Mutiny on the Bounty

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Leadership Comparison and Contrast
Mutiny on the Bounty
Brenau University
Dana Nelms
September 2, 2015

Abstract
Noted as the most notable munity in the history of navigation, Mutiny on the Bounty descripts the voyages of Captain Bligh and subsequent mutiny of this crew. In 1787, William Bligh was appointed the captain of the Bounty. The mission of the trip was to travel to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit trees for transplanting in the West Indies for the purpose of producing food for the slaves owned by the English nobility. There where multiple reasons for the mutiny, however the main cause was the leadership style of Captain Bligh. He was viewed as a tyrant on the ship, acting more of a dictator than a leader. The second-in-command, Fletcher Christian had a participative or facilitator type leadership style that caused conflict. The different styles often caused strife among the two men, ultimately leading to the munity. (The Bounty 1984) This paper discusses the comparison and contract of Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian leadership styles.

The Leaders
The two main characters of the voyage are Captain Bligh and his second –in-command, Fletcher Christian. The trip to the Tahiti was one of difficulty in regards to overcrowding, lack of food or water; also what the crew considers the tranny of Captain Bligh. The stay on the island was beneficial to the crew as they enjoyed the tropics and became friendly with the natives, especially with the women. Upon the announcement of the ship’s departure for the travel to the West Indies the crew realized the conditions would be the same or worse on the trip. They did not want to leave the comforts of the Tahiti. (The Bounty, 1984)
The crew’s fears became true with the overcrowding and Captain Bligh accusations and punishment due to the alleged stealing of food. The continued deterioration of conditions…...

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