Characteristics Of Qin Shi Huangdi

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The great and magnificent country of China was brought together by one proud and powerful emperor. Throughout his whole life he has achieved several numerous, cruel, and incredible acts.To Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China, built the Great Wall, burned books, created feudalism, and made an underground palace as his last resting spot. Before Qin Shi Huangdi become a strong emperor, his roots came directly from the royal throne of the Qin clan. He was born in China in 259 B.C. as Ying Zheng ("Qin Shi Huang, Emperor of China")(“Shi Huangdi”). His parents, Zhuang Xiang and Dowan Zhao, the king and queen, did not actually have him. His mother had become pregnant with a wealthy merchant, Lu Buwei, and made Zhuang Xiang think that he was…show more content…
One character trait of Qin Shi Huangdi was that he was always restless. In Genesis 4:12 it says, “When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth” (BibleGateway.com)(Genesis 4:12). Qin Shi Huangdi was always restless in his nightmares at night and never slept in the same spot because of his dreams. He was always nervous and on edge in his fear of losing control (“Qin Shi Huangdi, Emperor of China”). A second character trait of Qin Shi Huangdi was that he was a ruthless man. The Bible talks about what happens to the ruthless in Job 15:20, “All his days the wicked man suffers torment, the ruthless man through all the years stored up for him” (Job 15:20). Qin Shi Huangdi ruled as a ruthless ruler when he executed his mother’s lovers with no trial, burned books, buried scholars alive, and forced slaves to work on projects like the Great Wall (“Qin Shi Huangdi, Emperor of China”). A third character trait of Qin Shi Huangdi was that he was constantly power hungry. The talks about what happens when you let go of greed and power in Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’ “ (Hebrews 13:5). Qin Shi Huangdi was obsessed of uniting China which grew to taking over the world. He even wanted to live forever to achieve his dreams. If he had let go of his hunger for power, he could have turned to God instead of spirits and lived a happier life (“Qin Shi Huangdi, Emperor of China”). A fourth and final character trait of Qin Shi Huangdi was that he was also a cruel leader. The Bible mentions the price of cruelty in Proverbs 11:17, “A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself” (Proverbs 11:17). Qin Shi Huangdi captured and made slaves work and die for the great wall. He even held the government

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