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Catherine M. Andronik's Hatshepsut: His Majesty Herself

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In “Hatshepsut: His Majesty Herself”, by Catherine M. Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. A supporting detail of her effective rule is in paragraph 8, when the text states, “what Egypt needed was a regent, an adult who could take control of the country.” This shows that Hatshepsut had practice as a regent before becoming a pharaoh. Another supporting detail that shows that Hatshepsut had practice before her reign.”she was fit for the job, Hatshepsut, perhaps just fifteen years old, had been training for since her earliest days by her father’s side.” says paragraph 9. This shows that Hatshepsut would be an excellent regent, since she had been trained by an accomplished pharaoh, Tuthmosis I. …show more content…

In the end, Hatshepsut was ruling Egypt in all but name.” says in paragraph 9. This shows even in her role as a regent she was a successful leader. When Hatshepsut was crowned pharaoh, she choose a name that represented Maat, which was crucial to Egyptians. In paragraph 12, it states,“Hatshepsut chose Maatkare (mah-KAH-ray). Maat, that crucial cosmic order, was important to Hatshepsut.” This shows that by doing something that was favorable in the people shows that Hatshepsut was a good ruler. My last supporting detail that shows that Hatshepsut was an effective ruler because she had the traits of one. “women had not ruled long or well, and neither had had the audacity to proclaim herself pharaoh. Hatshepsut would be different.”says in paragraph 13. This shows that she was a bold woman and that is important in leading a country. In conclusion, Hatshepsut was an effective ruler who ruled her country

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