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.
In paragraph 11, the text states, “She appointed officials and advisors; dealt with the priests; appeared in public ceremonies first behind, then beside, and eventually in front of her nephew.” This quote explains she was a good leader because she took all the responsibilities a pharaoh would take. Also in paragraph 12, the text states, “Egypt required a strong pharaoh to ensure maat. Hatshepsut could be that pharaoh—even if she did happen to be a woman.” This quote explains that Hatshepsut was a strong pharaoh because she was willing to take the responsibility a leader or pharaoh would do.
Cleopatra’s family was not any different, she did what she had to do to restore the country she loved. Although she was not fit to be the ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra did restore Egypt to former glory because of her determination, strong alliances, and hunger to keep her family’s dynasty alive. Because of her passion and undeniable love for her country and people, Cleopatra was the best leader of the Ptolemaic
Cleopatra and Joan of Arc are two of the most powerful and influential women to ever have lived. Although each one led for their own purposes, and in their own style, the consequences of their actions still have ripples in today’s world. Whether it be because of Cleopatra’s beauty or ruthlessness, or Joan of Arc’s faith and purity both women are considered iconic figures in the global community. Throughout time both Joan of Arc and Cleopatra have been documented as extremely influential characters in history. Cleopatra and Joan of Arc were iconic in different ways, for different reasons but it is undeniable that without them, the world wouldn’t be as it is today.
She later became lovers with Mark Antony, the ruler of Rome. The queen gave birth to twins, Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, but Antony was forced to return to Rome to deal with the aftermath of his wife and brother-in-law’s failed rebellion against Octavian. As part of the arrangement with Octavian, he was to marry his sister Octavia. After realizing that he could not work with Octavian, he fled to marry Cleopatra. Later giving birth to a third child.
Hatshepsut was considered to be the first importance woman who ruled long-term over Egypt as a king in ancient Egypt .She belonged to the 18th dynasty of pharaohs. Evenmore remahkably, Hatshepsut achieved her power without bloodshed or social trauma. The name of her meant “the foremost of women”.(Ellen 8 ).Likes her name, she would not only become” the foremost of women” but the foremost of all people in the kingdom for 22 years.
She created a lasting legacy that people around the world continue to remember. Overcoming the problems with her family allowed her to become the strong, fearless lady that she was. Because of her skill and determination, she was able to reestablish the Protestant religion and defeat the Spanish Armada. Queen Elizabeth I was as tough as any man, and she proved to be when she ruled without the help of a husband. Elizabeth’s accomplishments before and during her reign are what make her a remarkable queen who will remembered for years to
Why do we remember Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, more commonly known as just Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt made famous for her seduction and love affair with Marc Antony? It seems to be pointless to remember one specific person who lived only for pleasure, as many other people acted in the same manner only to be forgotten. The answer lies not in the tragic tale we tell of her today, but in the political power she held as a woman in a male dominated world. Cleopatra was one of the few Egyptian Pharaohs who was female, including Neithhotep, Merneith, Sobeknefru, Nefertiti, and, of course, Hatshepsut (Mark). Cleopatra is influential in society today because her political power and intriguing story interest people still.
Her greatest achievement, out of her numerous collection, is the legacy she leaves behind and various examples set for her children and husband. Even though she lived a hard life of servitude, she still remained loving and never adverted away from her family. O-Lan remained selfless and loyal to her family although it is never truly appreciated until after she is gone. O-Lan’s greatest desire was to be noticed and wanted by others, especially those she slaved away most of her life to so altruistically. Sadly, her wish doesn’t really come true until after her untimely death.
Sogolon Kedjou is a powerful character in the epic first and foremost because she conceives and births Sundiata, the founder of the Mali Empire. Her most important role is that of a mother, which can be problematic when discussing the importance and influence of women in the epic because it emphasizes fertility and the female body over the female mind and internal powers beyond conception. With regards to the importance of conception and fertility in women, there is a consistent theme of male ownership over females throughout the epic. It should be noted however that Sogolon represents a strong female character that is arguably responsible for the creation of a great empire. For without Sogolon and her great powers, Sundiata would not exist
Most pharaoh-queens were named Cleopatra; however, when referenced, Cleopatra VII nearly always comes to mind. Modern day depictions of Cleopatra put a strong emphasis on her supposed beauty. Even Ancient Roman historians had much to say in this respect – “For she was a woman of surpassing beauty, and at that time, when she was in the prime of her youth, she was most striking; she also possessed a most charming voice and a knowledge of how to make herself agreeable with everyone.” However, while current standards of Cleopatra grasp onto these words and those alike, most end up missing the influential impact that Cleopatra played on the world’s stage.
In Greek epics, tragedies, and mythology women are portrayed in various ways. Women are mainly considered to be weak and less important than men, but there are some women who are shown to be strong and heroic, despite the reputation that was placed onto them in Ancient Greek civilizations. There were two particular women that were strong and took the roles of their husbands while the men left to fight in the Trojan War. These two women were Penelope, wife of Odysseus, and Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon. These two women were different in how they chose to rule while their husbands were at war and how they acted once they got back.
If I had the opportunity to share a meal with any figure from American history, I would choose Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the only female recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and one of the first feminists and dress reformists. One of the reasons I admire Dr. Walker is her ability to fight through prejudice. Dr. Walker lived and worked during the Civil War. She was denied a place as a doctor for the army because of her gender. After three years of volunteer work, she was given a position as a civilian contract surgeon for the Union.
atshepsut is a name that many of us have never heard of, nor learned to pronounce. She was a great leader of ancient Egypt in the 18th dynasty. She was one of the few ancient women to acquire such power and deserves credit for all of achievements. Kara Cooney wrote, “The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt:” to provide an insight into the life of an extraordinary female leader who is often greatly overlooked. Cooney very much admires Hatshepsut’s elegant and strategic rise to power along with her successful incumbency.