To give a brief description of his victories, he conquered areas such as Egypt and Persia. He reputably never lost a battle, and was an intimidation to others around him. His militaristic strategies and the influence of his mother helped him overcome many things. His father of course was a very important successor before his time. Philip conquered all of Greek city-states victoriously.
“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.
The Persian Empire was not something to be conquered as much as an achievement to be acquired” (Ansari). Alexander enjoyed killing people, “But according to some intriguing research, the young Macedonian's achievements may not have been as great as his name implies. The evidence suggests quite strongly that Greek material culture, at least, flourished as far away as the coast of what is now Israel at least a century before Alexander's conquests” (Dye). Those are all the reason why Alexander the Great was a villain.
Having a leader who cared about you and treated you like everyone else would've been great. Alexander chose to help and improve others, rather than himself. According to Lined with gold, “In large-heartedness, Alexander always looked to set an example to others. After defeating the Persian king Darius in the Battle of Issus, Alexander got hold of a lot of Darius’ wealth and his family including his mother, wife, and daughters. Alexander treated Darius” (para 8).
Alexander was given the nickname “Alexander the Great”, due to his success in his Greek empire. However, after taking a closer look at how Alexander maintained his empire and treated his troops, it is evident that he was vain, cruel, and disloyal, which proves that Alexander the Great was not truly great. Alexander proved many times over the course of his ruling that he was a vain and selfish leader. A map created by various sources in Document A shows the cities that he and his troops conquered from Macedonia to India. This may seem
Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
The American revolution is one of the most important events in American history. It had taken millions to make this happen, including General Washington. Washington was an outstanding general to had brought hope into the minds of his people in a time of despair. Inexperienced in running such a huge army he made the impossible, possible. He had led his army through the crucial weather, disease and several hardships.
Macbeth is first described as a war hero who led the final blow on Macdonwald by a captain: “For brave Macbeth… with his brandished steel/ unseamed [Macdonwald] from the nave to th’ chops”(I, ii, 18, 20-24). With his ambition, he is able to gain the upper hand and lead his army into a successful battle that was incredibly close to losing. Ultimately, his eagerness to lead these people not only because he is a thane, but also because of his loyalty to King Duncan reveals how he is an astounding leader who is successful. In turn, the audience is able to see Macbeth as a hero, more specifically a leader who is honest and loyal. 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.
Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire dominated the ancient world from 336 to 323 B.C. through military force and cultural exchange. The army of Macedonia had achieved an abundance of success due to Alexander's ability to provide his militaries with the best weapons, instill the training needed to perform battle formations and endure battle as well as the attitude needed to overcome adversity such as being outnumbered by the Persians. Despite conquering various lands, Alexander the Great chose not to impose his rule, but rather embrace certain customs, in order to spread Hellenism and eliminate the perception of being foreign; the process of unification impacted western civilization by mixing the people of Macedonia with other conquered
He was offered a crown three times and he did not accept it each time. This made him look like a non-ambitious leader and he wanted to show modesty as he was not king. The conspirators saw this and began to think that Caesar would gain too much power and ruin Rome. So the conspirators then made a plan to kill Caesar, but Caesar was very suspicious of Cassius and said “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much.