From the Yertle to Bashar al-Assad

The comparison of the king Yertle to Bashar al-Assad

Yertle the turtle was a story about one person with power who lost control and became a dictator who wanted to rule all. Reading the story, you can make an easy comparison towards other dictators in the world like Bashar AL-Assad. Making this comparison will help us see how much of a connection the author makes towards real life.


Bashar al-Assad and Yertle The Turtle.

Bashar al-Assad is a dictator thats accused of massive genocide and illegal use of chemical weapons on his own people which breaks international law. Bashar al-Assad affected his country by drastically dropping the population by thousands and leaving his people in fear. Yertle may not have done genocide but him and Bashar al-Assad didn't care how many innocent people got hurt, they only cared about the power they gained. Yertle said in the story, "SILENCE! I'm the king and you're only a turtle named Mack." To enforce his power on his people.


What we did and website.

John typed, Alexis helped with the ideas and Seth helped choosing pictures and coming up with other ideas
Website:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashar_al-Assad