Pentheus Leadership Analysis

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Now days good leaders seem to be few and far between in our political atmosphere. Those in power who are not fit to lead tend to be overzealous in their planning, lie about their previous actions, or disregard the needs of their people. Their inability to be capable leaders is mainly due to the lack of a character trait which is imperative in successful leadership: humility.
Humility is required in traits such as being slow to anger, displaying patience, and being teachable by others. Each of these attributes stems from being humble, in lowering one’s ego below that of their followers, and is compulsory in a strong leader. Arrogance tends to be the root of many sins such as selfishness, superficiality, and the neglect of other people, and, when in a position of power, those sins are exacerbated. Without knowing the value of being humble, those who seek to be leaders are overcome by pride. This egotism often blinds the authority figure from seeing the turmoil that their arrogance is causing, and even sometimes blinds them from their own impending downfall. There are quite
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When people - females nonetheless - oppose Pentheus’ beliefs, he seeks to put a stop to their wild religious practices in any way he can. This leads to Pentheus agreeing to take the help of another, the Greek God Dionysus who is well aware of Pentheus’ prideful ways. Dionysis uses this to his advantage, as Pentheus is arrogant enough to believe that he can rule his city by destroying anything that does not follow in his beliefs. This excess of pride causes Pentheus to believe that he is infallible, which ultimately leads to Pentheus’ brutal death. Had Pentheus shown humility, he would have understood that his beliefs did not supercede another 's, and that modesty would have enabled him to come to reasonable conclusions about what would have served not only him but also his people for the
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