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Elements of Magical Realism and Fantasy in The Donkey Prince - Elements of Magical Realism and Fantasy in The Donkey Prince       "The Donkey Prince" is a short story written by Angela Carter in 1970. Carter is an English novelist. Her story is a mixture of fantasy, myth, and magical realism. I do believe that fantastical literature and magical realism are related in a lot of ways. As I read through the magical realism and fantastical novels, I noticed more similarities than differences.   Briefly, the story I read was about a young prince being transformed into a donkey....   [tags: Donkey Prince Essays]
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Machiavelli The Prince Review - The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli isn't about one man's ways to feed his power hungry mindset through gluttony, nor is it just explaining altercations between a nation's states. This writing is regarding to how one's self-confidence can make them become powerful in a society and also, the way morals and politics differ and can be separate in a government. Originally, Machiavelli wrote The Prince to gain support from Lorenzo de' Medici, who during the era, was governor of Florence. As meant as writing for how a society should be run, this book has been read by many peoples around the world who want to have better knowledge of the perfect stability of beliefs and politics required to run a goo...   [tags: Niccolo Machiavelli] 1269 words
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G.K. Chesterton's The Donkey - G.K. Chesterton's The Donkey As discussed in earlier papers, poets use devices to help enhance their images to the reader. One device not yet discussed is a symbol. John Drury, a poet, explains a symbol as, "an image that radiates meanings" (Gioia 276). Whatever the image is that each poet chooses to use creates a different and separate from another poet's use of that same image. Also, it is possible for a reader to see a symbol in a word or object that the author had never intended. In G.K. Chesterton's, "The Donkey," the donkey is a symbol for the some of today's society view people of mixed races and how people with multiple backgrounds will have their finest "hour" (Line 13)....   [tags: Chesterton Donkey Essays] 854 words
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The Prince, by Machiavelli - “It is much safer to be feared than loved.” This quotation was just a specimen of the harsh and very practical political annotation of the legendary historian, Niccolò Machiavelli – philosopher, patriot, diplomat, advisor and statesman. He was born as the son of a poor lawyer in 1498, but he never let boundaries restrict him. He still received an excellent humanist education from the University of Florence and was soon after appointed as the Second Chancellor of the Republic of Florence.2 His political importance to Florence would soon give him the opportunity to write what is disputed as one of the most significant works in history, The Prince....   [tags: The Prince]
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Lion and the Fox Metaphor in Machiavelli's The Prince - Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, The archetype man for politics in history. He was born on May 1469 and died June 1527. He is an Italian philosopher, thinker and writer. He was considered by many as one of the origin founders of political science in modern age. He was a diplomatic person, besides being a political philosopher, and musician. In Florentine Republic he used to be a civil servant. Then In 1498, he was elected as Secretary to the second Chancery of the Republic of Florence by the Great council....   [tags: the prince] 517 words
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Machiavelli's The Prince: Still Relevant after All These Years - Machiavelli is “a crystal-clear realist who understands the limits and uses of power.” -- Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jared Diamond (2013) Written almost 500 years ago, Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince” brings forward a new definition of virtue. Machiavelli’s definition argued against the concept brought forward by the Catholic Church. Machiavelli did not impose any thoughts of his own, rather he wrote from his experience and whatever philosophy that lead to actions which essentially produced effective outcomes in the political scene of Italy and in other countries....   [tags: The Prince]
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The Donkey and the Elephant - ... These diverse views make for an even more diverse political agenda. In order to make things easier to understand most people refer to only two political parties; the republicans, and the democrats. These two political parties are shared by a vast majority of Americans, though there are countless other parties, and each with varying views. Views that start raging debates between political leaders. It’s a jungle out there, we’re the animals, and its wild. But to make things easier, we will gingerly step into the wild, and explore the life of just two animals....   [tags: the political zoo] 551 words
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Analysis of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli - ... Threw out the story it gives you an outline of choosing your role as a prince you can live and server in a good way, such as being at peach with your kingdom or city seeing how "A wise prince should follow similar methods and never remain idle in peaceful times" by rebuilding or reaching out to the people it could sever great adversity. So if fortune changes the kingdom will still be behind you no matter what comes in the near days to come. At the same time your army will neglect you if they feel like it's too much peace in the area and not enough war....   [tags: friendship, citizens, title, prince] 515 words
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Cassirer, Nietzsche and Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince - Cassirer, Nietzsche and Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince When the word "Renaissance" is mentioned, an image of love for antiquity learning and fine arts usually springs to one's mind. Yet this perception, however legitimate it may be in many areas of Renaissance human achievements, shatters in the face of Niccolò Machiavelli's masterpiece The Prince. Unlike his contemporary Baldassare Castiglione who exemplified subtlety, Machiavelli was ruthlessly practical, nonchalantly callous, and admirably seamless in his logics about the bloody art of political power....   [tags: Prince]
