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Ms. Tiffany Griffith
FYS 111
25 September 2013

Odysseus: A good leader The Odyssey of Homer is a book about a hero and his adventures in his journey home. In this paper, we will discuss about some heroic characters and the leadership skill of Odysseus. To be a good leader, a person should be decisive, cunning, brave, deductive and compassionate. I will discuss why I believe Odysseus as a good leader. First of all, we will discuss about Odysseus’s decisive manner. During his journey, Calypso and Circe try to persuade him to live with them but he avoids both of them. (Homer 170). He has wife and the land he loves, and he has decision to reach back to his own land. The author writes Odysseus decisive manner as, “ They never could persuade the soul within my breast”. (Homer 170). When Odysseus and his men reach Circe’s place, he gathered his men and says “ despite your lone ordeal, do hear me out: my friends; we’ve lost all sense of where we are; this island may lie east, it may lie west-where sun, which brings men light, sinks to its rest or where it’s born again. Let’s try at once to see if we can find some better course”. (Homeromerhooo 197). We can see from his words that he tried to urge his men not to be depressed and to try again even they lost their way home. He believes in his heart that one day he will reach back to his home Aung 2 and he has no will to relinquish that belief. He will never give up until he reaches his home and this shows his decisive manner too. When Odysseus reaches back to his home and faced with Eurymachus, Eurymachus persuades him that he would g...

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