Tragic Essay: Hiero Or Tyrannicus

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Hiero or Tyrannicus Hiero or Tyrannicus is a dialogue that was taking about a real-life of tyrant of the Greek city of Sicily. Tyrant is the absolute ruler or the dictator who has sized power without legal right. It is a conservation between Hiero, tyrant of the city-state of Syracuse and a famous poet whose name was Simonides. This dialogue between Hiero and Tyranny was concerning about the happiness’s of the tyrants during their power. The analyzes and the present study shows that the understanding of Hiero is better and easy throw the thought of the author, and it helps to write about it deeply. This dialogue does not talk about philosophy, literature, or historical events, it just rely on the power that leadership had for ruling their…show more content…
Bad tyrants make the country go to poverty and do not improve their countries. They made their people live like their slaves and they live for the tyrant’s desire, because they use their people and their armies for their benefit only. They do not care about people’s life as a human been. They want just use people for their benefits. On the other hand, people do not trust them because tyrants do many bad jobs against people benefit, and they might never care about people’s advantage in side their countries. Some of them are trusted by his people, but most of them are not trusted because they always lying and they did not give any reason to people to trust them. According to Xenophon, Hiero or Tyrannicus, “Again, take trust also, who can share least in this and not suffer disadvantage in a great good? For what kind of companionship is sweet without mutual trust? What kind of intimacy is delightful to man and wife without trust? Or what kind of servant is pleasing if he is not trusted?” (Chapter 4, section 1). It means that most of the people do not trust their tyrants because those bad jobs that they did in the past. Without trusting, the power not be continues, and having trust in power is really something difficult to have
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