Napoleon Bonaparte is easily the most eager, intelligent, charismatic, successful, and hardest working leader of all time. Napoleon was the most detail oriented and dominant person I knew. Due to these traits he became a phenomenally successful leader. Napoleon was also very charismatic. He always had a special charm, which resulted in him climbing the “military ladder” so quickly, so to speak.
The war gives Gatsby an opportunity to see the world and earn money in the service. Gatsby did “extraordinarily well in the war. He was a captain before he went to the front, and following the Argonne battles he got his majority and the command of the divisional machine guns” (150). A war hero, as any man would call it, he was truly someone whom any soldier would seek to for guidance and for help if they needed it. Gatsby, however, did not realize that with the ending of the war, his prestige would end as well.
Through even the hardest times of war, he never lost sight of the freedom he was chasing for himself and every American citizen. With his brave spirit and courageous skill on and of the battlefield, he led America to one of the most important victories in our history. When General Braddock asked George to accept his commission as Commander of the Continental Army, there was no hesitation. Washington was chosen for his talents in land surveying, which gave them an advantage over the British, and his brilliant skill as a unifying leader. He always had an uplifting attitude toward with his soldiers so they would not get discouraged in this long fight for freedom.
And fortune tellers were saying that Alexander who was born in the midst of three victories, must become invincible. Likewise, he became the world wide known, almost invincible king of Macedonia as fortune tellers said. He expanded Macedonian borders from Macedonia to Asia Minor and Egypt, and Mesopotamia, and then Persia until Indus River. He bounded together such a vast land together successfully. Even if he died at the age of 32, he had always been a successful and genius statesman, commander and contributor to the socio-cultural life rather than brutal warrior so that he became Alexander the Great.
Beowulf's unselfishness and unfailing loyalty gave him quite a reputation and much popularity with both the Danes and Geats subjects and their kings. Reputation is what motivates thanes to be loyal to their rulers. The more courageous acts they performed for their country, the better their reputation and popularity. Therefore their rank in the social ladder would increase as well. The fact that not all thanes could be as courageous and have so many heroic achievements for their countries and rulers is why Beowulf seems so ideal and extraordinary.
Julius Caesar was one of the most influential and memorable leaders in all of recorded history; he may have been the greatest man of all time. Caesars self-promotion style enabled him to have a swift rise to power; Caesar didn’t always follow the rules, and there's no denying that he left a trail of enemies in his past, but his rise to power was spectacular at that. Unlike many Roman Leaders, Caesar proved to his people that he was the best that could have been; fighting in the front lines with his army showed that he was confident as well as a great tactician. His urge for such a quick rise to power brings forth the question of whether his intentions were all for the good of Rome. It was no coincidence that Caesar ended up with the power and position, with him planning and constructing his future using his nature of a tactician for creating a tactical pathway.
He was considered a “larger than life” hero and the writer of the story did a great job portraying the good characteristics of Beowulf and how he was able to conquer all. He came from a large community or group where he wanted to protect all. Without this, there would be no good meaning to this story because he was well trusted and the
Washington had a very successful career, being a dominant military and political leader. He was a strong, loyal, and dedicated man that fought for what he believed in and did not back down. Without his initiative in war, the United States would not be the way that it is today. A few of his successes include leading victories over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, being the first president of the United States, and being very involved in the writing of the United States Constitution. Washington had great ability to lead others, lead by example, and develop others into leaders.
Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant figures in all of history, particularly in the long history of Rome. His accomplishments were so significant that “The German ‘kaiser’ and the Russian ‘czar’ [are both] derivatives of Caesar” (Source 1). Caesar was an extraordinary military leader, vastly expanding Rome’s lands. He was a very intelligent man, and when he became dictator, made many important political and social reforms for the good of Rome. Caesar’s military prowess and his reforms crafted him into the extraordinary person that historians all recognize as great.
Every society/culture since the creation of man has created this type of hero to embody the values and mores of that time period. To be thought of as an epic hero the character must be endowed with specific traits. A few of these traits are: having great stature, always larger than life, have traits most valued by that society (i.e. tremendous courage, humility, super human strength.) a quick wit accompanied by extraordinary intelligence and a perspicacity for the journeys he must endure and the adversaries that he will have to thwart.