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Kleos or glory is what many people seek in their life It was the goal for many ancient figures in history Homer knew how important it is for life and he created glorified characters in his stories to talk about their glory and how much they cared for their glory and how to pass it on through generations In the Odyssey Odysseuss first goal was glory and how people must remember his glory later on Was he a great leader I do not think so A great leader in my opinion must care for his men lead them through difficulties and be responsible for each one of them Odysseuss main goal was not the safety for his men but how can he return home to tell his people about his glorious adventures His main concern was how can he not his men return home and be able to tell his stories Also his constantly concern for his glory and reputation created in him a major flaw which is ego He was ego and thought he was the best in many things Eventually his flaw is the reason why he stayed extra ten years wondering till he got home safe When he reached Cyclopss island and blinded the Cyclops It was smart from him at the beginning when he called himself nobody but at the end when he was running away he called for the Cyclops and told him Cyclops if anyone any mortal man asks you how you got your eye put out tell him that Odysseus the marauder did it Son of Laertes whose name on Ithaca Odyssey 9 500-502 This action of revealing his identity cursed him for the rest of his journey by Poseidon Another event that showed that he cares about himself only is when he met Circe When Circe turned his men to pigs it was brave from him to force her to turn them back but he did this
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