By: Dillon Ward
Shang Yang was the creator of legalism. He was very strict and had harsh punishments. he looks and sounds like an old grumpy gram pa to me. his laws were also very strict and also had harsh punishments. Kinda reminds me of the Hammurabi code, but just not as harsh punishments.
This picture helps show that legalism had harsh punishments. For every wrong in legalism yo got punished. You could have gotten beheaded or beat badly. I wonder if Shang Yang or any of the leaders after him who followed legalism got scared after the be headings or any other harsh punishments.
Shang Yang also had people working very hard. He had them pushed to their limits and did not care if you died. It would have probably been better dying then having to work under legalism ways. Many people did not like him for this because it meant more work for them and the work was very hard and very exhausting. I would not have liked him either.