Bartolome de las Casas is used by Zinn for many of the sources of the cruelty against the natives, but even Zinn admits that "his figures are exaggerations"(). However, Zinn still puts Bartolome under much less criticism than Columbus even though the priest did his share in being cruel to natives; this was most likely because he wanted to make the point that Columbus should not be so heroized. Overall, the monarchy of Europe is truly to blame for sending the greediest men with orders only to extract wealth from the New World. Whether or not America should celebrate Columbus Day is a highly debatable topic, but it should not really be celebrated or called after a relatively cruel man. Columbus just happened to be in charge of the right ship with a gamble that turned out to make him extremely successful, but he did not have anything, besides good seamanship to make him any more exciting than the average
I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward!” (1.1.70-72), is a quote said by Tybalt before everyone started fighting. Tybalt was called the “Prince of cats” by Mercutio because Tybalt was very hot-tempered and quarrelsome. The first reason is that Tybalt is to blame is that he killed Mercutio and was killed by Romeo. The second reason is that Romeo was banished because he killed Tybalt.
The first thing which I believe makes a hero and at the same time destroys potential heroes is the simple fact that heroes consistently choose to be good, and through their goodness they inspire others to become better. But here's the problem which limits most people, choice. We have the ability to choose if we want to be good or evil, but in reality, the majority of us choose neither, we choose to be mediocre, not evil, but not good. As well, because being moral requires effort it’s much easier
What values of a person makes that person a real good leader? A person who can encourage and tries to stay in a good mood with everyone? Or a leader who pursuit only what is right? As Machiavelli writes “ A leader should be feared rather than loved "if you cannot be both" in order to avoid a revolt”, explaining the qualities of a successful leader; implies a real leader is not always admired to the citizens, which in this case is repatriating aliens. Opinions based on this argument is likely to be divided into two.
He did all this because he didn’t want his crew to back out so he could get home. People argue that if Odysseus was loyal to his wife then he must’ve been a loyal leader because he protected his men. Being loyal to his wife doesn’t prove his loyalty towards his crew. He was a selfish, an unreliable, and an impulsive leader. Odysseus wasn’t a reliable leader for his crew because he wasn’t honest.
He seems like he wants to impose his views on others because he thinks he is right, and when people do not completely agree, he cuts them out of his life. His stubbornness and withdrawal caused his family a lot of pain and worry. Even though he is kind to many people, I think he is inherently selfish to the point of being
Arthur Dimmesdale from The Scarlet Letter however, set a more destructive path for himself. Although his pride did affect Hester Prynne and his daughter Pearl, It still was more about him torturing himself instead of admitting and confessing to what he did wrong and relieving himself of that guilt and pain. Instead he chose to live with the knowledge that he did all of this because he was so proud of his status in his community as the minister and didn't want to lose that respect everybody had him. The reason he didn’t tell the truth about the adultery was because of this very pride and he admits it. But, not to suggest more obvious reasons, it may be that they are kept silent by the very constitution of their nature...guilty as they may be, retaining, nevertheless, a zeal for God’s glory and man’s welfare, they shrink from displaying themselves black and filthy in the view of men...So, to their own unutterable torment, they go about among their fellow-creatures, looking pure as new-fallen snow; while their hearts are all speckled and spotted with iniquity of which they cannot rid themselves.
Although most leaders are not chosen for their level of intelligence, some unlike Tom truly do want to help, but the selfishness of others over shadows any good intentions. Tom never meant to hurt anyone when he was conducting his plans to free Jim, but he ended up hurting everyone around him, including himself. He felt so sorry about all of the things that he put Jim through, that he gave Jim forty dollars. The mess that Tom left behind was so big that he himself had to clean it up. With leadership comes the responsibility to govern others, but it is people's jobs to chose them
This could have all been prevented, if Odysseus would have just kept his mouth shut. Pride can often come with a cost, as it did for Odysseus. In addition, Odysseus didn’t tell his crew what was in the bag that he received from Aeolios, the god of the winds. “He brought along so many presents, plunder out of Troy, that’s it… I say we ought to crack that bag, there is gold and silver, plenty, in that bag!” (10. 45-50).
Medea’s choice of killing her children in her own home is a very heartless, harmful decision that would impose unlimited pain on both her and Jason. In order to achieve maximum possible vengeance, she must flee before her enemies can punish her for her outrage (Segal 17). Her decision to murder her children rids her of the typical motherly image society stamps on women. She portrays more masculine qualities through her behavior and actions, which are very alien traits