Odysseus Is A True Hero Essay

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The Definition of a True Hero

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader… they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role - always about the goal.” Leader always have goals and only those leaders who achieve those goals can be called true heroes. In order to achieve these set goals and remain as a hero, these leaders must follow a basic set of values such as staying loyal to their people and having a sense of good judgement. Without these two main skills one can achieve their goals, but they would not be considered heroes anymore. Heroes are people that can be trusted and at the same time be smart enough to save the people around him or her. So, even if these leaders achieve their goals, these two qualities are the ones that would make the leader a hero. Odysseus does not possess the brightest skills in terms of taking decisions after assessing a situation due to the many terrible decisions he makes, which in the end, leads to the death of his team. Odysseus can also be called unfaithful through the two times he cheats on Penelope with Circe and Calypso and the time when his unfaithfulness is the indirect cause of his team’s
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The audience can say that it was only because of Odysseus’ careless mistakes that he was the only one to able to successfully go back home. If Odysseus had paid more attention to bring benefits to the whole team as a whole instead of for only himself, then his goal to have all the men with him on his return back to Ithaca would have been achieved. If Odysseus was a real hero, then he would have either returned back to Ithaca along with the men who looked up to him or would have not returned at all. In conclusion, John J Pershing once said, “A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of

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