Benito Mussolini Research Paper

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Benito Mussolini was the Prime Minister of Italy from 1922 until 1943, he became one of the key figures in the creation of fascism. Mussolini was born in a time when Italy was in political and economical disaster. The rich were the only ones who thrived and came to power . Many question whether it was Hitler and not Italy who made all of the decisions for Italy. Today scholars still argue whether Mussolini was a dynamic individual or a simple minded man. The evidence suggests Mussolini was a very complex historical figure. The childhood of Mussolini was full of drama and very complicated. Mussolini was born in Dovia di Predappio, a small town in the province of Forlì in Emilia-Romagna on 29 July 1883. He wouldn't have all the commodities…show more content…
Mussolini’s father, Alessandro Mussolini had great influence on his son. His socialist views were ingrained into Mussolini. Another figure, who had a strong influence on Mussolini was “Old Joan”, a fortune teller he spent his spare time with. Her influence left him superstitious and wary of omens. Mussolini spoke very fluently and enjoyed reading. He often read stories publicly. Giving him public experience and a great ability at talking to crowds. Around his town Mussolini was most known for causing trouble, wreaking havoc, and seeking attention. He played many pranks and they often got him and his friends into predicaments. In one instance a farmer who fell victim to their pranks came after the boys with a shotgun. Mussolini witnessed one of the boys fall in their efforts to get away. While the others fled, Mussolini stood over his injured friend while staring down the farmer. This is a very courageous and brave act, he stood down the barrel of a gun to help a friend. These pranks show his risk taking nature and thrill for getting what he…show more content…
While there; he hated it and refused to do his assigned work. The punishments given to him only made him more rebellious. The harshest beatings could not curb his behaviour. While at the end of his second year he stabbed an older student with his pocket knife, this led to the Mussolini’s being asked to take their child elsewhere. The school records said Benito: “is passionate and unruly; and he cannot adapt himself to the life of the school… He places himself in opposition to every rule and discipline of the school. Nothing satisfies him; in the midst of so many people he feels more sad and more alone… One personal motive guides him, and this is the principal streak in his character; he wishes to requite every injury inflicted by an older schoolmate. He cannot support an injury he wants revenge..:”. At his new school the gentler headmaster got through to him and made him a serious student even though his rebellious ways were not changed. Mussolini proved to be very smart and received high marks. He was proud no matter how disheveled he looked in his tattered uniform. His strong opinions were voiced and he even ran a protest when the price of milk increased, rallying all his fellow classmates until the old price was renewed. Even through all of his impatience Benito Mussolini stayed until the end and earned his

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