Review Of Cleopatra VII: Daughter Of The Nile By Kristiana Gregory

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Isn’t it amazing to see a young girl grow with power and become a leader? In the historical novel Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile by Kristiana Gregory she describes the spectacular and famous Cleopatra through her own, personal diary. She narrates her thoughts, events, and troubles accuring to her and her family. She also records her thoughts along the journey as she becomes independent and made more powerful decisions that could help her and her country. The story highlights all of the events happening in Cleopatra's life giving readers the feeling of life in Ancient Egypt. The difference between different genres is that fiction means an imaginary non real story while nonfiction is a true story. On the other hand, historical
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Cleopatra would not listen to those words since they were from her enemies, the Romans. Although, Cleopatra’s people admired her and were very kind to her and thought she had a strong ability to lead. While the book shows the growth of Cleopatra’s character from when she was young and immature, to a very mature queen ruling all of Egypt with amazing confidence and a great facilitator. It is amazing to see how Cleopatra blossomed from a sheltered spoiled girl to become a true leader. She had the leadership and power that Egypt required. The growth in her personality and her fast maturity gave her the tools to become a successful pharaoh. Gregory wanted her readers to understand how Cleopatra’s entire life changed in terms of her personality and getting herself out there in Egypt and exploring it. She had never visited anywhere in Egypt other than Alexandria. She decided to travel in Egypt to get to know the country better. Gregory wanted readers to understand how important Cleopatra was in all of history and how she impacted people’s lives significantly. Cleopatra wanted to be the best ruler she could to make a good embellishment on her family for all the harmful things they had done in the past. Cleopatra was the best pharaoh in her family she demonstrated extreme confidence, intelligence and spoke 7 languages which allowed her to succeed. All this was demonstrated in both the book and articles #1 and

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