Hero or villain?
Nina van Wijk
Melany Heijblok T2g
Napoleon Bonaparte - hero or villain? Napoleon did a lot of good things. He changed the French laws, he spread the revolutionary ideas throughout Europe and he was an ambitious soldier. However, he made thousands of victims and appointed himself as First Consul, which is basically a coup.
First let's take a look at what a hero is. The dictionary says: a hero is someone who has done something brave, new, or good, and who is therefore greatly admired by a lot of people. If you describe someone as your hero, you mean that you admire them greatly, usually because of a particular quality or skill that they have.
So we could call Napoleon a hero from now on …show more content…
He became the officer at a very young age, which is very unusual. This tells us that Napoleon was doing great at the military school. He prevented a civil war, won the battle of Tarvis (which helped him preventing another big war), won the battle of the Nile etc.
Napoleon is seen by lots of people as a hero. In our time as well as in his own. The Italians were seeing him as a hero, avoiding a war against Austria. The French inhabitants saw him as a hero because the majority agreed on the constitution that Napoleon got all the power. And in our time, we’ve got people seeing him as a hero too. He did great things, introduced the surnames. And can you imagine the world without surnames nowadays? I can’t. But that is only one of the many things he did.
Napoleon lost some battles, but you can’t call it fair. You can never call a war fair. However, Spain, Great Brittain and Russia were all at war with France, but working together to eject Napoleon. Napoleon is one of the four most excellent commanders in human history. He was a big part of the French Revolution, building a huge empire where education and equality were the most paramount. He also freed enslaved people in Poland and