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Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince - ... “Since it is my intention to write something of use to those who will understand, I deem it best to stick to the practical truth of things rather than fancies” (Machiavelli 61). The textbook describes medieval political treaties as being dedicated to advising their new princes of how to be positive and exceptional as well as gratifying to their God. The difference between those teachers and Machiavelli is the information they taught to their future princes. Machiavelli on the other hand attempted to teach those future princes how to be successful, how to survive and be strong without commending God or following the rules....   [tags: prince, president, literary analysis] 799 words
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The Prince As A Modern Polititcal Treatise - The Prince As A Modern Political Treatise Written almost 500 years ago by the so called first political scientist in the world, Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince” brings forward a new definition to virtue. A definition which argues against the concept brought forward by the Catholic Church. Machiavelli did not impose any thoughts of his own rather he only wrote from his experience and whatever philosophy that lead to actions which essentially produced effective outcomes in the political scene of Italy and in other countries....   [tags: Political Scientist, Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli]
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The Message in The Prince - The Message in The Prince The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective. Machiavelli theorizes that the state is only created if the people cooperate and work to maintain it. The state is also one of man?s greatest endeavors, and the state takes precedence over everything else. The state should be one?s primary focus, and maintaining the sovereignty of the state one?s most vital concern. The state is founded on the power of its military....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince] 1177 words
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Machiavelli’s The Prince: Examples of Machiavellian Leaders - Arguably, the most Machiavellian leader to ever exist would be Joseph Stalin. He abided by three major Machiavellian methods that were stated in the Prince: the ends justifies the means, crush any opposition, and displaying a false character. Stalin had a plan for Russia and did everything in his power to achieve that plan. He wanted to transform Russia into a industrial superpower, a military superpower, and a political superpower. To achieve his goals he committed many horrible crimes against humanity....   [tags: Machiavelli, The Prince] 2033 words
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Machiavelli's The Prince and its Role in Politics in the Renaissance - In the time of Renaissance, which has been characterized by the age of reawakening of humanism. The prince plays one of the most important role in the dramatic developing of political in the Renaissance period and still hold an universal impact on today's politicians. However its views points has been debating over time. Machiavelli maintain the thoughts which is the essential for the cruel to a successful leader. To those of view points according to Machiavelli's thoughts are the arguments that a prince is to be clement or cruel, to be feared or loved....   [tags: Machiavelli, Prince, ] 750 words
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How Princes Should Honor their Word: "The Prince” by Niccolo` Machiavelli - In this book “The Prince” written by Niccolo` Machiavelli attempts to persuade the readers how princes should act in order to keep their thrones, or how to capture a throne and uphold it. He also illustrates to us how by not following this system can lead to death or becoming overthrown. I was amazed at how well his compositional skills were and in my attempt to show you how skillful of a writer and persuader he is we will look at chapter XVIII. By introducing the chapter with politics, coming up with clear and logical main points, and laying out all possibilities and consequences of those points I believed that this chapter made a very impressive persuasive argument....   [tags: Prince, Niccolo` Machiavelli, government, monarchy] 983 words
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Cesare Borgia: An example in The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli - ... He was able to conquer the Romagna using arms of King Louis XII and Orsini to defeat the Colonna family. Machiavelli advocates tactics like the ones used by Cesare Borgia like weakening strong powers, gaining popularity and getting noblemen to switch their loyalty to him Machiavelli uses Cesare Borgia as the principle example of how a prince should handle a principality that was given through fortune. “Thus, if one considers all the steps of the duke, one will see that he had laid for himself great foundations for future power, which I do not judge superfluous to discuss; for I do not know what better teaching I could give to a new prince than the example of his actions” (27)....   [tags: Prince, Leader, Ambition]
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Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar - The Bible teaches love, compassion and generosity. Niccolo Machiavelli found the Bible’s lessons idealistic and unrealistic for leaders. Machiavelli wrote his book, The Prince, to show the ruling Meddici family that the world is not a fairy tale. Prior to Machiavelli writing The Prince, the majority of books depicted people as virtuous and ethical. However, The Prince is not the only work of literature that manifests Machiavellian techniques. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar utilizes similar methods....   [tags: Julius Caesar, The Prince]
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Ethics in Machiavelli's The Prince - Ethics in Machiavelli's The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian statesman and political philosopher. He was employed on diplomatic missions as defence secretary of the Florentine republic, and was tortured when the Medici returned to power in 1512. When he retired from public life he wrote his most famous work, The Prince (1532), which describes the means by which a leader may gain and maintain power. The Prince has had a long and chequered history and the number of controversies that it has generated is indeed surprising....   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince]
