Who is more powerful, Zhuge Liang and Guo Jia
In the history of the Three Kingdoms, all advisors were inevitably dimmed by Zhuge Liang’s light.
Zhuge Liang is different from Guo Jia’s gambler-like game. Zhuge Liang is more comprehensive, conservative, and not as utilitarian as Guo Jia. He only wants to retire after success. He is a very Confucian character, and his actions are based on “benevolence, righteousness, courtesy and morality”, and because of this, he is favored by Lao Luo and exaggerated his greatness. Guo Jia is more like a scholar in the Western Jin Dynasty, he is not careful about the small details, and even despises the etiquette and law, and his behavior can be said to be very “disciplined”.
For Zhuge Kongming, a strategist who abides by “benevolence and righteousness” and “morality”, he was held to the altar during his lifetime, and was given many titles, outstanding diplomat, statesman, and military strategist. In “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, Zhuge Liang is the incarnation of wisdom. Almost all of Liu Bei’s political and military activities have Zhuge Liang’s advice, and all battles are inseparable from Zhuge Liang’s staff. He is resourceful and knowledgeable, and Liu Bei obeys everything he says.
Moreover, the story of Sangu Thatched Cottage has become a model for later scholars to be proud of their talents. His ability to govern the country was indeed eye-catching at that time. In addition to helping Liu Bei to seize Bashu, he also managed the state of Shu in an orderly manner.
After experiencing the battle of Hanzhong, the battle of Yiling, the expedition to Nanman, and the six northern expeditions, there was no major civil upheaval in Shu, and the situation was relatively stable, which shows that Zhuge Liang’s governance ability is nothing to say. It’s really not that good. In the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, what “borrowing arrows on a straw boat” and “burning red cliffs” make Zhuge Liang like a god.
In fact, in the real history, Mr. Zhuge’s military ability is really not very good. Historical records testify: “(Zhuge Liang) can be said to be a good talent for knowledge and governance, and Guan and Xiao are sublime. However, after years of moving the public, he failed to succeed, and he was not the director.” In this regard, Zhuge Liang’s military capabilities Visible.
Therefore, when these real histories are clarified, you will find that Zhuge Liang has not fought many beautiful battles except to pacify the Nanman tribe of people who can only fight recklessly. In military matters, Zhuge Liang is basically not allowed to be involved. At this point, Zhuge Liang is indeed inferior to Guo Jia, who worked for Cao Cao.
Before the Battle of Chibi, Zhuge Liang “was appointed to the defeated army and ordered to be in danger”, and went to Chaisang to see Sun Quan, which contributed to the formation of the Sun-Liu Alliance and achieved a diplomatic victory. After that, he followed Zhou Yu’s navy and returned to Fankou, where Liu Bei was stationed.
Next, Zhuge Liang and Zhao Yun accompanied Liu Bei to the four counties in southern Jingzhou, and all four counties surrendered. It was at this time that Zhuge Liang had an official position for the first time. He had lived in these places for a few years, and there was basically no strategic communication with Liu Bei. In the sixteenth year of Jian’an, Liu Bei entered Sichuan and brought Pang Tong and Fazheng as staff officers, while Zhuge Liang, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun and others stayed behind in Jingzhou.
It was only in the late stage of the war against Shu that Zhuge Liang, Zhang Fei, and Zhao Yun were transferred to Sichuan. Zhuge Liang did not play a big role as a staff advisor. In the following ten years, Liu Bei almost never brought Zhuge Liang to play.
In general, before Liu Bei’s death, apart from the early battle of Chibi and the four southern counties of Jingzhou, he basically watched the battle from a distance and never took part in Liu Bei’s military. On the contrary, Cao Cao took it wherever he went Guo Jia brought him, and Guo Jia made great contributions to him in the battle against Lv Bu, the defeat of Yuan Shao, the expedition of Er Yuan, and the expedition of Wuhuan.
It can be seen from this that Zhuge Liang is indeed inferior to Guo Jia in terms of strategy, and Guo Jia is not as good as Zhuge Liang in character, but this does not prevent Guo Jia from helping Cao Cao lay the foundation for domination of the world. On the contrary, Mr. Zhuge abides by the rules, but he never fails Can fight for a place for Liu Bei in the huge Central Plains.
Leave a Reply