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Carolyn Marcus Mandragola Response Professor Phillips-Court Machiavelli’s Mandragola features many interesting characters, but the most fascinating character, in my opinion, is Messer Nicia. The irony surrounding his character kept me entertained throughout the entire play: despite his extreme naivety and foolishness, he was affluent and had a beautiful wife. Machiavelli exhibited the notion that knowledge is power by demonstrating the ease with which people fooled Messer Nicia. Despite his wealth, people continuously tricked him throughout the play. For example, Callimaco pretended to be a doctor by speaking a few words of Latin and acting knowledgeable in the medical field. Through Callimaco’s confidence in his role as a doctor, he ultimately tricked Nicia into convincing his wife to drink a potion and sleep with another man. All of the money in the world would not have made a difference in helping Nicia realize the extent to which he was being duped. Nicias’s full confidence in
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