Machiavelli poses the question, “whether is is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved” (Chapter 17, Page 43). The patent answer would be, it is better to be loved and feared, but fear and love hardly ever converge. Machiavelli’s assessment to this question revives the concepts of human nature and virtue. The aspiration for a prince is to maintain the state, which involves the compliance of the people. Therefore, Machiavelli advocates that being feared is more dependable.
Machiavelli believed that men will follow a ruler as long as the ruler serves their interests, and a quick to turn against the ruler unless they fear great punishment. Machiavelli would say that it is best to be feared rather than loved as long as the fear does not cause hate, which he believed to be perfectly possible.
What causes a king in to considering violence? First, I believe that the fear of failure make kings to consider violence as an easier solution to achieve their long wished success. A brutal but easy way to handle the problems that does not affect the king so much. In the story of Macbeth you can clearly how he is noble and when he is chosen by the three witches to
Throughout Machiavelli’s The Prince, he goes into great detail of the characteristics of mankind and what an ideal prince should be like. One of the things that he talks about that is very questionable is whether it is better to be feared than to be loved. Machiavelli says that it better to be both feared and loved, but if he had to choose only one, he would pick fear. In order to be a great leader I feel that you should be loved because it will have a greater outcome in the future. A leader that is feared can turn into being disrespectful and being completely hated.
According to John Locke, an effective government must respect its people’s natural rights, which he argues is necessary because he believes that people have the ability to reason and are inherently good to govern themselves. Because the boys fail to implement this key governing component, they face the consequence of complete chaos and anarchy, which leads to multiple deaths. In John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government, he mentions the idea that “Governments exist by the consent of the people in order to protect the rights of the people and promote the public good, governments that fail to do so can be resisted and replaced with new governments.” [Locke]. Since he says that “governments exist by the consent of the people”, he is saying that
A prince’s “end justifies the means,” arguing that the path to power does not matter but only the results (The Prince, 66). Henry is aware that the war incites “much fall of blood,” asserting Machiavelli’s belief that success incurs a cost (Henry V,
While the government is more of a major ruler like earth. ‘’But they put themselves in a level with wood and earth and stones [...] than men of straw or a lump of dirt’’. Henry’s ethos shows the audience of his strategy of going against the government corruption. Henry’s speech was well-planned out to shows his audience of his experience when rebelling the government; in addition, receiving forced punishment for not paying his poll-tax. He thought out things that made himself to commit this disobedience against the government and wanted to express his experience of his ideas and strategy to disobey the government.
The traditional view of a king was to rule a kingdom and sort out the injustice that the people wanted justice for. Not only did a king control the laws, politics and economics of their kingdom, the king was seen as strong enough to help lead their country into battles and come back with a victory. Henry was under pressure to make the Tudor family a successful line of Kings to help carry on a legacy, daughters were not part of his plan.
Restraining his anger, Odysseus “stood up to it, steady as a rock” (463-4). Evidently, this psychological torment requires great strength to resist, however, the king disregards this as he is “fighting a battle for the sake of his own possessions” (471). When the honor of his family and household are in question, the king tolerates acts of disrespect because he knows that “pausing was essential” (Shapiro) in order to comprehend the distant consequences of impulsive
*The taking of a human life is justified when it is to show the loyalty to one’s country. Loyalty to one’s country can be a valued quality that citizens look for in their nation’s leaders. This allows them to overlook some questionable actions that are performed by leaders. The senators of Rome in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar sense that they need to take action against the rising Julius Caesar. The conspirators see him as a ruthless ruler who will change