Machiavelli

Machiavelli - Syfrig 1 Spencer Syfrig Febuary 14, 2006 Is...

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Syfrig 1 Spencer Syfrig Febuary 14, 2006 Is There a Machiavellian Leader in Oedipus Rex ? Nicollo Machiavelli was a brilliant man whose activities spanned philosophy, writing, history, and play writing. His book The Prince later inspired ‘Machiavellianism’. This term is used to describe a person whom manipulates others for personal gain. Some of the characteristics of a Machiavellian leader include: does not respect the masses, inspires fear, is deceitful and manipulative, is cruel, is adaptable, and achieves their goals. To be a Machiavellian leader one must meet all of the aforementioned characteristics. The play Oedipus Rex , written by Sophocles in the first century, lacks such a leader. There are three characters that show leadership in the play: Oedipus, Tiresias, and Creon. Although each character meets some of the characteristics, none meet all the requirements and should not be considered a Machiavellian leader. Oedipus is the king of Thebes. He shows some of the characteristics of a
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