John Brown should be seen as a devil along with a man who deserved to pay for his naive and unnecessary atrocities. In a letter to John Brown, Mahala Doyle explained that her husband and two sons were slaughtered, in spite of the fact that nobody in the family owned a slave. John Brown was extremely conceited and felt the same way as the white man did with Manifest Destiny. He believed God gave him the right to murder, saying he shed blood in the name of abolition. He was no "Angel of light", and rightfully deserved his punishment.
John Brown is a terrorist. If John Brown would have targeted slave owners or anybody extremely devout towards slavery he made have had a just point. However, John Brown had targeted white men and children who did not have a slave or attend to In any manner. John Brown crazily targeted a crowd of people to stop slavery but only increased sectional tensions thus proclaiming him a terrorist.
John Brown was a hero at Harper's Ferry. He felt that the freeing of slaves was worth more than his own life. Brown was passionate about abolition and wasn't going to wait around for politicians to make another compromise. He was a hero who stood up for what he believed in. However Brown was not a hero in Kansas. He brutally murdered men who did not own slaves and only added to the bloodshed of bleeding Kansas.
In my opinion, John Brown is a hero, and a religious extremist. He went to the extent of giving his own life for the justice of African Americans. As said by Henry David Thoreau, Brown is linked to Jesus in that he as well gave his life for the life of others.
John Brown is a hero. Brown only thought of others during his lifetime as an abolitionist, and fought for slaves and their emancipation tirelessly. His raid on Harper's Ferry was a great attempt to try and arm slaves against their captors, and Brown let himself be captured in the attempt. Brown was seen as a hero by blacks and slaves as shown in the painting of a black woman raising her child to him so he could kiss the baby. This demonstrates the faith held in Brown, and shows why the general public should see him as a hero, not only the people he fought for.
John Brown was not only a martyr but a hero. His work for the abolition movement spread news of slavery and led others to rebel against the oppression known as slavery.
John Brown is a hero because he fought to end slavery and free an enslaved race. Brown's main goal in his attack was to free slaves and end slavery. He was dependent on the support of slaves which led to his plan failing and him being executed. Brown was treasonous, but he fought for a just cause and a fight was how it ended up being solved. Brown's final request before he was executed was to see a slave baby. This shows Brown cared about slaves and thought of them as people and not property. He fought desperately to free them and rescue them from oppression and this is why he should be considered a hero.
The actions of John Brown make him a hero to abolitionist America. As his actions were not ordinary, they were still for a good cause, making him a hero.
John Brown was a terrorist because, he invaded Harper's Ferry, VA. and used violent force to try to free the slaves. He caused a feeling of terror in the people living there, because he killed many slave-holding families. In one account from Mahala Doyle, she states how John Brown invaded her home and took her husband and two sons and killed them right in front of her. She stated that they never even owned a slave and they were just killed in cold blood. In the first painting, he is depicted as having blood-stained hands, which symbolizes the shedding of innocent blood, all for the cause of abolishing slavery. This is why John Brown should be considered as a terrorist.
John Brown is a terrorist because at the time this occurred, the south believed that slavery was an overall good. He killed innocent lives even though his intentions for abolition were good. You can somewhat compare it to modern times, like with the planned parenthood shooting. The man who did it was doing it for a just cause, but to society during this time abortion is alright. Also, it is as controversial as slavery during the 1800s. Both of the men (John Brown and the PP shooter) were doing this to end these practices that they considered immoral.
In my opinion I believe that John brown was a terrorist because at bleeding Kansas he brutally murdered women and children with out a second thought even if they didn't own slaves.while John brown can be view as a hero at Harpers ferry his plan wasn't thaught through in the long term when harsher slave laws were passed.