If a community did not have a leader who cared about each and everyone of their citizens, then they wouldn’t have a strong community. “According to Alexander at the Temple of Zeus-Ammon an elderly man, came to Alexander and said, “Rejoice, son: take this form of address as from god also.” He replied, “I accept, father; for the future I Shall be called thy son. But tell me if thou givest me the rule of the whole earth” (para 2). This proves Alexander the great is a hero during his time because it states that he acknowledging what the priest has to say and that he cares. Having a leader who cared about you and treated you like everyone else would've been great.
Julius Caesar would of made a great leader for Rome and showed loyalty and gave to his country in his will . The other two characters that were mentioned Cassius, and Brutus have shown multiple reasons not to be trusted or strong . Cassius being very weak but still reached his goal. Brutus being strong but did not reach his goal. “Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times.” Caesar was a noble leader and would of perfectly taken care of rome and the people of
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were two highly important men in the history of the world. In Greek and Roman Lives, the historian Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, better known as just Plutarch, wrote about the lives of these two great men. He wrote of how their surroundings and the people around them influenced them, and how that affected their success in their plans to reach some form of eternal glory in their desire to become greater than those who came before them. They were both extremely ambitious, quick to fight, and careless of danger on the path to glory. In the Life of Alexander, Plutarch starts with the story of an extremely smart young boy.
He encourages his men to be men of strength because of the great danger and although they must wake up early it will make them healthy. King Henry is optimistic and persuades his men to do the same. By King Henry constantly looking at the glass halfway full it will lead his men to positive and thinking and being confident enough to defeat France. The only way a small army of men can defeat a great army is with positivity and confidence, because of King Henry’s faith in God he instilled confidence in his men that gave them courage to beat
(Unknown, Julius Caesar: Historical Background) Caesar also continued to use relationships as a catalyst to gain leverage in his aligning of the First Triumvirate, a loose coalition between Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus. Though not politically legitimate, this alliance had great influence and was used by Caesar to boost his political career by his because of his association with the other, influential members, and their financial support. (Plutarch 13). Caesar’s intelligence and carefully planned actions were critical in ensuring the success of his various ambitions, and ultimately allowed him to gain the favor of the Roman people through his persona and actions, and created a dominant
Along with the battle comes the reward and Macbeth is given the new title ‘Thane of Cawdor’ from King Duncan who announces “What [Thane of Cawdor] hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won”(I, ii, 67) Through earnest motivation, Macbeth has now won a new title and trust from the king which in turn allows him to take a step closer into possibly obtaining the royal throne. Additionally, Macbeth’s new title confirms how his determination allows him power as a trustworthy and vigorous leader. Furthermore, the audience is able to connect to and applaud Macbeth because he is using his ambition to help succeed as a war leader and gain himself a much
In public, Caesar was the leader Rome had always wished for, a strong, valliant man that would let nothing in his way. Consequently, Caesar had a more vulnerable side to him where the reader would be able to see glimpses of throughout the play. Still, Caesar allowed his public self image to take priority in which would eventually lead to his death. Speaking historically, the great Julius Caesar was a people’s leader with a deep hunger for power in which he would do anything to
Epic Hero or Epic Zero Would one think of Odysseus as an epic hero? Although he had excessive pride and cheated on his wife, he has many traits that makes him an epic hero. For example, Odysseus was able to come up with a genius plan to injure Polyphemos before he could eat any more of Odysseus’ men, that demonstrates the trait of intelligence. Odysseus has been through many hardships and has always used his traits to help him get through any obstacle. Throughout Odysseus’ journey home, he demonstrates leadership, intelligence, and superhuman strength.
His high expectations for himself translate into a developing egotism: “[he] had formulated his first philosophy, a code to live by, which, as near as it can be named, was a sort of aristocratic egotism” (Fitzgerald 19). Amory continuously conveys dignity and self-admiration in his youth because he sees himself as having “charm, magnetism, poise, the power of dominating all contemporary males, [and] the gift of fascinating all women” (Fitzgerald 19), all traits which are included in his code. With these narcissistic ideas of himself, he cannot grow morally or ethically. The success with his code only further pushes Amory to believe his youth will last forever and what is important now will be important for the remainder of his life. Already consumed with egotism in his youth, he is prevented from forming legitimate relationships in the future because he is afraid of failure and disappointment, especially with