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The Morals of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli - The Morals of a Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Throughout the years many rulers and princes have strived to be the best. The book some believe set the standards for a prince is Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Morals of a Prince." Machiavelli states "Hence it is necessary for a prince wishing to hold his own to know how to do wrong, and to make use of it or not according to necessity" proving that he believes it vital for a prince to know wrong in order to thrive and flourish (Machiavelli 331). Machiavelli undoubtedly has key points that reveal his feelings about being a successful, wrong prince....   [tags: The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli] 435 words
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The Powerful Truth of Machiavelli's The Prince - The Powerful Truth of The Prince    Before 1513 conventional thought defined a ruler as a man who used generosity, truth and justice to govern his kingdom. Machiavelli saw the conventional thought of the time as a fantasy and only applicable in a utopian society. His work The Prince shatters all previous political thought by stating that a ruler must not only use the traditionally accepted means of maintaining power but also be able to use brute force, deceit and even cruelty as the situation requires....   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince Essays]
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The Power of Machiavelli’s The Prince - The Power of Machiavelli’s The Prince Nowadays, it is politically impossible to commit to paper a “training guide” for leaders. There are innumerable detractors to any possible stance or strategy a leader might adopt. As a result of this, all “training” must take place behind closed doors, far from the prying eyes and ears of the news media or the public. But this has not always been the case. Niccolò Machiavelli was brave enough to give the leaders of his day a how-to guide. In this work, The Qualities of a Prince, we are given a point-by-point description of what a leader should do to effectively lead his country....   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince Essays] 858 words
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Analysis of The Little Prince - I. Tone The tone of The Little Prince is often lonely and fragile-sounding, much like the little prince himself, when he ventures into the world of adults in an attempt to understand them. The writer emphasizes, throughout the story, that loneliness is what isolates the adults rather than children because they are unable to see things with their minds, hearts, and imagination. Both the protagonist (the little prince) and secondary protagonist (the narrator) lead lonely lives because of this isolation due to the differences between the minds of children and adults....   [tags: Little Prince Essays] 3487 words
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Machiavellian Folly in The Prince - Machiavellian Folly in The Prince       In the annals of history, many individuals have contributed great works of literature, waxing philosophically on the meaning of life, death, and love.   Niccolo Machiavelli wrote not on love or life, but on power:  How to capture it, how to consolidate it, and how to defend it against all comers.  His work has been talked about and dissected to the extent that his subject matter and methods have earned their own moniker:  Machiavellian.  Nonetheless, this great philosopher's works did not meet with unanimous approval.  His own student, Thomas Hobbes, presented a very different account of politics.  This essay offers a Hobbesian critique of some of M...   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince Essays]
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Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince examines the nature of power and his views of power are still somewhat in existence today. I'll discuss this in this essay, emphasizing the following theses. Machiavelli discusses power over the people, dictatorial power, and power with people, shared power. While it is possible for power with to attain greater prevalence in society, it will not completely eliminate power over. In The Prince, Machiavelli discusses two distinct groups of people, the political elite, including nobles and other princes, and the general public....   [tags: Machiaveli Prince Power Essays] 1051 words
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Honor in Prince Hal - Honor in Prince Hal Prince Hal’s destiny is shaped for him by many forces: his association with the ne'er-do-well Falstaff, the expectations of his father, King Henry IV, and the constant comparison between himself and Hotspur. All three of these forces create in Hal a sense of honor that is an integral part of his education as the ideal king, and throughout the action of Henry IV, Part I, Hal is gaining a knowledge of honor that will shape him into the King that he will become. However, it seems that Hal ultimately chooses one form on honor over the other, although he must compare the honor of Falstaff and the conceptual honor of a chivalric hero before he comes to a final conclusion....   [tags: Shakespeare Prince Hal Essays] 999 words
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Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince and The Discourses -      Niccolò Machiavelli thoroughly discusses the importance of religion in the formation and maintenance of political authority in his famous works, The Prince and The Discourses. In his writing on religion, he states that religion is beneficiary in the formation of political authority and political leaders must support and endorse religion in order to maintain power. However, Machiavelli also critiques corrupt religious institutions that become involved in politics and in turn, cause corruption in the citizenry and divisions among the state....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince Religion Religious Essays]
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Free College Essays - Machiavelli’s Politics in The Prince - The Prince - Machiavelli’s Italian Politics The Prince was one of the first humanist works of the Renaissance. Indeed it is a work of art, a literary masterpiece of sorts. Yet this work has been vehemently debated over the centuries and remains one of the most controversial pieces of writing today. Although many critics consider The Prince a satire, simply an attempt to reveal the problems with the ruling class, most see Machiavelli’s work as a serious attempt to lay the groundwork for the reunification of Italy under the Medici family of Florence....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince] 383 words
