When time passes through, as long as people reject to collaborate with the person with bad behavior, it is no longer possible for him to have good relationships with anyone. Therefore, being a notorious man makes everyone keep distance with him and brings lots of obstacles in one’s life, no matter in career and marriage while they both needs good bonding with others. In order to maintain good behavior and relationship, betraying friend should be
Claiming that he never truly did love her and proving that her father was right about him, “You should not have believ’d me, for virtue cannot/ so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it/ i lov’d you not.” (3.1.117-19) Hamlet’s motives for doing this could be to keep Ophelia out of everything and to not bring her anymore pain if anything was to happen to him as he went through with his plans. It could also be that he is still acting out as the anger/sadden son and that he needs to keep up with the act of seeming crazy to the onlookers. This action also connects to multiple other hasty and rash doings by hamlet that in a way is cutting of ties to his “old life” before he was visited by his father’s ghost and that thinking to himself, that if he’s going to succeed after everything he’s already done, he’ll need to cut ties to anybody that he could at one point had attachments to. There are hints in the line that Hamlet says to Ophelia after saying they need to make themselves clean of this relationship and cut all ties they had with each other from the past. At the same time saying that they shall “relish” in the memories which mean bring great joy to themselves thinking about how much
Machiavelli says it is better to be feared. He states in the text The Prince, Chapter IV , “Therefore a prince, so long as he keeps his subjects united and loyal, ought not to mind the reproach of cruelty; this means that as long as Machiavelli does this he is allowed to be cruel. If you are one who shows mercy that will allow “disorders to arise, from which allow murders or robberies.” When you show that you have a soft spot that is when you will began to get walked all over and people will take advantage. On the other hand, when you are feared people will take you serious and show you more respect because they know that you are cruel and you don’t show any mercy. Also “It is impossible for the new prince to avoid the imputation of cruelty, owing to new states being full of dangers” it states in The Prince, Chapter IV.
Oliver does not see winding the Olifant as a dishonorable thing to do. He wants to defeat the Saracens for his king and thinks that they would better do that with back-up. However, Roland does and so he does not blow it. “God forbid / A deed of mine bring shame upon my kin / And lovely France be shamed for what I did.” (p.32) Roland thinks that if he
This, however, is a huge mistake because Antony seeks this chance to successfully turn the crowd against the conspirators. Brutus, who is so noble, is too naive to understand that others may not act as righteously as he does. Hence, Brutus fully trusting Antony to keep his promise demonstrates his naivety. It is his nobility that prevents him to see that others may not be as noble as he is. As a consequence, Brutus’s nobility leads him to his
Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. Machiavelli was believed to be one of the most contentious political philosophers of his time. Machiavelli began working in the Florence government at a young age, employed as a "Florentine secretary." Throughout his employment with the government of Florence, Machiavelli started to notice the power that one person had over an entire country. In 1513 Machiavelli wrote what would become one of his most well-known works “The Prince,” in which Machiavelli voices his political concepts of ruling a country.
As power changed hands many unqualified people took the throne. It did not matter if these people had royal blood,for it did not affect their ability to lead. The worst leaders are the people who are selfish, whereas they only act when it was beneficial to themselves. These leaders have a fear of change,as a result this fear made them execute any person that said words against them. The lousy leaders have poor character,in fact they lack any sort of integrity.
The ideal leader is neither loved nor hated, but respected. He cannot be too generous, because that increases people 's expectations of him and it is impossible to keep buying the people 's love as the price gets too high. Yet, the prince should not be hated due to his violent nature, because that rises up. The prince should act in ways that keep him in power and maintain his own power. He should be able to read the character and motives of others in order to use them for his own ends.
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
In The Prince, Machiavelli discusses that a prince should be generous, feared, and always keep his word. The statements mentioned by Machiavelli are words of advice for the prince to be as successful as possible during his time ruling. Although I myself am not a prince, I can analyze these statements using my own morals, which align with Machiavelli's point of view. When needed, the prince must take action to procure money, which could be done through raising tax prices excessively. According to Machiavelli, “This will begin to make him hateful to his subjects and, if he becomes impoverished, he will be held in low regard by everyone” (55).