The Leadership Of Odysseus In The Odyssey By Homer

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In stories, the protagonist is always the interesting one who saves people. In “The Odyssey” by Homer the hero, Odysseus, makes this story very interesting to read. Odysseus has remarkable qualities that show the reader at the beginning of the story that he is the protagonist through analyzing his personality. Odysseus is a strong, courageous leader and his intelligence always gets him closer and closer to his goal. Odysseus’s strong leadership play’s a huge role in the issues that face him on his journey home to Ithaca. When Odysseus and his fellowship arrive at the Cyclops’s cave, he takes charge in this position. “Make fast the ship, we shall see whether these Cyclops’s are lawless savages.” (Homer 6) Throughout his strong leadership, his ability to take charge in dangerous events shows that being a strong leader is one of his best attributes. Again, Odysseus shows tremendous leadership when he and his men arrive to a land where they do not know of and Odysseus immediately takes charge. “Peremides, we have no choice. We must divide into two groups, one to explore that dense wood and seek help, the other to secure the beach.” (Homer 12) Him taking a lead on the position they had between them and the Cyclops revealed to himself that acting as a leader to…show more content…
Odysseus was the first one to realize that if they had killed the Cyclops they would be trapped in the cave forever. “If we kill him now, we may be trapped inside this cave forever.” (Homer 7) Odysseus knows that actions always have positives and negatives, so he thought of the harm that would create if he killed the Cyclops so he waited. As Odysseus’s intelligence grows his knowledge of speech grows too. When the Cyclops, Polyphemus, asks Odysseus his name, he replied in a very sneaky, intelligent way. “Nobody, that is the name my father gave me: Nobody.” (Homer 8) Odysseus was able to

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