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Machiavelli’s The Prince and the Modern Executive - The Prince and the Modern Executive     Few question The Prince’s place in the canon of western literature. That it marks a turning point in our collective history, the origin of the study of politics as a science (Pollock 43), is alone enough to warrant its classification as a "Great Book. Its author, Niccolo Machiavelli, a contemporary of Copernicus, is generally accepted as an early contributor to the scientific revolution, because he looked at power and the nature of sovereignty through the eyes of a scientist, focused completely on the goal without regard for religion and morals and ethics....   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince Essays]
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Machiavelli’s The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli lived in Florence, Italy in the 1400’s. The country of Italy was divided into city-states that had their own leaders, but all pledged alliance to their king. In time in which great leaders were needed in order to help the development of a city-state and country, Machiavelli had a theory that man needed a leader to control them. In his book The Prince, he speaks of the perfect leader. I believe that man, by nature, is neither good nor evil. When a child comes out of its mother, one cannot tell whether or not that child will be a serial killer or win the Nobel Peace prize....   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince Essays] 653 words
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Utopia by Thomas More and The Prince by Machiavelli - Utopia by Thomas More and The Prince by Machiavelli Thomas More’s Utopia and Machiavelli’s The Prince both concern themselves with the fundamental issues of how a society works and maintains itself. The goals behind the two works, however, differ considerably. The goal of Utopia is to illustrate the maintenance of an “ideal” society and the goal of The Prince is to instruct a prince, or ruler, on how to maintain his state. On the surface these two goals may seem similar but the difference lies in the way the authors handle the subject of power....   [tags: More Utopia Prince Machiavelli Essays] 816 words
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The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery - The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery is a wonderful novel. The Little Prince was originally written in French in 1943 as Le Petit Prince. It was then translated to English by Katherine Woods. The Little Prince is the story of a young boy from another planet who ventures from his home to discover new worlds. In the process, he makes friends and teaches valuable lessons. St. Exupery places himself as the narrator and author of this story. St. Exupery tells of how he went down in his airplane in the middle of the desert and meets a little prince from another planet....   [tags: Prince Antoine Exupery Essays] 1871 words
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Machiavelli’s The Prince as a Modern Political Guidebook - The Prince as a Modern Political Guidebook     "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."      (Shakespeare, 2 Henry IV 111.1.31) Kingship and leadership is a human concept.  Contraptions and  fiction invented by human beings that hold the fabric of  society together.  It is the job of the leader to make the fiction work for the good of all.  The quote above evokes the overall feeling about kingship held by both Prince Hal and his father in Shakespeare's Henry plays.  Being a leader is perhaps the most difficult position one can ever attain.  And in the same vein that King Henry IV says this above line, so does his son King Henry V offer this lament:    The slave, a member of th...   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince Essays]
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Machiavelli's The Prince: Politics, War, and Human Nature - Machiavelli's The Prince: Politics, War, and Human Nature "[I]t is necessary for a prince to know well how to use the beast and the man." (Machiavelli, The Prince, p. 69[1]). In this swift blow, Niccolò Machiavelli seems to strike down many visions of morality put up on pedestals by thinkers before his time. He doesn't turn to God or to some sort of common good for his political morality. Instead, he turns to the individual?more specifically, self-preservation in a position of power....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince Essays Papers]
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Compare and contrast the poems The Tyger and The Donkey and - Compare and contrast the poems The Tyger and The Donkey and discuss which poet gives us the clearest depiction of humanity. William Blake is a wealthy, upper-class writer who separates himself from the rest of the wealthy community. Blake has a hate for the techniques used by many of the wealthy, company owners who gain and capitalise through cheap and expendable labour, supplied by the ever-growing poverty in the country. Blake makes a point to try and reveal this industrial savagery through his work....   [tags: English Literature] 1190 words
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The Prince - A good ruler is someone who maintains control over his people without pushing them to mutiny. In Machiavelli’s The Prince a ruler has absolute control over them. This is unlike how, in most relationships, there is a struggle for power; one person always wants to be in control. Within a power relationship there is no contest who is in control—just an acceptance of power. The absolute superiority creates an inability for the inferior to rebel against the power. From the inception of the relationship there is an understanding, from both sides, of absolute power....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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The prince - Niccolo Machiavelli’s “The Prince” attempts to explain the necessary tactics and required knowledge a ruler must attain in order to gain and maintain a successful reign. The novel serves as an abstract manual, addressing the definition of a good/bad ruler by placing emphasis on the required military organization, the character a ruler must posses, and the success that could be attained if a ruler should follow the guide. The scope in which the book is written is that of a scholarly observant. Machiavelli places his findings and observations of history, as well as the needs of the people so the information may serve the prince as a tool, that once implemented will create and maintain a power...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Niccolo Machiavelli] 1522 words
