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Unformatted text preview: The Dilemma in Odyssey Kyle Lee Mr. Chaney English I, period 3 Wed Apr 26 th , 2006 A hero, or a leader, has certain qualities that distinguish him from mediocrity. Those are a sense of responsibility for ones comrades and the idea in which one sees his group as one. In Odyssey, Odysseus faces a dilemma in which he has to choose one of two harsh threats: surviving by letting 6 people to die by Scylla, or having a gamble with Charybdis in which all of them die or all of them survive. I strongly support going through with Charybdis because it follows the general moral code, and allows Odysseus to get closer and firmer relationships with his comrades. Going through Charybdis is right because it follows the general moral code. As I defined in the introduction, a leader, or a hero, should have a sense of responsibility or the idea in which one sees his group as one. Likewise, Odysseus needs to see his group as one, and should respect every comrade. Letting 6 people die to survive is really opposite to the idea. I t is ignoring them and as well as die to survive is really opposite to the idea....
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course SOCI 123 taught by Professor Saiz during the Fall '10 term at Acton School of Business.
- Fall '10
- The Odyssey, Odysseus, Charybdis, Scylla