Machiavelli 's The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli

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In Niccolo Machiavelli 's book The Prince, is an series of advice given by Machiavelli himself to a prince. During the chapters of 14 to 19, Machiavelli unravels the ideas and qualities it takes to be a prince. In the following sections, he also explains the virtues and vices that might be required for a prince. This paper will analyze certain sections from the reading and how the traditional interpretation of Machiavelli which advises immoral choices and from a different standpoint showing other possible ways that Machiavelli 's advice would be a moral or ethical choice. The idea of understanding these advices is to help the readers understand what the prince needs to know and what choices he needs to make, whether moral or immoral. In chapter 14, Machiavelli believes that the study of war should be one of the prince 's main goal. In the reading Machiavelli states, "For among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised..." (Chapter 14). With this being said Machiavelli advises that to gain loyalty from your own soldiers is to understand the art of war...

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