His hard work and dedication eventually paid off and he became one of the most astonishing presidents America has had. By reading this story, those of a younger audience are influenced by the actions of Richard. If others were to learn about Richard Nixon, they would understand that persistence played an important role in his life. From when he was a child to the accusation of the Watergate Scandal, Nixon always worked to his limit to become the best version of himself and to achieve the position he was in. Nevertheless, due to the Watergate Scandal, many lost trust in Nixon but he continued to portray himself as innocent.
Although Odysseus could’ve ended his life right now and then, he waited patiently; That is the true format of self-control, holding one’s eager covets in the most crucial moments. If Odysseus just gave up and fought back, his plan would’ve failed, for he can’t fight hundreds of men all alone; proving that self-control is
In “The Making of Modern Japan”, Yoshinobu who was considered unreliable was recalled to Edo to handle the case of against Choshu which it tried to start Tobaku movement (305). In this case, it showed that Yoshinobu was incapable because Bakufu saw Yoshinobu as a puppet who only granted a shogun title but did not have any power to make decision. When there was a situation that Bakufu cannot handle, Bakufu hid behind Yoshinobu and pass the buck to a powerless shogun. But on the other hand, in “The last shogun”, Yoshinobu turned to be a very wise person who predict the future of Japan and he tried his best to save Japan and his family. For example, in dealing with the problem of opening the port of Hyogo, Yoshinobu stated that Japan could no longer be run under the old system and the Tokugawa Bakufu was destined to fall like a dead tree felled by the wind (Shiba, 162, 164).
The Golden Ages William the Conqueror was a great admirer of Edward the Confessor and in particular the legislative and court administration system that this last of the House of Wessex had started to put in place to bring order to a kingdom that had been torn apart by the misrule of Canute’s two sons and Aethelred. The Normans were unused to laws as such but for William, given that he had doubled the size of his kingdom overnight, the need to be able to govern at a distance through decree was obvious. His written word must have the force of his physical presence in the future and somehow Edward the Confessor had performed this through the decree of laws. To reinforce his adoption of Edward’s legal system, the Conqueror began openly to
The samurai were important for the development of Medieval Japan because of these reasons. First, the Samurai were fierce fighting warriors. The Japanese samurais were used for fighting from 1603 to 1867. The samurai strongly believed in Confucianism but also practiced Zen Buddhism. Minamoto Yoritomo Started a military government in 1192 and the samurai ruled the army for the next 625 years.
Dating back to the 12th-century, samurais were known as fierce warriors who influenced Japanese society through their superlative traits. The alleged murderer Tajomaru recounts the scene where he “...seized him from behind. Because he was a train, sword-bearing warrior, he was quite strong, but he was taken by surprise, so there was no help for him” (Akutagawa 3-4). Samurais are skillful fighting machines that have an intense background training with powerful weapons such as bows, arrows, and swords. Samurais receive a high level of respect from the public due to their hard work, skills, and dedication to their Lord (Andrews).
Although he had a profound legacy William the Conqueror’s early life had many conflicts, William the Conqueror’s had to show how worthy of an opponent he is and his death was unexpected, but even through the cold grasp death, he still lives on. William the Conqueror faced many challenges during his rise to power. The challenges he faced started the day he was born, “He was born in Falaise in 1028- his parents were unmarried” (Lords and Ladies). This posed a problem because being a child of an unmarried couple made you illegitimate and a mistake rather than a new life brought into the world. Being illegitimate did not stop William from being duke because he became duke at the mere age of eight (The History Learning Site).
By reading the history of the previous dynasties, he realized that the fading of each dynasty was caused by the fatuity of Emperors and the ignorance of unconscious tyranny. Listening to only one side and currying favor were the causes of the fatuity and ignorance of emperors, so he wanted his ministers to supervise him to do the right things and followed the Tang Laws. He encouraged all his ministers to give advice to build the country better and point out the mistakes he made in his domination. This decision created the period of Zhenguan as a honest political period, because they could supervise the emperor, who was the core of the feudal government to do the right things, instead of blinding the eyes by his achievements. For instance, Emperor Taizong of Tang liked hunting very much, though he had declined the times of hunting after became the emperor, he would still do some huntings in several years.
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the great figures of the twentieth century. In a century marked by the excesses of Nazism and Communism, the struggles against Colonialism, and two World Wars, his theory and practice of nonviolence shined like a beacon of hope. He tried to create a religiously tolerant and inclusive civic nation in his own country, divided as it was along religious, linguistic and ethnic lines. How to live in peace, justice and prosperity in today’s pluralistic societies is a lesson that he never tired of teaching, and from which people everywhere can learn. When Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, the world hailed him as one of the greatest spiritual leaders, not just of the century, but of all time.