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Separating Political Conduct and Personal Morality in Niccolò Machiavelli's, The Prince - Separating Political Conduct and Personal Morality in Niccolò Machiavelli's, The Prince Niccolò Machiavelli wrote, in his novel The Prince, that strong central political leadership was more important than anything else, including religion and moral behavior. Machiavelli, writing during a period of dramatic change known as the Italian Renaissance, displayed attitudes towards many issues, mostly political, which supported his belief that strong government was the most important element in society....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince Essays Papers]
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Human Nature in The Prince by Machiavelli and Utopia by Thomas More - Human Nature in The Prince by Machiavelli and Utopia by Thomas More It is difficult to determine Niccolo Machiavelli?s and Thomas More?s view on human?s nature. Each took a different approach to the topic. Through Utopia, Thomas More attempted to change man?s thinking by creating an ideological society. Niccolo Machiavelli, through The Prince, attempted to teach man how to deal with human nature. With this in mind, Machiavelli?s concept is much more realistic than More?s; therefore Machiavelli better represents human nature....   [tags: Papers More Machiavelli Prince Utopia Essays]
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The Tao-te Ching by Lao-Tzu and The Prince by Machiavelli - “The Tao-te Ching” by Lao-Tzu and “The Prince” by Machiavelli Throughout history, it can be argued that at the core of the majority of successful societies has stood an effective allocation of leadership. Accordingly, in their respective works “The Tao-te Ching” and “The Prince”, Lao-Tzu and Machiavelli have sought to reach a more complete understanding of this relationship. The theme of political leaders and their intricate relationship with society indeed manifests itself within both texts, however, both Lao-Tzu and Machiavelli approach this issue from almost entirely opposite positions....   [tags: Tao-te Ching Lao-Tzu The Prince Machiavelli]
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Validity of Names in Machiavelli’s Prince and Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex - Validity of Names in Machiavelli’s Prince and Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex   People often drop names to assure the achievement of whatever goal it is they are trying to achieve. This tactic works especially well in business, but it can also work in argument. Names of influential people have influential affects. “I know Don Corleone,” would certainly have gotten nearly anything done in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. Both Simone de Beauvoir and Niccolò Machiavelli used the names of well-known people to add a sense of importance and truth to what it was they were saying....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince Essays] 761 words
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Safer to be Feared than Loved in The Prince - Safer to be Feared than Loved in The Prince Rulers throughout history would have different reactions to Machevelli’s statement, “It is much safer to be feared than loved”. Rulers that wanted total power would have a tendency to agree with the claim but other rulers exerted power without being feared. Charlemange would disagree with Machevelli because he reaped great benefits from friendliness. Charlemange supported and cooperated with the church throughout his reign. In return, the church crowned him Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas day 800....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince] 501 words
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In the Defense of The Prince - ... One may think that he would advocate an absolute extirpation of all the agency of the government opposes the subduer. Quite to the contrary, Niccolo Machiavelli realizes such wanton cruelty would be harmful to internal stability. " . . But vigorous your armies could also be, you'll forever want the favour of the inhabitants to require possession of a province one " (Machiavelli 226). If the dictator was to kill many folks while not reason, he would not gain the fortification of the folks and be featured with warfare and revolt throughout his reign....   [tags: Niccolo Machiavelli work review] 1347 words
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The Prince by Machiavelli - Possibly the most controversial book ever written, The Prince by Machiavelli, focuses on how a Prince or leader should rule. Many of the techniques that are stated in the text have caused many debates ever since it’s publication. When Machiavelli composed the Prince, his contemporaries were shocked at the ideas and themes presented. The Prince introduced a whole new way of thinking that was almost completely contrary to present beliefs. For that reason, in 1559 the Pope banned the printing of the Prince and the rest of Machiavelli’s writings....   [tags: Controversy, Banned, Ruler] 1883 words
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The Prince by Machiavelli - Living in a tumultuous era, filled with political and religious conflicts, warring city-states, and a continent ruled by a government who used the church to control and conquer, an exiled Machiavelli wrote the book The Prince to give politicians a basis on how to rule a nation and as a way to continue to make a statement in Florence’s politics. The book itself was unlike the regular “mirrors for princes”, in a sense that instead of telling the prince how to be morally sound it told him how to be effective as a ruler....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Russia, Stalin] 1049 words
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The Prince by Machiavelli - Machiavelli’s the Prince is a 16th-century extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. While many are cynical of Machiavelli’s intention when writing The Prince, the works of earlier writers seem to indicate that his piece was indeed a reflection on how a ruler ought to govern. The dedication declares Machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government. He states that he does so in hope of pleasing and enlightening the Medici family and offers it as a “some token of his devotion.” (Skinner) Italy was struggling with its limits on power and Machiavelli responded accordingly....   [tags: mantaining political power] 2640 words
