Alexander fears that other family members will try to steal the throne from him “... And orders the execution of Amitus, his older cousin.” (Rayborn 3) Alexander stops at nothing for power, even if it means killing family. What makes Alexander’s order even weirder is that his cousin didn’t want the throne.
The army might be weaker than the leader, sure the leader knows what they are doing but the army might not know. Alexander the Great is a villain because when his army had some down time they went off on killing sprees, Abandoned his kingdom, and lied and took advantage. Alexander the great, is a villain because he had his army go on killing sprees when they had down time and went to small city-states or civilizations and killed and
However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
Cassius is responsible because he got everyone involved through manipulation. People cannot blame one man for the actual death of Caesar, but one can blame the man that set it up. A man such as Cassius is a man that leads to trouble. He takes pleasure
Regardless of how power is gained, it should always be used for the betterment of the region which is being ruled. Using power for self-gain is not right and only hurts the people that are supposed to be benefitting from your
Some people might argue that Odysseus is a hero because he won the Trojan War for the Greece and ended the ten-year long fight. But, yet he killed many of the innocent that lived in Troy without any thought about the children or women. It shows in the book that they slaughtered everyone in Troy and didn’t give any of them proper burial, which was mean that the people that died can’t move on. This shows that he is a cold-hearted killer that doesn’t care about any others
He had killed him, because he was fighting for his beliefs and ideas. It can be inferred that the sniper was devastated. This shows that ideas and beliefs are not worth fighting for, because fighting for beliefs in a rough war-like manner can harm others and it can harm yourself. The story showed how the sniper harmed his brother and how the sniper harmed himself internally. Fighting for ideas and beliefs too fanatically can lead to something like this.
If Grendel were truly destined to be a killer monster, he would not have tried to keep himself from fighting back in the first place. Finally, even after Grendel had finally given in to his urges, and he begins to frequently raid the hall to kill men, he still practices self-control. Grendel knows that he could kill Hrothgar’s entire village in one night, and it would be very easy for him to do so. But Grendel restrains himself, and he even went so far as to kill fewer people during the times when the wars had caused the population of the village to decrease. “The army of the Scyldings was weakened, decimated…
Another ambitious similarity between Macbeth and Hitler are that they were both murdered for what they wanted. They both unjustly killed the innocent people without any worthy cause at all. Millions of innocent life’s were taken do to Hitler and few equally undeserving people were killed by Macbeth. Macbeth killed King Duncan, his two chamberlains, Banquo, Lady Macduff and her children. At first Macbeth was hesitant about killing King Duncan, but after that he was never the same and would kill anyone he felt he needed to, to get to the throne and keep it.
But many of these lands were innocent, Especially because there was tons of murdering involved that the people didn’t deserve. “His faults - excessive killing, murdering friends and family, drunken - were dismissed because of his many heroic deeds... but he basically slaughtered anyone that got in his way. ”(Alexander the Great: Hero or Villain?)Innocent means in this case that they didn’t do anything and didn’t deserve to be conquered and killed.
Alexander demanded that people blend cultures against their will, punished civilizations that refused to surrender and tricked people into thinking that he cared about his army. Some say he was involved in his own father’s death because Alexander wanted the crown. He did horrific things in order to succeed earning him the common title “Alexander the Great.” People would stop calling him by this false name if they knew the real roots of Alexander’s story. All in all, some people might think that Alexander was a great leader, but his greatness is actually a
Antipater was not very happy with Alexander the Great for this decision as well as killing one of his companions Cleitus. Antipitar saw an opportunity to poison the great Alexander as he was at his weakest point. Antipitar then collected the poison from the styx river and made a plan to kill Alexander the Great. After he collected the poison, “Antipater sent with his son a draught toxic water that was collected from the legendary river Styx.” Antipater sent his son to a party that Alexander the Great had to attend.