Odysseus Leader Analysis

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"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way". During the whole story Odysseus was showing to get back to Ithaca. Odysseus saves his men many times in different places. For example, he saved his men on the island of the Lotus Eaters and sacrificed himself when he listened to the Sirens.Odysseus was a strong leader and did everything he could to help his crew because in the Lotus Eaters he brought his men back and he protected his men from the Sirens.

Odysseus was a strong leader because when he and his men stopped at the island of the Lotus Eaters people there were feeding them an addicting plant that made all of them go back to the plant to find more and not want to go back home. So, Odysseus dragged his men back to the boat and tied his men to the ship so they could go back to the land of Ithaca. for example, this quote proves that he " drove them, all three wailing to the ships tied them down under their rowing benches, and called the rest: all hands aboard; come clear the bench and no one taste the lotus, or lose your hope of home ' '. Here Odysseus that show 's that he was a good leader because he did not give up trying to save his men and not let anybody eat any of the lotus so no one else would lose their hope of going home.
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all he did was filled his men 's ears with bees wax and tying himself to a pole and listen to the loud sirens so he could get back to his wife in Ithaca. Circe gave Odysseus the following advice. "Plug your men 's ears with beeswax kneaded and none of the rest should hear the song ' '. That proves that he is a good leader because he filled every single man 's ear with bee 's wax so they could not hear the Sirens. By protecting his men Odysseus was able to continue on his journey back home to
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