Alexander treated Darius” (para 8). This proves Alexander the great is a hero because he was a religious, helpful, and generous leader. Everybody makes mistakes and Alexander is just a person who made only a couple bad decisions. Having Alexander as a leader would be great especially during wars, because when he made commands you would be able to trust him and agree with what he was deciding to
He was involved with some of America’s greatest downfalls and triumphs. This made him one of the most courageous men in America’s eyes, “...it seems to me that President Harry Truman made the right decision to drop the atomic bombs”(Wieman). There were many who fought in the war that were highly in favor of him and all that he stood for because he was able to defeat the enemy. However there were still people who felt as though he did not handle those situations well enough. Although there was an outpouring of adoration for the president there was also a backlash from those who were not as understanding towards the choices that were made.
To give a brief description of his victories, he conquered areas such as Egypt and Persia. He reputably never lost a battle, and was an intimidation to others around him. His militaristic strategies and the influence of his mother helped him overcome many things. His father of course was a very important successor before his time. Philip conquered all of Greek city-states victoriously.
Though Caesar was egotistical, he was the greatest military commander in European history because his military IQ was astounding, he cared for and fought beside his men, and he also expanded the Roman Empire to its greatest lengths. Like many great and powerful leaders Julius Caesar was quite arrogant. This generally frowned upon quality
Because of his extraordinary traits, the great King Henry V successfully led his small army of men to such victory from the great French in the Battle of Agincourt. King Henry’s self-discipline, reflective to his commitment to kingship, had continuously led him to great virtues that ultimately influenced his knights to become true men of chivalry. Aristotle from Book II Moral Virtue “We describe as opposed to the mean those things in which we are more prone to over-indulgence; thus profligacy, which is excess, is more opposite to the mean than its corresponding deficiency is.” It is in fact natural for humans to be obsessed with ideas or things but in the end it will only weigh a person down. Luckily, people can be trained to end bad habits.
He wanted to believe that the colonist would eventually give in but that was never the case. King George III was a smart man but let his power hungry personality get in the way of his rational decision making. Killing England gives the readers insight on what was actually going on during the time of the American Revolution. Many people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and many others paved this road for us today to live in this great nation. Their hard work and sacrifice is something honorable to look at.
His brave conquests in Quebec earned him the title “Hannibal of America”. However, role in the Battle of Saratoga was his finest moment. His victory was a harsh blow to the British, and changed the tide of the entire war. In this way, Arnold not only gained the respect of his country, but also accomplished great victories for the American
Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, were indeed three of the most powerful leaders in the history who had left lots of impacts behind, either good or bad. These men were not only each triumphant in their time periods and in their countries, but also the people who have shaped the world today. Out of these three leaders, Napoleon had the greatest impact; more specifically, he has fundamentally influenced the modern Europe the most by establishing nationalism, realizing the importance of intellectual development, and by exercising his Code Napoleon. All of these actions were important because they took a step toward the modern democracy. On the other hand, the other two totalitarian leaders failed to fundamentally change Europe;
Epic Hero or Epic Zero Would one think of Odysseus as an epic hero? Although he had excessive pride and cheated on his wife, he has many traits that makes him an epic hero. For example, Odysseus was able to come up with a genius plan to injure Polyphemos before he could eat any more of Odysseus’ men, that demonstrates the trait of intelligence. Odysseus has been through many hardships and has always used his traits to help him get through any obstacle. Throughout Odysseus’ journey home, he demonstrates leadership, intelligence, and superhuman strength.
What defines a true ultimate hero? Beowulf, who was an epic hero was King Hrothgar’s “saving grace” when the Danes needed it the most, or Sir Gawain, who was remarkably loyal to his king as he stepped in to defend King Arthur and his fellow knights from being ridiculed from the Green Knight and was brave enough to accept the Green Knight’s “blow for a blow in one year's time” agreement? Both of these men were the most honorable heroes of their time but are very different types of heroes. One was a man who exemplified all values of an epic hero and the other was a noble knight who values the idea of chivalry and courtesy, above all else. The epic poem of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight is remembered by audiences around the world for the way Sir Gawain carried himself with exceptional courage and how courteous of an individual he was.