Hatshepsut Character Analysis

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In “Hatshepsut: His Majesty, Herself” by Catherine Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in ancient Egypt. One supporting detail proving her leadership was she acted as a regent,”an adult who could take control of the country.” Hatshepsut being a regent helped her gain experience for when she becomes pharaoh and her wisdom and intelligence helped her overthrow Tuthmosis III. Also, she showed leadership because she intelligently took on more power. In paragraph eleven, the text states,”Gradually, over seven years, her power and influence grew.” This quote explains that she took more of the decision-making and had more domination of ancient Egypt. She did not automatically name herself…show more content…
She was bold because she was confident to name herself pharaoh. As previously mentioned, Hatshepsut was by her father’s side since she was little so she had the experience and boldness to take the throne and rule as well as her father had. Her experiences with her father helped her become more confident of herself. Hatshepsut was not afraid to name herself pharaoh and that showed that she was fearless and bold. Also, in paragraph eleven, the text states,”Gradually over seven years, her power and influence grew. In the end, Hatshepsut was ruling Egypt in all but name.” This quote explains that she was intelligent and took more of the power from Tuthmosis III, with courage Hatshepsut could not have took that willing step. In addition, in paragraph twelve, the text states,” Hatshepsut took a bold and unprecedented step: She had herself crowned pharaoh…” Hatshepsut was bold enough to name herself pharaoh unlike women that did not have the “audacity to proclaim herself pharaoh.” All in all, Hatshepsut showed boldness with many of the steps that she took to become pharaoh with all power and how she ruled Egypt. In conclusion, Hatshepsut continues to inspire women in the world because of her confidence to the throne and her impact on her country, Egypt. For example, Angela Merkel followed Hatshepsut’s steps and became first woman Chancellor of Germany. In addition, the leaders of the U.S. Women's’ Civil Right Movement were inspired by Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut can be considered an inspiration for both boys and girls because she took such a bold step when she named herself pharaoh and that can give people today more confidence towards
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