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.
It was a time of greed, corruption, and broken capitalism was common in America. Theodore Roosevelt didn't do it for himself. He did it for America. Why were robber baron's so bad to America's economy? Robber barons controlled an entire market, they stop competition from selling which didn't allow progression, took away businesses affecting
The two characters I chose to write about are Lil Ze and Benny because they were like brothers in the movie, they did everything together. They robbed motels, trucks, eliminated competition for their drug business, but was also very different from each other; For example, Benny was super chill and wanted nothing but simply to help out people in need, however, Lil Ze wanted to conquer the land and everybody in it. So, he went around every drug dealers area and killed them individually to let the people know that there is a new boss in town. Lil Ze was raised in a poor community where his family didn’t have much. The environment around him wasn’t that good and that has influenced him heavy on violence because he didn’t have money to buy the things he wanted, so he used acts of violence to solve his problems.
He forced his brothers from the grocery shop they had opened and, despite not even participating in its creation, became the fraudulent store 's only beneficiary. He manipulated his position in the Central Pacific Railroad Company to snatch the position as the California Governor and then used his position as the California Governor to snatch the position of company president from one of his closest friends. He left his original occupation as a lawyer because he wasn 't making what he found to be a satisfactory amount of money and instead decided that his fortune would be more easily made through manipulation, theft, and graft. He manipulated public opinion and forced any scandal that could 've damaged his political or social standing onto those around him, choosing to ruin the lives of his friends and family instead of facing up to his malicious plans and actions. He exploited any person or event in his life to better suit him, even maneuvering his son 's death into a ploy for improving public opinion of himself by opening a prestigious-now well-know- university commemorating his son 's death and drawing the public to love and sympathize with him again.
He would not listen because he was overcome with greed and the thought of wealth. Like most people in the business world, he began to build a big factory that would cause a lot of problems for nature and living things around them. He made smog in the air and polluted the pond made the Borwn Bar-ba-loots leave
Later on Rutherford Hayes tried to bring down the Tweed Ring because he was so powerful and earned his way by corruption. Rutherford spent most of his time trying to take down Tweed so much that he didn’t thrive and work towards being successful at something. When he spent most of his time doing this, the Republicans considered this as a major cover-up. The Democratic came back with a response and argued that the length of time was necessary for state power to isolate and weaken local government
Shayś Rebellious Ways Shay and his followers were a group of farmers out to no good. After the American revolution, the US was without money, so they raised taxes. Farmers who couldn 't pay were thrown in jail so a rebellion started. Shay and about 1,500 farmers stole weapons and fought. Some people say that the people in Shay 's Rebellion were freedom fighters, nevertheless Shay and his followers were rebels because they protested violently, caused chaos in the country, and were criminals.
“The villain is the person who knows the most but cares the least,” This quote comes from Chuck Klosterman. A villain means that you don’t care about other people and they are just selfish and mean. Alexander the Great is a villain because he killed a lot of people and destroyed many towns and cities. Alexander the Great is a villain because killed a lot of people. People who kill other people for really no reason are villains.
This also shows how the lower class were disrespected during this time. Mr. Birling is a metaphor for capitalists in general. The way he treats Eva Smith is ruthless. He fires Eva just because she wanted a small raise in salary. Mr. Birling is a character who looks down at everyone because he thinks he is above them all, showing true qualities of a capitalist.
In the early 1900’s the banks dictated the lifestyles of the people. This made the banks evil in the eyes of the people, because of the aspects of their control. This is evident in The Grapes of Wrath, the ones who work on the farms of being used by the bank. In the novel it can be seen that everyone is suffering because of the greed of the bank, it states, “The monster isn’t men, but it can make men do what it wants” (Steinbeck 34). The so-called “monster” is referring to the banks, While the only people that are being used are the people that work on the land.
All this leads to is “major losses to public assets and to the interests of the states and people,” (Buckley). In a Chinese Former Official Faces Corruption Trial by Chris Buckley presents a leader named Zhou Yougkang who is very corrupt. He took advantage of others to gain power which hurts the government. Hurting the government affects the people in their everyday lives. That is why the people of that Society had put them on trial for ruining their government.
It is ridiculous that both sweatshop owners and corporations are filled with so much greed that they cannot hold their factories to a certain standard. Cases like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and the factory that collapsed in Bangladesh, killing over one thousand people, ever happen. Those who keep their escaping employees cooped up when the building they are working in is about to implode should be tried for mass killings. How can somebody be so selfish, and let profit get in the way of thousands of lives ending? This is a violation of Human Rights.
The Reeve has managed his lord’s account since his lord was twenty years old. He cheats him to full fill his own coffers. He also knows all of the secrets of the bailiffs and laborers and blackmails them. He is able to get away with this because everyone is scared of the Reeve and would not dare expose him. They all just let him be.
“The most dangerous people. The people who violently destroy and end the most lives, are still on the outside- they are the people running banks, governments, and courtrooms and they are the people wearing military and police uniforms”. This above quote from the article really shocked me because people who have the most authority are capable of harming others. People who don’t have any sort of authority, they are being punished. The immigrants are being punished and given the worst punishments.