This impacted Machiavelli and his standing in Florentine society because of his connection to the Medici family and because he was not a religious leader in the city. The religious and political turmoil Dante lived amongst also shaped his views on violence. The Guelf-Ghibelline conflict resulted in Dante’s exile, and his Inferno shows how that conflict and his exile shaped his views of violence. Since a conflict that affects an entire city-state is often violent, placing violent people deep into hell shows how Dante felt about violence and the negative affect it had on
PSA 1: Machiavelli Q1 Response: What, per Machiavelli, is the basis of political authority? Machiavelli has multiple political principles: 1. He discusses the need for a prince to be both good and feared, depending on the circumstances. He talks about making examples of individuals to control the populace rather than allowing chaos to reign which permits widespread murder and looting. 2.
He came into conflict with anyone who opposed him or his views. He carried himself as a supreme individual and focused on his own ambition rather than the good of the people. This course touches on political and social components during the period. The influential society and intellectuals of this era caused issues throughout the modern period. However, these conflicts are what helped make history.
In Antigone, the chorus is used to express the concerns of the Thebans who are too frightened by Creon’s power to confront him themselves. In the beginning, the chorus defends Creon’s laws, for they state that “[the] laws of the land, and the justice of the gods… / [will cause him] and his city [to] rise high” (Antigone 410-412). Although, when they learn as to how Creon enforces his laws, their views change, and they state that “even I [now] would rebel against the king” (Antigone 895-896). Creon’s abuse of power has become too barbaric to ignore, causing even his supporters to desire rebellion.
As a student, one lesson, which is integral and important to me, is the level of belief in, prophesies and dark powers that were available and manifested in the nation of Thebes, where Oedipus was the king. King Oedipus himself confesses that there is prophecy cast upon him that he would murder his father
Hamlet and Macbeth deal with the desire for royal power and its aftermaths. This comparative study takes us to the possible outcome that a tragic villain can possess qualities that can be on par with the tragic heroes. Being hero-villains, Macbeth and Claudius exhibit similarities. Both are tyrants, usurpers, murderers, aspiring, ambitious, courageous and treacherous. Though Richard III can also be compared with Macbeth and Claudius, Shakespeare’s presentation of that character projects more of his villainous nature than of his heroic qualities because he is cruel from nature.
Dizza Marie B. Cantalejo COMPOLG A51 Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince In reading Niccolo Machiavelli’s book “The Prince”, this inspires me in the whole concept of power as a leader. Thus, it gave me a background on the proper use and strategies of power. Power for me is the cause of human evilness. People who have the power are usually abusing it in a sense that they are using it to threaten people.
Evil vs Evil:Jack vs Macbeth People who thirst for power hungry will commit evil acts to remain in power. In the novel “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, and the play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, there are two wicked characters who killed and manipulated for power. Take Jack, a once preppy choir boy turned tyrant and Macbeth a once brave and loyal warrior turned tyrant. Jack and Macbeth are two characters who are ambitious, whose personalities darkly change throughout their stories and who are evil. Jack is bent on power from the beginning whereas, Macbeth is manipulated by three witches and his wife to take power.
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
He believes we can be trustworthy but we quickly turn selfish. He mentions qualities that seem to be the right thing to do but shows weakness instead, and it he rules with cruelness then it will make him strong. “We find some qualities that look like virtues, yet-if the prince practices them-they will Be his destruction, and other qualities that look like vices, yet- if he practices them-they will bring him safety and well-being.” Machiavelli’s conception of human nature reflected number of traits that inherent in
Lakeisha has shown good interest in History this term. She has demonstrated a good understanding of sequencing historical events in chronological order and the difference between primary and secondary sources of information. Lakeisha struggled to write objectively when presenting her findings in her Narrabeen Man report. She participate well in class discussions. Amelia has been very enthusiastic in history this term.
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.