Ultimately, though, Machiavelli concludes that while a prince may not have all of these qualities, he must seem to have them. He must seem as virtuous as possible to the people, but, as previously stated, due to the inherently evil nature of man, he must also be prepared to work against virtue. However, if a prince has previously had a reputation of goodness, his actions will always be justified by the people and future wrongdoings will be excused. In conclusion, while a prince must strive to be multifaceted in order to succeed, he must also at the very least appear to be multifaceted and have a virtuous
It is better to be feared that to be loved, if you can’t be both. He should only be feared but not hated. The love could change as soon as the ruler withdrew benefits and concessions. Dishonesty and Fraud, according to Machiavelli, it was not always essential for a prince to be honest. Fraud was no dishonesty in politics.
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.
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,” . In Machiavelli’s opinion, be feared is more important since it is safer. Even though, it is best to answer that a prince should be both, feared and loved, however it is still very difficult or near impossible to unite them in one person, especially a ruler. Either one must be dispensed with due to be asserted in general of men.
Machiavelli’s The Prince (2012) is often misunderstood as a sort of “manual” for tyrants, mostly due to his infamous “better to be loved than feared or feared than loved” quote (p. 59). This oft-cited but tenuously understood quotation seems to have secured its place in history as the go-to phrase when discussing cruel and dictatorial leadership. The “feared/loved” quote, however, was not written to condone or promote tyranny. According to Machiavelli (2012), a leader always should “wish to be both,” while recognizing and accepting the fact that it is “difficult to unite [love and fear] in one person” (p. 59).
The evidence clearly shows that Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet because he could've gave some helpful advice but he decided to get involved because he is loyal to both of them. We also see he is loyal when Juliet threatens to kill herself because he had to intervene and make the plan. This theme is very important to all humanity because you can trust someone and be loyal so much, but if one thing goes wrong it could all come back and hurt you in the
Montresor acts as if he is worried the conditions of the vaults will worsen the conditions of Fortunato, who has already been afflicted with a severe cold. This action would have given Fortunato a more comfortable feeling towards Montresor. When one person shows concern towards another’s well being, it provides the other person with a feeling of comfortability. As a result of this, Fortunato does not think twice when asked if he wants to visit the catacombs. Poe uses a villain protagonist, like Montresor, “...who hate their enemies but whose hate becomes even more sinister and implacable because they mask it with signs of affection.”
As Machiavelli stated in the second sentence of the source, “It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with…” Machiavelli claimed that a prince must not put all of his faith in the people because they will turn against you whenever there is a difficult time. He instead explains that it is better to instill fear in the common people to avoid hatred amongst the people. He support the leadership on fear and power. He states that it is important to instill fear because the common people will look to him for assistance instead of hating him in times of need. There was a similar idea for leadership by Thomas
Machiavelli noticed that princes that always honor their word are praised, however, princes that succeeded are those that gave their word lightly and knew how to trich men. This goes back to the topic of loyalty and how human nature influences politics. Machiavelli expressed that a ruler must learn to fight with both force and law, being half man and half beast. By doing this, a prince would know how to respond accordingly to his subjects. Machiavelli again describes man as “wretched creatures who would not keep their promises to [the prince], [so he does] not need to keep [his] word to them.”
Richard Connell portrays a dark and evil tone by using the word “pleasure” after talking about hunting and killing men. Since Rainsford is opposed to Zaroff's actions, it makes Rainsford stand out as a better character compared to the evil actions of Zaroff. It is important to be able to recognize the moral people and the evil people in ones life so that one associates with the right group of people; therefore, one will not be betrayed, but instead, one would be happy. Similarly, Ray Bradbury uses a dark and evil tone to help
Though many view Machiavelli as evil, his teachings are better seen as harsh and stable. Richard III has much to learn from Machiavelli, for his rule is unstable and overly oppressive. Machiavelli makes the distinction that one should either gain the subjects' approval or should crush them unforgivingly, two opposite extremes. Richard, however, switches between his type of ruling: somtimes he orders people to die, while other times he manipulates them, sparing their life. As Machiavelli teaches his audience in his book The Prince, if one hurts his subjects in a not fatal manner, they will strike back, seeking revenge; and this is exactly what happens to Richard.
Both the great Machiavelli and courageous Luther were influenced by the renaissance Humanist movement. A Humanist is someone with an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to humans rather than divine or supernatural matters and the abstract. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems. Machiavelli was an intelligent man that was a known Italian Renaissance historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer. Martin Luther was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a prominent figure in the Protestant Reformation.
Why has Machiavelli name synonymous with evil? There are several reasons and all can be found in the book, The Prince, by Machiavelli. The Prince is an interpretation of how Machiavelli believes one should live their lives and accomplish their goals. One can achieve their answer to the question through the evaluation of Machiavelli on the religion of Christianity and Machiavelli on Classical Thought. Some often perceived Machiavelli’s teachings as evil, but Machiavelli thought otherwise.