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Realism and The Prince - The Prince has been described as a handbook for princes (rulers), in the tradition of such books written in the Late Middle Ages. These books were sometimes called 'Mirrors of Virtues', in that they list and explain the good qualities a ruler is supposed to have in order to rule as an effective king and to defend Christianity. The whole book centers around what principalities are, what are the different types of them, how to acquire and maintain them and why they are lost. The first three chapters set the scope of the whole book and provide a preview of the main concerns in the book....   [tags: Niccolo Machiavelli, influential political works] 1802 words
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The Prince of Egypt - The Prince of Egypt is an animation and a musical about the story of Moses. The movie begins with Moses’ mother sending him off in the bulrushes and ends with Moses watching over his people, with the tablet of law in his hands. This essay will discuss whether or not a cartoon medium is a good way of passing on the story of Moses, the point of the movie, what is best about the film, whether or not anything should be changed in the film, my favourite characters in the movie and whether or not this film should be recommended for a grade nine class to watch....   [tags: Movie Review] 1053 words
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The Prince - “All the states, all the dominions, under whose authority men have lived in the past and live now have been and are either republics or principalities.” In Machiavelli’s, The Prince, timeless keys to a successful principality are examined. The keys are understanding human nature, respecting that nature, and reaffirming that successful leadership can exist in the same fashion yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Machiavelli’s perspective of human nature is founded on the principle that people in general don’t want their culture changed by an outside influence....   [tags: essays research papers] 1194 words
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the prince - - Navigate Here - Context --- Chapters 1-2 Chapter 3 Chapters 4-7 Chapters 8-10 Chapters 11-15 Chapters 16-19 Chapters 20-23 Chapters 24-26 --- Study Questions Further Reading 2 Dedication, Chapters 1-2 Summary The Prince is a gift from Machiavelli to the Magnificent Lorenzo, son of Piero de' Medici, offered as "proof of [the author's] devotion." Machiavelli writes that it is the most precious thing he has to offer. The book consists of "the knowledge of the actions of great men, acquired by long experience of modern affairs, and a continued study of ancient history," which Machiavelli indicates he has studied for a long period of time....   [tags: essays research papers] 1397 words
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The Prince - The Prince The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli provides an analysis on how to govern and maintain power in a principality. In the first five chapters, he defines the three ways a monarch can acquire his dominion: either he inherits it, whether he creates a new one, or annexes territories, and further discusses how to govern them. Machiavelli states that hereditary principalities are less problematic than the mixed ones since newly acquired dominion tend to be more rebellious. The ruler must therefore colonize them and allow citizen to keep their laws or annihilate the governmental structure....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1400 words
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The Prince - "An Outline and Arguments on The Prince by Machiavelli" Niccolo Machiavelli was a very knowledgeable man. He was born in Florence in 1469 and when he was of the age 43 he wrote The Prince. His first admission into politics happened in1498 with the title as Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria. He held this job through the year 1512 right before the Medici took over Florence. He was very faithful to his elders and to the policies of the government. In 1502 he became assistant to Soderini who was elected chief magistrate of the Republic....   [tags: essays research papers] 1537 words
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The Prince - The Prince Governing countries and states properly has been a difficult task from the beginning of time. In every country there will be people to who are unhappy and will disagree with your rule, causing your system to fail. So, century after century, people have tried new ways to make their politics suffice everyone’s needs. However, the art of politics is a complicated and challenging issue that will always be needed to be dealt with. There have been many ways in which people have preached their ideas on politics, but none were better than those of Niccolo Machiavelli....   [tags: essays research papers] 1036 words
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the prince - Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince In ‘The Prince’, Niccolo Machiavelli approaches, the topic of political morality and human nature in a very different way than thinkers preceding him. His argument on political morality and human nature is made very clear in the early part of his book. For him politics is war, no matter which way you look at it. “You must, therefore, know that there are two means of fighting: one according to the laws, the other with force; the first way is proper to man, the second to beasts; but because the first, in many cases is not sufficient , it becomes necessary to have recourse to the second.” (Machiavelli, p.351-352)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1032 words
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The Prince - The Prince The Prince had no actual characters, but instead discussed and analyzed the political policies of political leaders, highlighting their faults and strengths. The setting was 1513 Europe. This is the same time when major areas were having power struggles and religious conflict was rampant. His tone is that of the ambitious leader. It conveys the thoughts of one who knows how to gain and maintain power. Though this is true, the thoughts are built upon principalities probably learned by way of many mistakes made by one who will never again be in the position to imply his theorems and strategies....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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The Prince Analysis - Historical Background Having spent his childhood most peacefully, Niccolo Machiavelli, the great Italian philosopher witnessed Italy’s state of decadence and intense political conflict in his adulthood. The then Italy was not a unified country rather, it was an accumulation of city-states, each with its own court and ruler, each of them attempting to addition control over the others. Italy was not only a place of domestic intrigue but also a battleground for the force-ravenous French, the Spanish, the Germans and the Catholic Church under the power of the popes....   [tags: Niccolo Machiavelli, Medici, politics, Italy]
