Peter the Great was someone that I believed deserved his title of Great as leader and a King. I do not think that he was a great man. He was a good ruler because of his changes to the country and the modernization of it. He was not a great man because of his hatred for and neglect first wife and his oldest son. If I judge him on his actions as a king I would say that he does deserve the title of great but if I look at his personal life I would say that he is the complete opposite of great.
To many, Washington was known for his lightning campaign and timely guerilla actions, which completely unhinged the British at times (“George Washington”). He was extremely clever and tactical and was able to think of well thought out plans. Washington also had barely any experience in commanding a large army but brought many strengths to his position (“Ten facts about George Washington in the Revolutionary War”). His only experience before was during the French and Indian War. He was able to take his untrained and small army and commanded them to defeat the British.One of Washington 's smartest moves was actually off the battlefield.
Although he is a minor character, Giles Corey plays the role of an anti-hero, who not only displays probably the biggest act of bravery in the whole play, but also demonstrates the fact that although the judges were “learned and all-powerful”, a high education and obsession for power cannot silence the tenacity displayed by such a truthful character. At the beginning of the play, Giles had a proclivity to say things that he didn’t understand were accusatory and ends up becoming this sort of villain-like character, but through a turn of events, he ended up becoming an unlikely hero. As Giles is introduced, Reverend Parris and the others are discussing the situation with Betty and what might be wrong with her, and Giles unknowingly says “Is she going to fly again? I hear she flies.” (Miller, 150). He didn’t mean to accuse her of being a witch, he
Well known heroes do not kill people with no sympathy or mercy. So is Odysseus really a hero? There is a lot of reasonings to both sides, he could be a hero because he was loyal to his homeland and men. He was also clever and dedicated to all his plans and ideas to conquer creatures and return home. On the other hand, he does not seem much like a hero because he was unloyal by having affairs on Penelope.
It showed Hamilton’s horrific rough patches in his life, but it also showed his constant victories for the American people. Not many men of power during these times understood the struggles of the American people/identity quite like Hamilton did (American Identity, APUSH
Without the outside influences on Hitler, he might have never become who he turned out to have been. The psychological aspect of the impact of the environment on humans and their behavior plays a much large role than most believe. Hitler was incapable of interacting properly with others, and completely shut himself off when it came to the success of the Reich. He, along as other cases that show the same symptoms of negligence to others opinions, are the reason why there are many misunderstandings in situations that have no reason to be misunderstood. Hitler always strived to be the best, and wanted the same for those that he cared for.
From building libraries, to handling the Civil War with intelligence, and tying the nation back together and building schools, George Washington had started it all. He was one of our great Founding Fathers of the Constitution, and without a start, there would be nothing. In the same manner, Washington did fought to keep our country from invasion. He was not the type of president to have power over his head and demand unreasonable things. Even after the war, he was one to lead the country back to peace and keep the nation safe and away from
All in all, I think the book has a great story, but lacks a proper structure for the story at hand. Sebastian Junger, the author, did a fine job presenting the information he gathered, but also lacked the story structure and plot that a novel has. The book, The Perfect Storm, would have been much better if stuck to one storyline. Regardless of the written text, we still have to respect and appreciate these courageous men, who lost their lives in a true battle of men against
Throughout life people yearn for the thrill of success; however, they often do nothing to achieve that success and instead wish for it. This desire raises the question of how success is truly achieved; is it through pure luck or perseverance? Arthur Miller answers this through Death of a Salesman, where a variety of characters obtain their version of success. Being an unrealistic and unapproachable path to success, Miller emphasizes that luck is not a reliable method to gaining success. Through the use of various characters, Arthur Miller illustrates that relying on hard work brings more success than luck does.