For instance, when Alexander was raging a battle against Tyre, he spared the rulers lives, instead of killing them. He had a great reason to want to kill them, but he was respectful to their authority and spared them (C). Moreover, when Alexander was offered water in his helmet, he refused (D). He refused because of he put his army before himself, not because he is ungrateful. His whole army was very thirsty, and if he did not have any, his troops would not ask for any.
Now, some may call him a foolish, selfish, and unethical man who does not deserve the title of a leader, much less a king. People say, Odysseus lacks the ethnicity or lacking the common leadership skills. It is said that Odysseus was also very dishonest. In the end, yes no leader is perfect, but the best is Odysseus. Wouldn’t you give up anything and everything to save your family?
The third code is family law. In law 195 it says, “If a son has struck his father, his hands shall be cut off.” The son should be punished however, cutting off his hands is very extreme. There is no age listed in this law and what if it was a child? In law 129 it also shows that the laws were unjust. Another reason is “If a married lady is caught [in adultery] with another man, they shall bind them and cast them into water.” This is also a very harsh punishment.
By contradicting himself and favoring his friends, he promoted corruption in his cabinet. The people saw him favoring Babcock and they lost their trust in him. An untrustworthy man can never be remembered as a great leader (Alter; Schuman). Ulysses S. Grant was not a great president, but his military knowledge and love for others allowed him to be a leader who left a positive imprint on others. Grant shaped America’s foundation through revolutionary ideas and his actions as eighteenth president.
That is not the case because Hammurabi’s code was more negative towards everyone than positive. Hammurabi’s code interfered with others lives, prevented protection of the weak and created fear among the people. To begin with, Hammurabi’s code of law was unjust because it interfered with others lives. A mesopotamian man was allowed to disown his son whenever he pleased. Also, If the son hits his father, his hands will be cut off (Document C).
The soldiers fought and did whatever Alexander told them to do. Document A is an example of this, because the soldiers traveled everywhere and destroyed many things for pointless reasons. This makes Alexander not great and great at the same time because he was fair to his soldiers when it came to certain things as in he stood in front of the soldiers during battle and wasted his own water because there weren't enough for everyone. But also he pushed them and made them basically die because of how much Alexander wanted to
Andrew Jackson: A Monster Some may think that Andrew Jackson was a hero, but his horrific actions during his time as president, prove otherwise. While he was president, he did many things that made a negative impact to our country. Nobody should forget these things, for they are what make him a monster. Those things include, The Trail of Tears, the fact that he enjoyed violence, and that he was a murderer. To begin, Andrew Jackson was the reason that so many Indians had to leave their homes.
His empire was nothing compared to these massive long lasting empires. Alexander the Great did not deserve his tittle as great because he gained power by fear, killed innocent people, and his empire did not stay together long. Alexander the Great started conquering land at the age of 20, and in the process killed thousands of innocent people, used a fear tactic to gain his power, and built a massive empire that did not last very long. Some may see him as great, but if you look a little closer at the details Alexander did more harm then good trying to unite everybody. In conclusion, these three factors are proof that Alexander was not as excellent as historians try to prove him to
Cladus killed his brother the king so he could get the throne and also still his woman from him, cladus wanted everything his brother had to that is why he betrayed him and kill him when he was a sleep as said in line 26 “revenge his foul and most unnatural murder” (line 26 page 57). His death was not of great betrayal. He also betrayed hamlet his nephew by one killing his father and second taking the throne from him when it was rightfully his. Because of his betrayal many more thing happened because of it and many people got hurt because of
Ivan only trusted the head of the church, and no one else. He slaughter his own people and created the Oprichniki as a cruel police system within a system. Ivan was stubborn and wanted his son to remarry, and when his son didn 't, Ivan killed his son. Ivan believed he could do anything he wanted and get away with it. His decisions ruined his
They way they kept soldiers fighting is cruel, they way they killed people from other empires is not necessary, and the way they got married depending on the situation is unfair. To begin with the Genghis Khan way he set up his soldiers to fight is cruel. Having his soldiers fight is groups, if any more than one man leaves to fight his group members are put to death. (Doc 2) This meaning that the people who leave know that them leaving will cause the death of people who are willing to fight. This is really
For example, he may have even been discontented with himself and hasn 't been able to overcome that sensation, or perhaps he had an interpersonal conflict we do not know of. Sometimes for a monarch just staying in power means success, but Peter the Great was clearly a successful and absolute monarch with a plan and a vision to build a new reputation for
His qualifications as a king did not meet what the old testament had desired, a king who had to be of that nation and divinely chosen by the people and God. Herod’s throne was given to him by the Romans. Herod the Great suffered greatly from paranoia, which lead him to murder his wife and son, all because of a false accusation that they were planning to overthrow him. Not only did he murder his family, but massacred all the infants age two and under to prevent a heir to the throne. Such was an act against god, because he attempted to kill baby Jesus as soon as he found out that he was the true king of Jews.
There are three main components of greatness. Being humble, having integrity, and caring for others. There are many figures throughout history that have displayed these such as George Washington, Rosa Parks, and Gandhi. Alexander the great was not great because although he conquered a lot of land he was very greedy and conceited. Alexander could not recognize when others attempted to help him.