Shakespeare’s play, Richard II, portrays a king that was not born to be one and how thinking like a man could be a king’s ultimate flaw; because a king needs to be strong enough to handle the weight of the crown and selfless enough to be humble before his people. Shakespeare’s King Richard thought like a man instead of a king and this lead him to not only losing his title, but his credibility as a
He developed a military force capable of conquering any foe. He was essentially the supreme leader of the entire Ancient Near East, but he did not know the reasons behind his success, for it was god filling him with the pride he needed to discipline the Judah 's population. In this biblical story, Daniel explains that it could be a good thing to have pride or a bad thing to have too much pride. Nebuchadnezzar ended up dying of assassination because some of the people didn’t like the way he ruled his kingdom in his way and his thoughts, he never gave opinions and thoughts to the people of his kingdom. From the first point he was a good ruler, he had everything he needed and wanted from the pride god gave him, but in the end he was killed because of that
Hiccup’s ability to question and reason, be innovative, creative, empathize was completely overlooked because of this societal control. Hiccup was brave enough to break away from this social constrain and confronted his father about it. But when he told him that he doesn’t want to a kill dragons, his father turned him down and asked him to attend dragon training which reflects how strong the influence of societal pressure was where an individual’s need wasn’t even taken into
In Sophocles' Antigone, Creon falls into power due to a chain of events that aren’t caused by him, but by the crime Oedipus has committed. However, Creon decrees the law denying Polynices's burial to re-establish law and order in Thebes, and to establish himself as the new King of Thebes. In Creon's mind, since Polynices attacks Thebes, he is only a traitor to the state and does not deserve burial, whereas, Eteocles deserves it because of his defense of the country. This is Creon’s fatal flaw which causes the tragedy. Creon’s decision to keep his cousin from his natural birthright disobeys God’s will and goes against God’s rules.
The Shah kept none” (27). This was the perspective of many adversaries of the Shah. Because of the manipulative nature of the Shah, the citizens felt that they couldn't trust him. As a community, the Iranian citizens “wanted only one thing: his departure!” (41).
According to Alexander the not so Great, “Alexander the Great ignored the difficult process of consolidating his conquered territories. He failed to build the governing structure necessary to secure and sustain his vast empire, and it disintegrated after his death.” (John Maxwell Company 3) Alexander was not a strong leader. He was so concentrated on obtaining more land, he was oblivious to the fact that he was not properly ruling all the land he already had.
After that, bad new reaches to Edward about his father King Henry’s death. He realizes that he is the king now so he promises himself to help his people. In the palace everyone believes Tom he is the prince. He is trying to tell them he is not the prince but no one believes him. Tom doesn’t know how to deal with royal business, so they think the prince is losing his mind.
This demonstrates that rather let Banquo be king, he is going to challenge and fight him for his crown. Banquo is the only person that knows about the prophecy and he is also suspicious of Macbeth killing Duncan. Instead of letting Banquo's’ son receiving the crown easily, Macbeth is going to challenge him for the crown. In order that Macbeth can be king, he has to kill Banquo and his son, so they don’t take crown from
Jason is naïve because he openly gives away his identity and is easily tricked which shows that he is lacking wisdom. “Jason revealed his identity, to Peleas's secret horror. Jason stated that he had come to recover for his father the throne of IoIcus, which rightfully belonged to him” (266). This shows that Jason is not exactly the brightest of people because by openly revealing his identity he forced king Peleas to become worried and with that the king would try everything in his power to destroy Jason. He caused more trouble than he had intended, he is clearly naïve because he is full of himself and thinks that he'll have no trouble doing such a task.
This shows why Merlyn believes that mature, educated gentlemen should not participate in such sports. He says rude comments during the tilting and joust, showing how much he disapproves of sports. 10. Balan says that Wart would make a regular king one day, which foreshadows Wart’s future as King Arthur. He showed courage through his ordeal with Cully, which would help him face other challenges in the future as a king with confidence and
Alexander the Great is one of the most famous people in our world’s history. He achieved great challenges no other man could do. Alexander himself said, “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” His achievments prove this quote without a doubt. Alexander of Macedon was born in 356 BCE to King Philip and his wife Olympia.
I don’t think that Alexander was a great king. He did far too much bad. He has killed thousands of people. Burned their temples, and treated people very badly. He went to conquer many place and took over when they didn’t want him there at all.
Alexander The Great’s title of “The Great” was not an exaggeration. To earn the title of “The Great”, you must've done some extremely good things as your reign as a king, queen, or emperor. Alexander The Great did many great and powerful things during his lifetime. He established an extremely powerful military, and he knew how to strategically conquer land, and he was interested in turning this conquered land into powerful areas.