Essay about Napoleon Bonaparte: The Tyrant

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Napoleon Bonaparte the tyrant

The engagements and judgments that Napoleon Bonaparte made during his life provide us with information and indication that he was a tyrant. Napoleon was power hungry and he frustrated to control those who had influence in his society. By trying to dominate all of Europe, he showed people how harsh and cruel he and his laws could be. Ancient Roman laws influenced napoleon’s views about women; he permitted the authority of fathers and husbands. In addition, he had a secret police force, which could substantially be hazardous to society. Last but not least, he set certain restrictions on media, in order to control his propaganda. Napoleon Bonaparte had complete control of the county’s affairs.

Napoleon created new universities and schools and though many people saw this as a good thing, these schools were only for boys. Girls were not permitted to receive an education because he believed that they were not meant to be active citizens in society. Napoleon didn’t have faith in women’s rights, therefore he denied a women’s equal right to property. This occurred in the past as well; in the Roman Empire women were looked down to and were restricted from holding any positions in the political office. Napoleon also encouraged and avowed the right of fathers and husbands over their daughters of wives. This made him a tyrant because he controlled the power and rights women had. If he had been a good and honest leader Napoleon would have given women additional rights. Napoleon Bonaparte may have appeared as a good leader, but he wasn’t always fair and didn’t believe in women equality.

Napoleon Bonaparte also had an undisclosed police force, which could arrest and confine basically anyone who got in their way, or for any reason they thought was applicable. By undertaking this, Napoleon became worse than king! By having a secret police force, Napoleon was basically like a king. This is because a king had his nobles and other soldiers fighting for him, and they basically did anything the king told them to do. Napoleon’s police force could do the same thing and arrest and detain anyone for any reason they thought was valid. He had the authority to do anything he liked with these people. Since Napoleon had crowned himself emperor or France in 1804, he presented himself the title “First Consul”. This provided him with unnecessary and an excessive amount of power. Furthermore, with this secret police force, Napoleon was in complete control of France, and this power could have proved very harmful and corrupt to its people.

Napoleon made use of his power in order to control the media as well. He essentially exerted control over the media, the law and the education system. This form of control is