He exemplified the ways of both a hero and a villain. However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
William Wallace is a symbol of patriotism and courage in Scotland, though most of his fights were fueled by anger and hatred towards the English. Lanark was burned to the ground because earlier that day, his love interest was murdered. His actions in battle were often thought of as brutal, but many are believed to be legend. When in Lanark its been said that he used the skin of englishman to make a scabbard for his claymore and an english noble from the battle of stirling bridge was used for sword handles. William Wallace was a greatly feared man by English troops for he was known as a brutal heartless knight who didn 't seem to believe in mercy.
Seeds of Hatred Bloomed “In my will it will one day be written that nothing is to be engraved on my tombstone but ‘Adolf Hitler.’ I shall create my own title for myself in my name itself”-Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s actions during World War II fulfilled his words. His name brings memories of totalitarian dictatorship, cruel torture, and mass murder of millions of innocent people, Germans and Jews alike. Hitler’s hatred and beliefs of racial superiority brainwashed an entire nation, resulting in a war with a history written in the blood of helpless victims. What could have twisted Hitler’s mind into the psychotic, murderous maniac that he became?
He created a new army and planned an attack. Napoleon thought he was winning, until he and his troops were defeated in the Battle of Waterloo. His reign consequently came to an end. He was banished from what he once ruled and exiled once again to live his final days on the island of Saint Helena. His cause of death is unknown, but it is suspected to be from stomach cancer.
Is Asoka a ruthless conqueror or is he a knowledgeable ruler? Asoka is one of the most acknowledged rulers of the Mauryan Empire. He ruled most of India over 2,000 years ago. Although he may be the greatest ruler of the Mauryan Empire, Asoka is still a merciless emperor because he has done many remorseful things that shall not be forgiven such as exterminating thousands of people and he has also conquered many lands to enhance his kingdom. Several individuals have been slaughtered by the hands of Asoka.
This proved to be the worst precedent that Jackson set. Andrew Jackson was a bad president because he only cared about what he liked and disliked. He disliked the Natives not moving so he moved them by force and in the process killed many. He did not like what the National Bank represented so he destroyed it thereby sending the country into a depression. He liked putting his friends in power so he did even if they were out of touch with the common man.
Julius never got to experience the full extent of those 10 years because, but a few short years later he was assassinated by multiple members of the senate, to include his good friend and confidant Brutus “et tu Brute,” (Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 1). Even in the murder of Julius, the republic still felt it was very righteous in its actions, no one man should be bigger than all of Rome. The Republic should always come first, little did they know how personal the people of Rome would take the murder of Caesar, who had become in their minds and hearts Rome with a face to go with the name. Eventually a new dictator took the place of Julius, his nephew Octavian became the first Augustus (emperor) of Rome, and after his reign there would be a period of chaos and strain until the “Five Good Emperors” came into power. Through all of this Rome continued to grow and
The despair that pangs my heart is only the beginning of my troubling sorrow. I Chancellor Constantine Wolfgang have been run out of my home, drove away by the mad king of Chillingham castle. If only the king would be reasonably, but he is indulged in his own self-glory that none shall help if it make him look weak. A warning that Ruvik was coming to take the Kings head, but no the king said “Ruvik has been dead for years I remember plunging my sword deep into his heart.” The King laughed at me yet I pleaded and pleaded and then my worst mistake threatening my king to listen to my admonitions. The king walked up to me and unsheathed his dagger he gouged my left eye and told the men to take my away to exile me far from the kingdom for my insubordination.
He tore through many cities destroying monuments that were important to the various cultures because he had absolutely no respect for other people’s beliefs. In conclusion, it is evident that Alexander is anything but “the Great” because he is selfish, he is ruthless, and he has no respect for other cultures. Alexander killed over a million people, and many into slavery. He destroyed countless buildings of cultural significance, and he did great damage to the various cultures he conquered. Some might say Alexander was great because he expanded Greece or because he was influential, but evidence shows him to be anything but
Attila the Hun was the feared and ruthless leader of the nomadic people known as the Huns from 435 CE until his death in 453 CE. Living in the Hungarian Plains, Attila and the Huns controlled the Western and Eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. During his reign, he invaded the empire on several occasions. Attila the Hun was the one responsible for bringing the Huns to their greatest strength and who posed the greatest threat to the Roman Empire. During his first few years of his reign, he had been apart of a diarchy with his brother, Bleda, until his untimely death in 444 CE.
The punishment given by Odysseus to the wooers that had overrun his kingdom during his absence was death. I believe there were many reasons he was justified for his actions. Odysseus knew he could not just return home and claim his kingdom after all these years and with all of the things that were happening. There were many wooers that were no good, arrogant and deceitful and only there to claim his wife and home without any regard for the kingdom. There were even plans made by one, Antinous, to kill Telemachus, their son due to his heir to the throne.
It is clear that the Mongols committed many ruthless and brutal acts in his life, and he is one who wiped out entire villages and innocent men, women, and children. However, one aspect of their brutality, though, is more prominent than the others: the brutality towards religion and ignorance and manipulation of the human mind. In one primary source, we see that Chinggis Khan marched into a village with 20,000 men and extracted the richest 280 men in the village. He told them that they had sinned, and told them that he was the punishment of god, sent to their village to punish them for their sins. The mongols then started taking money from the rich people, as their punishment for sinning.
The feud between the Capulets and the Montagues have been very deadly and many lives have been lost because of it. In the play Tybalt, a Capulet said ¨As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee¨. (1,1,64) He hates all Montagues as much as he hates hell. He hates them enough to kill them