Humans are not born evil, it is the matter of the environment in which they grow up in that causes their person to change. Adolf Hitler is branded with the uprising of the Holocaust and this gives much of the world the belief that he was evil and that he killed millions of people. During this time period, parents practiced the act of ‘child-rearing.’ This is a form of punishment in which the parent, usually the father, physically abuses the child of his/her feelings, thoughts, and creativity. The purpose of this punishment was for absolute obedience to the ‘master plan.’
In The Chrysalids, megalomania does not really play a huge part in the making of the plot but it is still quite significant. The two main megalomaniacs in the novel are Joseph and Gordon Strorm. Sons of the great Elias Strorm, founder of Waknuk, they both long for complete control of Waknuk and the surrounding area. They are both power hungry and they both want each other dead. These are the mental traits for most megalomaniacs.
That orb and infinity stone are so powerful that it influences one’s behavior, such as Ronan’s. Ronan has always been a villain, but with all the power and influence from what he could do with it all, he became a monster and wanted to destroy the universe. Many people, innocent, were hurt through the decisions Ronan made while influenced by the power of the infinity stone, but unfortunately the power was too much and ended up destroying himself in the end of the scene. The power changed Ronan into an even more fearful and powerful man that most of the universes feared. He was influenced by all the power and was changed from all the influences the power offered him.
Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11).
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.
“She didn't believe Matt because he was only a ‘disgusting clone.’ A dull rage at the unfairness swept at him” (105). Matt always thought that the fact he was discriminated against because he was a clone was unfair. However, he would often call himself a filthy clone and wave his status in María’s face. Compare this to later in the story, “‘Once you’re in control, you’ll destroy the opium empire and tear down the barrier.’
The quote by Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Even though a leader with power can be uplifting and provide perspective, power does have negative effect on others because powerful leaders become overbearing and corrupt. In Antigone, King Creon is a self-absorbed, corrupt and overbearing leader. He is power
The only thing they feel is greed. Dictators recent and past have proven that dictatorship does not have checks and balances, it hinders the rights of the people, and people get killed under extreme circumstances. When dictatorship is mentioned many people think of people such as Hitler and Stalin. They both helped turn the once helpful and successful form of government into what we think of today. They allow themselves to be overtaken with
This blindness towards doom is made even more ironic by the fact that he was made king by his knowledge and insight. Oedipus was known as the person who solved the famous riddle of the Sphinx, a monster which terrorized the citizens. As the play proceed, we can see how much of a contrast between the two groups of character there is, even the messengers knows stuff that the king doesn’t. Sentences like “My son, it is clear that you don’t know what you are doing” (Sophocles 55) salutes to the ignorance of the supposedly “wise” king. Using words like “son”, Sophocles gives an sign that even the messenger It illustrates the flaws that exist in Oedipus, amplifies it by comparing him to other who are supposedly
Instead of serving his people, he suppresses them and engages in immoral behaviors fit for a king. These behaviors result in lamentation from the citizens of Uruk and in order to tame Gilgamesh’s wild spirit the gods must create Enkidu, whose purpose in the epic is to help guide
From the early ages, Space and the concept of Space Exploration has retained a notion of mystique and intrigue ever since the first astrologists gazed up at the stars. With the launch of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong became the first person to ever step on the moon. Many years of struggle as well as many lives being lost has only led to greater discoveries but the sacrifices that were made will always be mourned and remembered. And despite the risks, the notion of space travel has led us to many different discoveries and truths about the galaxy. The aims of the space program today should be centered around obtaining the brightest of mankind, to get them involved, provide safety, and continue to fulfill the treaty which “bans the use of placing