Odysseus knew it himself that he and his men may not be able to get through this big of an obstacle, but he just pushed them forward. 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?
As a leader Odysseus should be careful to do exactly what will benefit his crew the most. The lack of communication throughout the whole journey home will eventually lead to mistrust and betrayal of Odysseus by his crew. Following Scylla and Charybdis they reach the island of the god of the sun, and because of the crew’s spite for Odysseus they don’t follow his directions not to harm the cattle of the Sun. Just in the events of the journey back to Ithaca alone the reader can see how Odysseus’ inability to be a strong leader leads to the dismantling of a good relationship between him and his crew, which leads to a much more difficult trip. Odysseus’ inability to be a great leader for the group leads to a lot of conflict among the crew members.
"But as I sent them on toward Scylla, I told them nothing, as they could do nothing. "(Line 93) He would rather lose 6 men instead of his whole crew. "they would have dropped their oars again, in panic, to roll for cover under the decking."
Along with protecting the citizens of Bentrock, Wesley also protects Frank’s reputation and dignity when he does not take him to the public jail, where everyone would know what he has done. Finally, Wesley helps people when he moves away from Bentrock, Montana and follows his dream of becoming a lawyer. In this single action, he helps David, his son, get away from his grandfather who is a bad influence. In addition, he helps his marriage because his wife has always wanted to move away. Wesley’s good deeds towards the townspeople, his family, and even the person who he is arresting make him a clear example of the definition of a classic
Their pain is perceived by him as his own pain. For the sake of them, he is willing to risk his life to find Sollozzo because he dared to hurt his father and threaten their family. Coppola uses this to underline the excessive haste of the character and create his image as a good performer but not a future Don. Moreover, such devotion to the family creates the basis for Santino 's subsequent death because his image is complete and does not have the appropriate dynamism. Santino only seeks to protect the family at any cost; in the end, it leads him to betrayal.
Ralph, one of the most important characters in the novel serves as the human ego, a subconscious mind that works by reason and common sense. However, even the conscious and reasonable mind can vanish in a society with no structure and civilization. At the beginning of the novel, Ralph asserts “… We can help them to find us… a ship comes near the island they may not notice us…we must make smoke on top of the mountain…” (38). Ralph focuses on the important and common sense actions that need to be taken in order to survive and get rescued. Even so, Ralph is being diminished by the savagery committed by Jack and his hunters, the quotes “He tried to remember…we want smoke…
Brutus was very noble, honorable and brave which contrasted with Cassius wanting to be powerful and his jealously. Cassius just wanted to be powerful and be in charge, but Brutus just wanted a better Rome. Cassius Talks Brutus into doing things that he would probably regret in the end. Cassius shows Brutus that he really didn’t care about the people he just wanted the power.
The Pearl is causing Kino to turn into one of the men he despised in the beginning of the book. In the beginning the doctor was selfish and won 't help Coyotito unless he was well paid. This enraged Kino because all the doctor cared about was his income. When Kino was put into a position where he had that chance to change his way of life he leaped at the opportunity. When he was offered money for the pearl Kino believed his pearl wasn 't worthy of any of the low offers.
The captains is being told that all he really cares for is his reputation more than his men and wife 's safety. That in order to reach his goal he is willing to risk his wife 's safety and the men
Brody is also his own worst enemy and thinks he is incapable of defeating the shark. These obstacles prevent him from fulfilling his duty as Chief of Amity and stunt his growth as a man. First and foremost Brody is motivated
In both The Summer Prince and The Odyssey the protagonists are able to save themselves and help members of their society through their special power or unconventionality. During The Odyssey, Odysseus’s special power is his strategy, while in The Summer Prince, June’s unconventionality is her art. Both texts show the main character’s ability to use their unique powers as a way to aid themselves. Odysseus saves himself through his smart tactics and June fixes herself through her artwork about society. While using her power to help her own self, June also utilizes her art to help others.
Odysseus, the great hero, does not make a physical appearance in the odyssey until the fifth book. The author may have done this for multiple reasons. One reason may have been to create such a suspense that keeps the readers interested in reading the book. Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, has been created into a smaller hero story, in the Odyssey, through how he encountered a journey to find his father. Sons of great heroes and gods were expected to take after their fathers, so Telemachus took on this journey as his father would have.