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Effects Of ' Odysseus ' And ' The Odyssey '

Decent Essays
Jon Salo and Max Sharp and Joe Moczynski
Ms. Ksobiech and Mrs. Bowden
English 9
9 February 2015
The effects of having Odysseus as your leader

In the real world, examples of great leaders would be war generals and presidents. These people show great leadership by proving that they can take control of situations, these men (or women) also need to show great strength, intelligence and respect for others. Odysseus is alike most great leaders, in that he shows many of these traits and more. He is a very effective leader because of the epic hero traits, and many important Greek values he shows throughout the Odyssey. Odysseus is an effective leader because he shows strength, intelligence and respect for the gods, which helps him and his crew get out of tough situations.

In the Odyssey, Odysseus is an effective leader is because he shows that he has incredible strength. (Pattern B) One reason why Odysseus is an effective hero is he demonstrates amazing strength to help him and his men get out of certain situations. This is shown in the Cyclops section when he stabs the cyclops in the eye with a giant spear. “Now by the gods, I drove my big hand spike deep in the embers, charring it again, and cheered my men along with battle talk to keep their courage up.” (Lines: 366-371) This quote demonstrates that Odysseus uses his strength to overpower an incredibly strong opponent. When he uses his strength it helps him and his men get out of the cave so no more of his men got eaten by
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