A Leader For A New Generation Essay

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A Leader For A New Generation

A Leader for a New Generation

In Webster's dictionary, a leader is defined as a person that has commanding authority or
influence over others. Such a leader can be found in The Aeneid, written by Virgil. The
main character in the epic, Aeneas, shows the journey of a leader through struggles and
trials. One can see the true definition of leadership through Aeneas's strategy, bravery,
and persistence.

During the Fall of Troy, Aeneas shows strategic leadership while pushing through the Greek
lines. As the Trojan warriors defeat a surprised Greek crowd, Coroebus suggests that the
men wear their trophies. Aeneas agrees and has his men wear the Greek insignia as a shield
when breaking through enemy lines. Having success, Aeneas states, "Many a combat, hand to
hand, we fought in the black of night, and many a Greek we sent to Orcus (the underworld)"
(II.526-28). Fighting on, as the soldiers around him die, Aeneas climbs onto a high roof
and "with crowbars, where the flooring made loose joints…pried it from its bed and
pushed it over", allowing Aeneas to enter the building (II.606-07). His strategy allowed
him to continue leading his people in the fights.

Aeneas's bravery points to another strong characteristic of leadership. To be considered
brave, one must have enough courage to face death at any time. In order to prove he is no
longer afraid of his death, Aeneas says, "So fury drove me, and it came to
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