Ramesses The Great Essay

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This is an analytical biography of the greatest pharaoh in Egyptian History Ramesses the Second or otherwise known as Ramesses the Great. He emerged as a leader after his father’s death Seti the First, ruling between the time-line of 1279 BC to 1213 BC ushering the age of war and infrastructure (Dunn). First, this paragraph will answer the question of Ramesses the Second noteworthiness of his command in this era. The next section will inform the reader of the most important historical events that shaped; trends, or forces and how his plans/actions affect these things, also the defining characteristics of the period and/or society in which Ramesses lived, did he swim with or against this “current” of his society. Third, in what way did, or did not,…show more content…
Ramesses the great held annual public ceremony for the people to recognize who he was, thus giving a face to the orders. His innovation in critical thinking, or thinking outside the box in concerns to politics, gave Ramesses more support in his campaigns (Smithson). Ramesses the Great was trained to become a ruler from a very young age. Seti, his father, put the up incoming King through “rigorous educational training” (Smithson) which was never enforced prior to his rule during the ninetieth dynasty, training young sons of Pharaohs was unprecedented (Smithson). All Pharaohs had one ultimate goal in life, to cheat death and become immortal in the eyes of history. This can be seen through Pharaoh Khufu’s great pyramid of Giza, which was built to assist Khufu to the afterlife (Dr. Colette). Ramesses the second was the first Pharaoh to understand that ancient tombs and sarcophaguses’ would be raided and destroyed (Smithson). So he came to a revolutionary conclusion, building an abundance of statues and hieroglyphs of him and his name, covered walls
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