May 29, 2013
Vlad the Impaler: The definition of Evil
One mans good could be another mans evil. Some men follow through with acts that are so morally and ethically depraved that no sane person could justify them. Vlad the Impaler, a.k.a. Vlad III, Dracula or Tepes was a man who reigned Wallachia for a bloody six years and relished in the heinous acts that he committed. Born in 1431, like his father, Vlad III, had become a member of the Order of the Dragon, an order of elite selected royal families in Europe. They ruled Wallachia geographically between two strong powered neighbors: Hungary and Turkey. Vlad II regained his throne by giving up his two sons to Istanbul as hostages and offered them to the Ottoman’s. Young Vlad’s captivity lasted 12 years and some may say that it was here that he was exposed to barbaric actions and violent outburst. This imprinted a ravenous rage towards mankind and played an important role on his pessimistic and sadistic perception on life. By 1456, Vlad Tepes was successful in taking back the Wallachian throne and became a dictator who enforced his beliefs by any means necessary. Vlad Tepes was also the inspiration to the world-renowned horror story Dracula. Vlad III was indeed a monster on earth, his ability to evoke fear; his infamous impalements and sadistic exploitations were what made Vlad the Impaler the most grotesquely brutal leader of all time.
A Prince came forth and caused the death of thousands in ways inconceivable to most. “Vlad would always hold vengeance in his dark heart and mind and he would have revenge.”(Jeffery Pritchett). The real life horror story, Vlad the Impaler was able to lead so ruthlessly because of his ability to establish fear. “He controlled his country by inducing fear and revoking all independence.”(Vlad the Impaler. The Good, the Bad and the Monstrous. www.powerstudy.wordpress.com). Prince Vlad Dracula brought terror to all that crossed his...
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