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Commentary of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli - In chapter 17 of The Prince, On Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than to be Feared or the Contrary, Machiavelli continues his discussion of virtues that the modern reader might not consider as virtues. He considers mercy and cruelty as with generosity and ungenerosity. Machiavelli’s dark view of human nature is displayed in this chapter – a warning about those who tell you they love you in good times but desert you in bad times. He talks about how a prince should rather be feared than loved, if he cannot manage to be both loved and feared, but never hated....   [tags: mercy and cruelty]
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The Epic and Gilgamesh and The Prince - “Once upon a time in a far away land” in every imagination, is the start of how a prince and a princess live happily ever after. The fairy tales come to mind when thinking about princes, how charming, intelligent admiring, and many more characteristics that the “idyllic” prince has in many minds like my own. The question is simply asked, “What makes the idyllic prince?” most of us think of someone who has high quality and very first class. Niccolo Machiavelli describes an ideal prince as someone who is in control and dominant....   [tags: compare and contrast, Machiavelli]
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Vladimir Putin and Machiavelli's The Prince - ... In both cases Putin was not afraid to use war and other violent means to defend when he perceived as Russia’s interest. Just a true Machiavellian prince would do. The Second Chechen War, which Putin lead is perfect example of using every means possible, including “un-virtuous” ones to defend the state. In this case, and the others Putin put his obligations to Russian unity above international norms and all other obligations. Vladimir Putin’s actions and foreign policy are based on the same fundamental principles exposed in The Prince....   [tags: important figures in global political stage] 2678 words
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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli - ... The principality is determined by how much power a prince has. A prince maintains new principalities by making sure that his people love and respect him. He can accomplish this by making the people think that his ideas are their ideas and that he is looking out for their best interest. He instills fear in the people to ensure that they do not rebel against him. “Such a government, being the creature of the prince, will be aware that it cannot survive without his friendship and support.” (p.28) Although today’s politicians use some of these tactics, it is not as apparent as in “The Prince”....   [tags: the principality, power, rulers] 894 words
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The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - “The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”is an action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and is adapted from a video game known as the same name. The story is mainly about the life of Dastan, a Persian prince and his adventure with Princess Tamina and a special dagger known as Dagger of Time. The dagger is so unique because it has a special power which allows the one who activates it to return to the past. Unlike his elder brothers, Dastan is not the usual prince with royal blood. When he is young, he is adopted by the King Sharaman from the street....   [tags: Film Review ] 1642 words
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Commentary on Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince - ... Machiavelli decides to present his work to Lorenzo Medici, although it was formerly intended to be given to Giuliano Medici; Giuliano’s death led to the change of decision to be Lorenzo. He wishes to be of some use to the Medici empire through presenting this work, and hopes that he may regain some status in the Florentine government. He was an official in the Florentine Republic for many years, with responsibilities in diplomatic affairs, when the Medici were out of power. After the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence, he hastily comprised The Prince....   [tags: Italy, Renaissance, Politics] 1039 words
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Adventures of Prince A & Princess L - Prologue Once upon a time, like how most fairy tales start out, there were two grand kingdoms that was unknown to each other because they were far, far apart. They both decided to throw a party for their newborn child. One was a handsome little boy and one a beautiful small girl. The kingdoms handed out many invitations to family and friends to attend that the kingdoms found out about each other. The kings and queens were angry because the parties were on the same day. The two kingdoms fought and decided to just host one party....   [tags: personal narrative] 2314 words
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Ideas of Virute in Machiaveli's The Prince - Machiavelli has a consistent teaching about virtue in The Prince, and it is that virtue isn’t something that consists of being the utmost good, but instead something that is just so amazing it deserves the acclaim of others. The idea of this virtuous act is based off of two main key concepts, which are justice and power. Although virtuous meaning by good people was all well and good and meant to fix things, it was truly whoever had the power or could manipulate the virtue that had the power. That is the overwhelming mindset that has been controlling the world for at least the last couple thousand years....   [tags: justice, statesmen, leadership]
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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli - ... Machiavelli distinguishes between different principalities, how to acquire and retain them. A recurring theme for princes to ensure their security is to expunge the former rulers, so that the people already accustomed to living under a prince will naturally succumb to the new prince; they will be ‘accustomed to obey’ (Marriott 2001, p. 27). Most of the time it is advised that the prince must reside in the principality to establish colonies that align with him. The author often speaks of a ‘wise man’ (Marriott 2001, p....   [tags: book review and analysis] 2031 words
