His responsibility for many deaths, his wanting of unfair wars, the unjust laws all clearly imply that Asoka is a Ruthless Conqueror. To start, Asoka’s responsibility for taking innocent lives of civilians and soldiers was merciless. The map of Document A, Asoka’s empire, shows the area Ashoka had ruled before the conquest and what Kalinga had owned. Asoka’s land is probably around 10 times bigger than Kalinga’s land area. He had more power and better soldiers which killed civilians and soldiers of Kalinga.
Things fall apart is a tragedy novel written by Chinua Achebe. Okonkwo, who is the protagonist of the novel and one of the most powerful men in the Ibo tribe often resorts to violence to make his points understood. Down in his heart, Okonkwo is not a cruel man, but his life is dominated by his internal conflict, the fear of failure and of weakness. He hated his father, Unoka, because he was a lazy debtor. Okonkwo made it a point in his life to set himself apart from his father by being well known and wealthy as well as becoming a great warrior in the tribal conflicts of Umuofia and the surrounding villages.
claim1: Believes he is a great leader and gives into his tragic flaw: ambition. Which leads him to commit a series of crime. claim2: he is influenced by people around him claim3: A person with great power who is later taken down General statement: Although Macbeth got influenced by people and mislead by the witches, his ambition of gaining power blinded him, and didn’t let him see straight. All he wanted was power, and he would do everything he could to get it, even if it meant murder. With all this said it is clear that Macbeth is no tragic hero, rather he is a greedy man who fell into his
Ambition can drive almost anyone to do things that their consciences normally would not let them do. For this tragic hero, ambition is his folly. Macbeth’s ambition causes him to be susceptible to outsides influences, overrides his conscience and ultimately brings his destruction. Macbeth’s actions have a profound effect on his character for the rest of the play. At first, he is described as a valiant hero of the land, bravely fighting for King Duncan, but his overreaching ambition causes him to do vile acts, completely overriding his conscience.
In the end he kills Elder Briggs not because he wanted to but because society forced him to. Throughout the story that sherman Alexie uses race to assign roles to people. It proves that this theory of boxes has power over everyone however in the end do you truly control yourself, or does society control you and your
People kill, commit crimes, or harm others just to gain something.Greed in society has caused a lot of demolition to the world.Wars have been happening for stuff such as gaining land or power in which have only resulted in the killing of millions of people and destruction.People choose fame or some type of material over anything and they will do anything to achieve it. Destruction has continued in the world due to greed. Macbeth doesn't care about anyone else but himself.Macbeth had killed the king Duncan without any hesitations.Yet lady macbeth was the one that encouraged him to kill the king in the first place.Lady Macbeth is almost as greedy and power hungry as Macbeth.Being selfish will not get you far in life. You get what you put out and what you make of it.No one is perfect, we all have greed or selfish inside of us but we can’t change the way we are raised.It all depends on
According to Macbeth, being king is more important than any loved one. To summarize all this, Macbeth was selfish, he wanted all the power and he didn’t want anyone to take it from him. Becoming king was the whole reason why Macbeth was insane. He did anything in his power to become king, he killed anyone that got in his way, and didn’t show any emotions for anyone’s deaths. It was shown throughout the story.
After he poisoned the tip of his sword everything went downhill. Laertes was being greedy because he wanted his dad to be king and stay king. Many people say this book isn’t greedy but it’s revengeful. Yes it is; who wouldn’t want to get revenge on someone who murdered your father. Or revenge on someone who tried to kill you multiple times.
Resembling all things in life, these valuables were not easily gained- but can be easily lost. Though he may not know it or appreciate it, Creon has many personal assets in his life which exhibits his ability to lose something. That point leads to one of many traits of a tragic hero in a story. In an abstruse turn of events, Creon addresses the civilians to say "...the princes Eteocles and Polyneices, have killed each other in battle: and I, as the next in line, have succeeded to the full power of the throne" (Sophocles 2). After the prince 's death, Creon
Man has been known to be the cruellest animal on our planet and since we are at the top of the food chain we can do anything we want to our planet and also other people. Our kind is so cruel that we destroy our world for the need of resources and we can even be cruel to each other. Humans throughout history have always been at war with each other over land, greed, culture and revenge. Revenge and greed are both prominent in the short stories Stone Mattress and The Cask of Amontillado. Both of these short stories have great examples of greed and revenge in them and that they are similar but both are set differently.
Greed that leads the people of Serbia to assassinate Archduke so they could stop his reign and to break Serbia off from the Austro-Hungry empire. Which will result in WW1 shortly after and kill millions in the process of achieving 'everything ' and People who survived this disastrous war will be haunted by the memories of all the deaths for the rest of their lives. When the WW1 ended, the treaty of Versailles held Germany responsible for everything that had happened in the war
Therefor, Alexander followed up on that plan and conquered Persia. But for the other lands, they were conquered for the reason of trying to be the best and conquer the most lands. Alexander ended up killing about anyone who got in his way, which totals up to 250,000 killed people in his lifetime.This makes him a villain because more than half the people that were killed, were completely innocent and didn’t deserve to be