Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them. Another reason why he was a villain because he killed members of his family so that he would become the ultimate successor to the throne. This should never be how a king becomes the ruler of his kingdom, ever. Even though I believe that Alexander the Great is a villain, others may think he was a hero. They may think that because he had conquered so many other nations.
Alexander is one of the most famous people in history. He was born in 356 BCE, more than 300 years before Jesus of Nazareth. First Alexander should not be considered great because he killed many innocent people and he had a huge ego and he conquered everything in his way. Document A is an example of this because it talks about his route and how many cities he went through and destroyed everything and everyone in his path. This makes Alexander not great because those people didn't harm or hurt him in any way.
Alexander killed an estimated of 100,000 enemy soldiers, and innocent civilians throughout his rein. (Doc. E). He killed all these people just because he wanted more land to gain more power. Most of these people did nothing to Alexander and had no affect on his life except they were an obstacle in the way of him gaining more power.
In conclusion, 100,000 people were killed because there was no medicine or food. Countless individuals have been murdered for the greater good of Asoka’s kingdom and that is something that is selfish and pitiful. Many territories have been overpowered by the likes of Asoka for a good outcome. Kalinga was overpowered and it intercepted the routes from the Ganges Valley. This territory was also a powerful maritime area and it
He also closed down all press he did not approve of, and used propaganda to glorify himself with his successes and blamed his failures on others. He created a Napoleonic aristocracy where his family members became Kings, Queens, Princes, and Princesses. He also mowed down protesting mobs with cannons, doing anything in his power to suppress opposition. He even used bags filled with sharp metal, and launched it in cannons, killing with terrifying effectiveness. But not everything Napoleon did was bad.
A majority of the main characters were guilty of hubris. One character guilty of hubris was Julius Caesar. Although he was not prideful, because of Cassius and Brutus’ pride, he ended up getting murdered. He did, however, not follow a very clear warning: “Beware the Ides of March,” (I, ii, 18). Because he ignored
He proofed them wrong by setting a harsh example for them, he attacked the accent city of Thebes and then sold more than twenty thousand Thebans to slavery and killed six thousand of them. (Pg. 98). Alexander planed on conquering the world, but there were some countries like India and Bactria that was not willing to let him take over their country. Alexander did not give up on conquering Bactria, he gained the trust of the natives
The question is, what type of ruler was he; ruthless or Enlightened? Asoka was a ruthless leader due to the fact he was power-hungry and ignorant. Power-Hungry Leader One reason why Asoka was a ruthless leader was because he was power-hungry. In his conquering of Kalinga, he killed hundred of thousands of Kalingins to get what he wanted; more land (Doc A). Not only did he kill thousands for his claiming of land, but he claims he gave up violence and decides to live a peaceful and happy life when he
Even though we were the world super power and still are. Why would the US have an alliance with someone who killed millions of people for no reason? Stalin had killed over 20 million people who had nothing to do with the war. He was the absolute ruler of the Soviet Union for thirty years. Stalin kept the number of deaths counted for he was at the time trying to upset Hitler.
Macbeth was considered a tragic hero because Macbeth had many people follow him he also had a down flaw that led to his death but went down heroically. Macbeth 's great downfall that proved was a tragic hero was stated as, “ I will not yield to kiss the ground before Malcolm 's feet and to be baited with the rabble 's curse” (5, 8, 28) this quote taken from the story explains that even though Malcom is trying to kill him Macbeth claims he won 't yield nor beg because Macbeth thinks he has won the fight. Macbeth had a very high social rank before he murdered king Duncan to start with even though he was a general for king Duncan to begin with. Macbeth is said to be a very dynamic character