Machiavellian Leader in Oedipus

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Syfrig 1 Spencer Syfrig February 7 2006 Machiavellian Leader in Oedipus Nicollo Machiavelli was a philosopher, writer, historian, and playwright. He created the philosophy known as ‘Machiavellianism’ and wrote about it in his book The Prince. Machiavellianism is used to describe a person whom manipulates others for personal gain. Some of the characteristics of a Machiavellian leader are: does not respect the masses, inspires fear, deceitful and manipulative, cruel, adaptable, and achieves their goals. The play Oedipus Rex , written by Sophocles in the first century, lacks a lacks a Machiavellian leader. There are three characters that show leadership in the play: Oedipus, Tiresias, and Creon. None of these should be considered a Machiavellian leader. Oedipus is the king of Thebes. He shows some of the characteristics of a Machiavellian leader but lacks some of the traits as well. Oedipus respects the masses as shown by his act of trying to end the plague in Thebes. He sends Creon to the oracle to
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