aristotle believes that there are things that we should fear and things that we should not be afraid of. What can be controlled should be controlled and what cannot be controlled will not be controlled. He thinks that people who fear too much are cowards because they
“He who stops being better stops being good.” (https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/o/oliver_cromwell.html). These words by Oliver Cromwell show that he felt being a fierce person made you a better leader. His leadership style was strict and demanding but he was also fair. Many people hated Oliver Cromwell because he was such a harsh military dictator with a lot of power. A lot of people in the upper class did not approve of his leadership style.
At least one of the themes out of one hundred. Courage would never be about being mean or cool but courage is about knowing what is right and going through with it. Atticus knew it was the right thing to do to defend Tom Robinson but he knew he would not win. Now what do you think what real courage
Brutus’s character was easy to understand. Brutus is not a virtuous character, even though he has strict moral standards. He killed Julius Caesar, where at one point they were great friends. This proves that he is unloyal to his friends. All the major characters in the play were hungry for power, even Brutus had to capitulate at the opportunity.
1st paragraph- Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” Pride is seen by many as a weakness but pride is what encourages many to prove themselves. Odysseus’ major flaw is believing he is greater than any other human, sometimes even the gods. Odysseus demonstrates this weakness when he encounters the Cyclops and enrages him by trespassing into the one-eyed beast's cave. When Odysseus finally escapes he yelled his name to the Cyclops, out of pride, when he could have used a decoy name. Zeus decides to teach Odysseus a lesson for hurting his son and provides many obstacles for Odysseus on his journey home.
(Homer, 10.515-20) Once again, Odysseus proves he is not loyal to Penelope by just how many dangerous situations he puts himself in. One may say that it was necessary for his return home, but there were some that were not. He risked his life for no reason, almost leaving Penelope and Telemachus without him with no way of knowing so. One of these times being when Odysseus and his men invaded and then fought the Cicones: [...] we stood and fought them off, massed as they were, but then when the sun wheeled past the hour for unyoking oxen, the Cicones broke our lines and beat us down at least. Out of each ship, six men-at-arms were killed; the rest of us rowed away from certain doom.
The Odyssey shows that having too much pride, confidence, and anger can negatively affect you, and the people around you. I think the Odyssey stresses Odysseus's fatal traits. Those being pride, anger, and having too much confidence. One example from the epic, is how Odyssey's pride delays his journey nearly a decade. Odysseus's pride wouldn’t let Nahbody get the credit of blinding the cyclops so he said his name and address.
As a character odysseus has flaws so naturally this would transfer over to his leadership skills . During the encounters with both polyphemus and circe, odysseus exhibits weak leadership. After getting trapped by polyphemus him and his men devise a solution to escape, once they have escape odysseus endangers the lives all his men by aggravation polyphemus; “I would not heed them in my glorying spirit, but let my anger flare and yelled” (IX 545 555). Odysseys is selfish and does not think of anything but his pride when he is angering polyphemus. His anger clouds his judgment and even if he did consider the consequences he does not stop even though what he is saying is endangering the lives of his men.