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Andrew Carnegie The Richest Man in the World Andrew Carnegie villain or hero In order to aptly answer that question one must first clarify what definition of hero and villain are to be used Webster defines hero as and person especially a man admired for courage nobility or exploits especially in war also as the central figure in any important event or period honored for outstanding qualities Note that the only slight reference to morals is in the word exploits inferring that conventionally bad morals may still be included in a hero Webster defines villain as someone or something regarded as the cause of a problem difficulty injustice etc These two definitions are not necessarily how these words are widely thought of More often than not a hero is though to be someone to does many goods for a cause and who is also a role model and therefore has conventionally good morals and a villain is thought of a thoroughly bad individual considering only themselves in every situation How each person defines hero and villain is different as well depending on personal views such as feminism racism or personal existence such as the poor or the elderly So when asked to declare Carnegie as a hero or a villain it is indeed a daunting task because in order to find the truth I must put aside my personal views and existence and stay strictly to the impartial dictionary definitions As any person has good qualities as well as bad qualities Carnegie has hero attributes as well as those of a villain Considering Carnegie as a villain there is much cause and reason to consider him as such First was his desire to reach the top no matter what the costs a frame of mind he developed from his mother as we learned in the video This mindset developed more so when Carnegie met Spencer who installed in him the ideas
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