This action leads to him being considered a tragic hero. Creon’s human flaw of arrogance causes him to ignore reasoning and advice and listen only to his own thoughts. He states, "My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city". He is afraid to go back on his word because it will hurt his pride and he is afraid that it will cause him to lose power with his subjects. This action causes him to lose everyone that he loves.
The Declaration of Independence persuaded other colonist to separate from England, to stand against the King, and to fight for independence. The reasons colonist wanted to revolt against England were mostly because of the King and how selfish and unfair he was. Colonist believed all men were created equal, so therefore when the King put himself above everyone else, it displeased the colonist. In the Declaration of Independence it states “He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” Colonist used the selfish things the King did to persuade others to revolt. The King tried to force men to give up their rights to make laws.
Second, Creon abused his power by thinking that he can change or break the laws of the Gods and not allowing other people to break his laws. He did not want to burry Polyneices' body because he believe a traitor who fought against his home land doesn’t deserve the sane burial as a son who died defending his homeland , but one of the God's laws is that every
How far was Alexander III a reactionary leader? Alexander was not prepared for the role of the Tsar, and so when his father died, he was thrust into a position of power, that he wasn’t ready for. He was a soldier, and because of this, was not trained for political meetings and hours of sitting in a chair, discussing the workings of a nation. Alexander made it clear that he didn’t want to be his father, and to do this, he needed to undo some of the things he did, and make changes to the country. Many criticised him for his personality, saying it overpowered his ability to think critically as a leader should, and lacked the education in subjects like economy.
Machiavelli, sees the worst in people, he sees nothing worth liking when he views them. And because of this he believes that they should not have free will at all, in fact they should be suppressed by a strong central government. He goes on to say that the leader of this government should be as ruthless as necessary, and that he should not feel bad about anything that he has to do to keep the government in order. Machiavelli says that the ends always justify the means, and he goes on to say that if a government is weak internally then it is very possible and likely that they will be invade by outsiders who see these weaknesses and want to exploit them in order to defeat the culture. Machiavelli was correct with his prediction of this when the French invaded Italy in the 1490’s.
As a result of practicing (more or less) what he preached, he was sent to jail, for refusing to pay taxes (which in his mind is immoral). And he makes a great point in saying that, (rather pessimistically) even though there was wall between him and his country men, that he saw a even greater one in front of them, and that they will never be as free as him. Because by this logic, he knows that no matter how much he says, that the normal person will go with the majority, trying to “democratically” vote, while still
Comparative Government V for Vendetta 2/25/12 V for Vendetta The government tried to put a stop to V’s criminal yet heroic activities but they couldn’t seem to get the better of the man. The defense of the nation was entirely upon V’s back yet he proved his point any single time he wished. He was unstoppable, fueled by the ideals and thoughts of a society that wasn’t taken down by corruptness or greed; he wanted a society that was for the people, not a society for the chancellor. People for the most part tried to remain in a normal standard of living but the population grew scared as the chancellor became more powerful and turned into that of a dictator. V saw something in Evey no one else did, he saw
This was a disaster and Buckingham had to retreat his troops without even aiding the Huguenots, which made him become the most despised man in England as he was seen responsible for the military failures. One MP, Sir Edwyn Sandys, said that ‘since England was England it received not so an honourable blow’. This therefore decreased the reputation of the Crown because Charles was the one who appointed Buckingham as ‘Lord Admiral’ in the first place and caused tensions between them and Parliament. It also caused discontent as it meant that Britain was at war with Spain and France too. More importantly, though, this caused great strain on the country and Charles couldn’t find the necessary funding to finance the wars, which lead to him implementing the Forced Loan on December 1627.
As punishment Polynices will suffer as the example for the people, that no matter who you are, royal or not the full force of the kings’ power will be use against you. This is common practice for anyone that is new to a position of power especially when one is such as the story of “Antigone”. We see a clear example of Creon trying to hide the fact that Antigone was the one to disobey him by telling the guard to not say anything of the news. A King that is irrational would have not tried to calm the problem or solve it and would make Antigone a public example just like Polynices. King Creon does not even have a chance to truly make Antigone understand his point before she takes matters in to her own hands and take her own life.
However, the fact that the adult society sees through his façade reinforces Holden's alienation from his society. In effect, Holden retaliates by rejecting adulthood and continues to criticize its flaws as he indulges in them. He passes judgment quickly on those that he feels are corrupt and calls them "phony." This only further worsens Holden's situation and even further detaches him from society and help. But how did such a vicious cycle of self-destruction start?