Christopher Columbus Hero or Villain ? Christopher Columbus is a Villain. On some accounts he can be a Hero. But on many other accounts he's a vicious Villain. Yes he discovered America ; Yes we have a holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. But here are some reasons to why he's a evil man. Christopher Columbus mutilated and enslaved native people that he encountered on the Island soon to be called America.He encountered many different Natives when he Started to explore the new land he discovered. There were 60,000 people living on this island. Some of the Natives didn't even have weapons or even heard of that word before.So it was very easy for Christopher Columbus to take advantage …show more content…
Instead of finding the Indies he finds the “New World” and creates a settlement of his own and starts to do terrible things. This can be taken as Christopher Columbus being greedy and self righteous than being an explorer for Spain. Christopher Columbus should be considered as a pirate instead of an explorer. Christopher is more of a pirate than explorer is that he became the ruler of the new land he found and was very unfair to the natives and his people. Furthermore, Christopher Columbus was a very greedy man that only wanted to be rich and famous. He later got arrested for his greed and immorality and taken back to Spain. Christopher Columbus day is insulting to many American Indians and many native-born Americans. Many Americans oppose Christopher Columbus day. Columbus’ expeditions set in motion the worldwide transfer of people, plants, animals, diseases, and cultures that greatly affected nearly every society on the planet. The Exchange also brought new diseases to both hemispheres, though the effects were greatest in the Americas. Smallpox from the Old World wiped out millions of the Native American population to mere fractions of their original
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Columbus also wasn’t even looking for the Americas, he was looking for the fastest route to Asia. Cristopher Columbus isn’t and shouldn’t be considered a hero because of such actions when he came to America such as, enslaving a group of natives known as the Taino. The Taino was a friendly group of natives, who willingly traded jewelry, animals, and supplies with sailors. The Taino were also good looking. Columbus even said, “they were very well built, with very handsome bodies and very good faces.”
To start off with I will be telling you how Christopher Columbus is a bad villain. One reason on how C.C. was a villain is that he never treated the native americans equal to each other and he had them as slaves that would work for him, but if they didn’t work or didn’t cooperate with him they would kill them. Also another reason why C.C. was
Even though many people believe that christopher columbus was a hero I have found in my opinion that I believe he was a villain. I believe this because in the 4th document in the article about Christopher Columbus it was said that many people and indians were killed after his arrival and before his arrival there were many more people there than after his arrival. The people were killed from war, slavery and working in mines for Columbus. One other reason that I believe he was a villain is because if I was those people who were ruled by Columbus I would have stood up for not just me but everyone who was being mistreated by Columbus.
Christopher Columbus Many knew Christopher Columbus as a bad man. He did bad things to many people. Columbus was an explorer. Many people know the phrase, “ Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.” He sailed all around and found things that man, at that time, did not know anything about.
Columbus was an explorer looking for a safer route to Asia for spices. He lived from 1351-1506, he was born in Italy, he sailed for Spain, and he “found” america and the Caribbeans. He explored to find spices and to find a safe route to the spices, he explored
America’s citizens are often very patriotic and love to celebrate those that have helped make their great nation, Columbus, supposedly, being one of these people. However, it is quite astonishing that Columbus Day is even celebrated as a patriotic holiday, considering all of the terrible things he did to the indigenous people of the New World. Citizens all over America express many different beliefs about the world, but the vast majority have a universal belief that murder and cruelty are wrong, so why celebrate a man who practically specialized in unnecessary, unprovoked cruelty. Many know the arrival of Europeans on American soil was terrible for the Native Americans, but few know the role Columbus himself played in the cruelty indigenous people
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
For many years, people have debated over whether Christopher Columbus is a hero or a villain. Based on background research I have done, Columbus, to me, has proven to be a villain. Columbus forced the Indigenous people of America (Native Americans) to change their religion. He put them into slavery and abused them. They were also infected by the diseases that the Spaniards were immune to.
Putting aside all the horrible things Columbus did, he did help colonize North America. He opened up a new world where people could go to freely express themselves, it was the land of the free. People could freely practice their religion and many could start a new life. Another reason why people don't want Columbus day to change is because of his Italian background. Many italian americans are proud of Christopher Columbus because of his italian background.
I believe Christopher Columbus is a villain. I think he is a villain, because he forced the Native Americans out of their homelands while bringing other pilgrims and diseases back with him. Columbus discovered the Americas by accident, but he wasn't the first one to discovered it. Although, he took all of the credit which, was very greedy of him. King Ferdinand and Queen Elizabeth funded Christopher Columbus’ voyages only because Columbus promised them land, riches, and spices.
And that is why I am grateful to have learned many details that shine the light on the way that Christopher Columbus actually was like, a villain. I have my reasons for considering Columbus a villain. For example Because of him there is much less diversity in animals. And if that wasn’t bad enough he is also the reason why there are very few native americans left.
Holidays around the world are celebrated to remember and commemorate certain times in history, and to keep those dates important. For quite some time, Columbus Day has been a questionable holiday. Some people say it should be a holiday because we are acknowledging the fact that he discovered the Americas. In contrast, others disagree because of the ways he treated the original inhabitants of the places he discovered. This paper will argue that Columbus Day should not be a holiday because he exploited, murdered, and enslaved many natives throughout his journeys.
Despite the fact that it is over 500 years after Christopher Columbus came to the Americas in 1492, there is still a major debate about whether he should be celebrated or condemned, according to Bryan Brown from Upfront Magazine. Columbus was the explorer who brought the Europeans to the Americas, which overall impacted world history in severe measures. Columbus was the explorer who started interaction between the Americas and Europe, also known as the Columbian Exchange. When Columbus arrived, he traded with the Native Americans, but also did many things to benefit the Europeans that harmed and killed the Natives. Furthermore, unlike what many people think, Columbus wasn’t even the first European to discover the Americas; the Vikings came hundreds of years earlier.
Some say Christopher Columbus was a hero because he was the explorer that discovered America. In reality, Christopher Columbus had an incredibly negative impact on the world because he enslaved the Native Americans, didn’t help the kind Natives when they got infected by diseases that the Spaniards had brought to America, and killed off most of the Native American population. The tactics he chose to use were violent and destructive by the standards back then and now. First, Columbus treated the Native Americans like uncivilized people by enslaving them and forcing them to work for him although they greeted him and his crew peacefully. ” They could make fine servants,”(document 2) he wrote in his journal,”I took them by force.
When I was younger I was under the impression that Christopher Columbus was a great man and that he discovered America. We celebrate Columbus day because we honor him for “discovering America”. From this new information that I have learned today, Christopher Columbus is not the man iv have been taught about.