Machiavelli - Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince acts as a...

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Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince acts as a practical ‘how to’ manual, instructing Medici (the prince of Florence, in who this book was dedicated) on what to do as a prince, what not to do, how to maintain power, how to act, and ultimately how to rule successfully. He uses simple, logistical language in order for his instructions to be understood as easy as possible. Machiavelli’s humanistic education is prevalent in each of his lessons, as he references the successes and failures of rulers of the past and applies them to the ruling world of today. The political dishevelment of the time and the constant switching of power inspired Machiavelli to lay out a clear map of how to maintain control and become a triumphant prince. Although, many of the characteristics he suggests a prince to uphold, are not deemed ‘nice’, Machiavelli candidly reports about these and how they are the necessary steps to order. To be or not to be virtuous, that is the question a prince has to ask himself when it
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