Benedict Arnold: What Makes A Villain?

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Have you ever wondered what made a villain? Was it his evil doings or his power? Or maybe his hardships as a young adult or child? Well that isn’t quite it if you thought that was the reason for villains existing. The real reason is kept deep inside within a villain. It’s the superhero’s fault. You may be wondering why in the world would it be the superhero’s fault. Well obviously the superhero might have taken the place that the villain wanted to be in. The villain probably wanted to be in that fame and being called a superhero. The hero took that away from the current villain. That's what really makes a villain.

What makes a villain? This question is often answered wrong. Most people say that evil makes up a villain. Or even their superpowers.
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He is his villain and hero. The only other part missing would be that who stole his spot for the leadership in the war. Many people argue that it was Lafayette at the battle where Benedict Arnold failed to help out. Others say that it was clearly George Washington. They say that it was his fault because he was the bravest soldier/leader of all the war and that was partially true. Washington was skilled and a leader, but he was’t the bravest. He was really mad since other people took his place. Benedict turned to the opposing side for this very reason. I know it might not seem a lot for today’s problem but back then that was like stabbing someone in the back right after you saved them from dying. That’s like unacceptable, especially for us now. If you were treated that way, what would you do? I would definitely for sure go ahead and betray them just like Arnold did and go join the other side and help them. Benedict Arnold made his final decision on the battle of blah blah blah. This changed the view of the congress of the patriots a lot. They realized that he had betrayed them and according to an article on history.com about Benedict Arnold and the battle that they fought on and then the congress decided to kill him if he was ever seen, but not only this but labeled as boycotting and therefore becoming one of the worst Americans …show more content…
This advantage really gave the British so much hope for a second that they then underestimated the colonists so much that then the colonists won the British in the battle of Saratoga. That battle was the turning point of the war. This was the turning point for one reason and one reason only. Since the colonists were winning so consecutively and constantly the French decided to help them and aid them throughout the war not only because they wanted to be generous, but because they wanted revenge from the British for kicking the French out of the new world. The French entering the war would change this drastically because now the colonists had more manpower and could win the war with less hardships or more ease. This would be the British’s end or fall. Then this would make the colonists make their own country and revolutionize and turn into something better than Britain. Even though Benedict Arnold turned to the other side and tried to get revenge it didn’t work because to win you have to be on the good side and everyone knows this. The way you can succeed to bring down your foes is to join a good side and make it seem like your foe is the one on the bad side so that everyone should’ve joined your team because it seems reasonable and that’s how the world works. Only if the British had better reasons and were actually innocent than maybe Arnold may have won his revenge and

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