The argument over Arnold’s place in American history has carried into this century. All the Americans relate George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson as their heroes, but there is a debate whether Benedict Arnold was a victim or a traitor. Arnold was a general during the American Revolutinary War, and he fought for the Continental Army. His name became synonymous with the word traitor. Benedict Arnold was a Revolutionary Hero that had a huge effect on succeeding in the war. He had motivated a lot of soldiers during the war with his victorious discourses, and battles. Determination could be one of the most important reasons why the Patriots won the war, and had a chance to create their own country. These days, kids are in
Through vivid descriptions of George Washington, I learned that he was not the best military leader. There were multiple times in the war where Washington was faced with difficult decisions, and proved to be very indecisive. Also, there were times where action needed to be taken, but he couldn’t decide what to do. Even though I learned Washington wasn’t as great as the history books explain him to be, it makes me respect him more to know that he, just like any other American, flawed.
“Heroes and victims are the product of the mood they were in when opportunity came or when circumstances were at their worst” said Orson Scott Card. In every movie or television show has a hero and victim but which one is going to have the fans and watchers vote? A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. As an anti-heroic is one who doesn 't act like a typical hero but often is a little villainous. Heroes are from many different cultures for example superman and batman. Chuck Bass is an anti-heroic main character, from the novel and television show Gossip Girls, where he is noted for his financial ambition, hedonism, and personal style. Bass is a huge
Although Benedict Arnold was a traitor to America in the American Revolution, he was a somewhat valuable general. Benedict Arnold did retire from his position after the soldiers repeatedly complained about him. This happened because of his hot temper, impulsiveness, and impatience. With these not-so-great traits about him, it earned him many enemies that would accuse him of false actions.
Benedict Arnold was a general during the Revolutionary War, whom fought for the American army but eventually betrayed them and fought for the British. Included in this report will be his biographical information, the major events and people in his life which influenced him to become the person he was, and why he was important. I will be using this information to explain what made him a leader.
The life of Benedict Arnold, is a legendary American story, about military victory, dishonor, and treason. In many ways, Benedict Arnold was a hero, a member of the sons of liberty, who rose to the rank of general, and won historic battles during the Revolutionary war. If Benedict Arnold was killed in the battle of Quebec, history would have remembered him very differently. However, Benedict Arnold succumbed the great moral dilemma of greed, which ultimately tarnished his image in American minds. Because of his deceit his military triumphs were forgotten, and replaced with being remembered as a great American traitor. However, to fully understand why Benedict Arnold turned his back on America, a careful examination of his early life, revolutionary war contributions, and decision to join the English Crown is required.
If you live under a rock and have not been to a high school history class, then you probably have no idea about Benedict Arnold, you probably never even heard the name before. “Benedict Arnold was an early American hero of the Revolutionary war,” (Benedict Arnold). He later became a worldwide known traitor after switching to the British side. He fought in many wars throughout his life since the age of 16. Arnold joined the militia and traveled to upstate New York to fight the French.
So who is Benedict Arnold? A patriot? A traitor? We need to stop classifying Benedict as a traitor and start classifying him as a man who made mistakes. But at the end of the day his patriotism amounts to more than his
Benedict Arnold was a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but defected to the British Army (Wikipedia, Benedict Arnold) While a commander Benedict obtained command at West Point, new York overlooking The Hudson River and plotted in secret to surrender to British soldiers. Things did not go as planned for Benedict as his plan was exposed in September, 1780 which forced him to switch sides and was commissioned to the British Army as Brigadier General. (Wikipedia Benedict Arnold).
Benedict Arnold, born January 14, 1741, in Norwich, Connecticut, had succeeded to be an all around, skilled man. His childhood, “was full of hardships that took a lot of loneliness and work to get over.” Throughout his childhood, he dealt with great quantities of loss, as well as the fact he had to scurry for survival. Therefore, Benedict worked many jobs to help his situation, and despite the troubles, he always seemed to be determined to do more. After all of his jobs, Benedict wanted to be in the militia, as well as join the sons of liberty, “to take action over the violated rights and frustration that taxes are bringing.” Over the years in the militia, Benedict won and lost many battles, fighting as a proud citizen of the colonies. It has been heard that he has a major problem with an outburst of opinion, and “has made many enemies in command.” The New York Gazette can make the
“After so many sacrifices, he became disillusioned with the war’s progress,” Linda Creighton explains in her article, “...he grew deeply mistrustful of the cause's civilian leaders and, ultimately, Arnold himself felt betrayed” (Creighton). As a result of this “betrayal”, Arnold criticized the mindset of the his former peers in his “Proclamation to the officers and soldiers of the Continental Army”, arguing that their own act of treason against the British “has robbed [them] of [their] property, imprison [their] persons, drags [them] to the field of battle, and is daily deluging [their] country with [their] blood” (Arnold). Although his Proclamation acts as a method of trying to appeal Continental soldiers and not as a list of reasons of why he’s betraying the country, the source still provides a great example of his sentiment during this period of the war. Furthermore, Arnold’s interest in money contributed to the reasoning behind his disloyal actions. When he completely lost faith in the American war effort, Arnold reached out to British Major John André and “plotted to sell West Point to the enemy for 20,000 British pounds” (Creighton). Consequently, André was captured and executed and Arnold was later exposed as a traitor, betraying the trust of George Washington, the commander-in-chief who gave
On the date of january 14, 1741 a boy named Benedict Arnold was born into a well respected family. Benedict Arnold was not your everyday run of the mill kid. Who knew he was going to be a great significance to his country, he didn’t. Being just a kid he thought he was going to be a million different things. Until he turned 18, when he decided to join the war.
Was Julius Caesar a hero or villain? Many people may believe that he was a hero because of all the good stuff he did. What about all the bad stuff he did that was hidden from us? I personally believe that he was a villain because all he ever did was care about himself. He increased the number of senators to add to his number of supporters, he punished anyone and everyone who wanted to keep the traditions and laws of Rome, and he weakened the Senate to gain power over Rome. Does that sound like a good leader? I don’t think it does.
The play of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare can be considered as a tragedy play and a tragic hero or even tragic heroes are present and the most complex character and perfect fit for this title is Brutus, he possess all the definition of a tragic hero, like any other tragic heroes Brutus possess many great traits like his strength, abilities, and his integrity and he also has great intentions for his city and was considered the most noble man in Rome, but his tragic flaws like his poor judgment would lead to his downfall and even his death.