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The Prince and The Discourses by Niccolo Machiavelli - ... The connections between the contemporary era of Florence and the ancient era of Rome will be discussed later, in each section of the paper. According to Machiavelli, one of the first contributions that the Florentine populace should make to its state is by supporting its ruler and participating in politics; this is because well-organized governments generally have strong rulers who came into power with the supports of the plebs. By looking at Machiavelli's list of qualities that rulers must possess, it is clear to see that he puts a strong emphasis on the importance of the ruler's ability to get the support of the populace....   [tags: Florence leadership in the Renaissance] 1764 words
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Analysis of Machiavelli´s The Prince - ... With this in mind, Machiavelli addresses how a prince should best use love, hate, fear, and cruelty to garner the most effective political rule possible. For a prince to “lay his foundation on the people, who are the keepers of morality” he must first understand the nature of his subjects (Intro X). Once he understands human nature he will be able to address the issues of his state. Machiavelli teaches that, in general, men have no natural inclination towards goodness. They can, therefore, be made and kept good only by necessity....   [tags: Ruler, Poiltician, Dominance] 616 words
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Qualities of a Leader in Machiavelli's The Prince - In Machiavelli’s, The Prince, he listed seven of the characteristics that he thought a leader had to have to be a good leader. However, some of these tenants had conflicts concerning the lack of thought towards actual human nature. One of the tenants specifically said,”Virtue can ruin a person, and vice can bring success.” This statement seems logical when you first look at it, but, as you delve into the actual meaning of the tenant, you realize it is more complex and misleading than before. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of virtue is,”morally good behavior and character”....   [tags: morals, vices, deceiving] 577 words
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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli - Machiavelli’s The Prince has been widely interpreted as representative of political behavior that is violent and deceitful. As such, the term Machiavellian has to come to be associated with deviousness, ruthlessness, and power politics. The issue of whether or not Machiavelli can be considered a Machiavellian himself is difficult to resolve because of the complexity of the arguments he puts forth in both The Prince and Discourses. While the claims made in the former are more focused on the individual, namely the “prince,” those posited in the latter describe phenomena on a broader spectrum, having to do with human nature and society at large....   [tags: sociopolitical analysis] 680 words
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Rose and The Ugly Prince - ... ‘But I cannot sing,' rose said. The Butterfly flew into the air and landed on rose's lips, and then, with a tiny flutter of its colorful wings, it was gone. And when rose opened her mouth and sang, it was the sweetest sound you've ever heard. ‘The Butterfly was right!' she cried happily. 'I can sing. ‘And so Rose set off up the great black mountain to find the Starmaker's palace. The mountain was steep, and there were thick dark forests where wolves and crocodiles and all manner of frightening creatures were....   [tags: Peasant, Poverty, Murder] 790 words
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The Prince by Nichollo Machiavelli - ... Machiavelli states "An insightful ruler, thusly, can't and ought not keep his word of honor when such a recognition of confidence might be to his burden and when the reasons which made him guarantee are uproot. What's more if men were all great, his standard might not be great; however since men are a disgusting part and won't keep their guarantees to you, you in like manner need not keep yours to them." When contrasting this articulation and President Obama's at first made guarantees and the measure of makes a guarantee to he really kept and moves he made to fight issues concerning the American native one can unmistakably see that Obama's political system is fundamentally the same to Ma...   [tags: literary analysis, book review, classic] 1012 words
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Prince Albert and Queen Victoria - No matter who you are, everyone enjoys a great love story. There is a love story in particular, the one of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, that is unique when compared to other’s in history. While being a hopeful story, it is also one of sadness. There were numerous significant details of their love that stuck out the most, as to all stories like it. The love story of Victoria and Albert was truly great because of the devotion to each other that showed itself in their love at first sight, marriage, their children, Albert’s death, Victoria’s life without Albert, and even in the legacy of their love....   [tags: notorious romances of the XIX century] 1681 words
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Book Review: The Prince - ... However, criminal acts or extreme cruelty can also end up in the acquisition of a new principality. In some cases, new principalities are civic principalities, which are given by the will of the people. Ecclesiastical principalities, however, belong to the Catholic Church. They are known as the Papal States. Machiavelli goes on to explain how rulers from each principality can make the best of it and obtain their power. The next few chapters talk about four different types of armies: mercenaries, auxiliaries, native troops, and mixed troops....   [tags: Niccolo Macchiavelli]
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Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince - More than 480 years ago, Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince was published. It established a system of governance influential still today. His ideas were available before thinkers such as Rousseau and Locke. Men who believed that government derived its just powers from the consent of the governed. Machiavelli, unlike Rousseau and Locke, did not suggest government of the people, but government were power was centralized and secure in the hands of an elite few. His ideas, for example, led to the rise of France as a world power under the leadership of Louis XIV, arguable one of the most successful monarchs in European history....   [tags: governance, power, leaders]
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