Heroic Leaders?: The terms leader and hero are often used interchangeably. However, does a leader need to be a hero? Is a hero necessarily a leader? Using one of the texts from Weeks 1-3, analyze the leadership qualities discussed to consider whether we can find something heroic in those actions. Support your argument by discussing only events and lines from the reading.

This should be a close reading essay, and should use as evidence primarily passages from the story or stories that you discuss. You may not use ANY outside sources without the instructor’s approval.

The essay should be in MLA essay format (see the sample essay attached below) and use MLA citations. A works cited entry and in-text citations for each text discussed are required.

The essay should be focused on making a debatable claim about the text(s) in question; informational essays or essays consisting of summary are not appropriate. The claim should be supported with discussion of specific passages from the text(s) on which the essay is focused.
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Choose 1 of the following topics, and write a thesis-driven essay in response to that topic:

1. Heroic Leaders?: The terms leader and hero are often used interchangeably. However, does a leader need to be a hero? Is a hero necessarily a leader? Using one of the texts from Weeks 1-3, analyze the leadership qualities discussed to consider whether we can find something heroic in those actions. Support your argument by discussing only events and lines from the reading.
2. Learning Culture from Literature: choose 1 text and analyze it for a picture of the culture in which the author was writing. What information about that culture that we can infer from the work, and what does the author seem to be saying about that information? Support your argument by discussing only passages from the text you chose.

3. Contemporary Leadership: Choose one of the theories on leadership presented in Weeks 1-3 and discuss its relationship to contemporary leadership in the civilian, political, or military sectors. Support your argument by discussing only passages from the text you chose.

** Week 1 – 3 readings attached for reference **

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