To begin with, Machiavelli believes that a prince should learn attributes that are not typically considered good. In fact, in order to survive as a prince and hold onto a principality, one has to commit actions that are not virtuous. This
I. Machiavelli In his famous work the Prince Niccolo Machiavelli exposes what it takes to be a good prince and how only this good price and keep control over his state. There are many different qualities that make a man a good ruler but there are some that are more essential than others. In this work Machiavelli stresses the importance of being a warrior prince, a wise prince, and knowing how to navigate the duality of virtù and vices. Without these attributes there was no way that a prince could hold together their state and their people. This is a work that still influences us today and is still relevant in today’s complex society.
His mindset was simple. to manifest dismay and use the overwhelming power as a dictator. His intentions are clear, and his words are powerful. With a combination of rhetorical devices, a symphony of teachings are made and preached. Machiavelli is a strong advocate to use fear to herd together the common man, he begins his argument by asking a simple question, “ Here the question… safer than to be loved”.
In the book “The Prince” there was an advice that was one of the important factors that a prince should have in his knowledge. That was “cruelty and compassion; and whether it is better to be loved than feared” (Machiavelli 1916). It is better to have loved more, or vice versa, the book is a good example of the accuracy of its problems psychological in their early stages is one of the best parts of the mission. The gestation period for cruelty to replace the feeling of a prince, but he likes his subjects united and better, he should not worry loyal. Whether face criticism for his cruelty to his prince for a long time, or reverse.
In chapters six and seven of his book, “The Prince”, Niccolo Machiavelli stated that the difficulty in keeping and maintaining new principalities depends on how the prince acquired them. The principalities can be acquired either by one’s own arms and abilities or by the arms of others and by relying on luck or good fortune. Although the two options will both mitigate different problems and issues, Machiavelli argues that those who rely least on good fortune will come out the strongest. In this chapter, the dependent variable would be the difficulty a prince would experience in acquiring a principality. The independent variable then will be the method in acquiring the principality, whether through ability or good fortune.
Machiavelli describes the quality of being cruel as being good. When I hear the word cruelty I can imagine people hanging in the gallows, or being stretched by a turn wheel. This what I think they did in 1590’s. However, I don’t think Princes did this to people who betrayed him. Being cruel is a good quality according to Machiavelli.
What does Machiavelli say in regards to a prince being either feared or loved? Which, in Machiavelli’s opinion, is more important? Is it possible for a ruler to be both? Explain. Machiavelli say in regards to a prince being either feared or loved, in chapter 17, Machiavelli states “ is much safer to be feared than loved,” .
Machiavelli’s brutish method to win wars leads to the downfall of his own population which More evades. The population fluctuations create instability for the economy due to the inconsistency of citizens going to war. Moreover, the prince rules an empire which means that those who under in the prince’s rule must obey the fact that he wants to obtain more land: “destructor Cuello imperio . . .
These princes are the exemplars of power where one holds and other to take. More so, The Prince shows the cycle of power being lost and gained through the actions of every prince. With that, princes are the main actors to attain power or to lose power. In this paper, Machiavelli 's The Prince will be examined to study the actors, or princes, on the traits of power and the characteristics of a true prince for Machiavelli, while the study reiterates the examples or comparative facts that supported the work of reverence and of importance; it is to say, The Prince. The Princes are dependent variables.
Thus, Mansfield’s statement about Machiavelli can be extended to describe Chanakya as well: for both these men, “there is just one beginning—necessity.” Even in victory, both recommend generous behaviour towards the vanquished, letting them keep their traditions and treating captives well—both sought stability and order internally as well as externally. Both project a sense of paternalism towards the subjects of their realms, yet both are cognisant of the fact that the security of the realm is sometimes paid for by a high body count, hopefully the