Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

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The Prince was written by Niccolo Machiavelli in the 18th century. The book describes the perfect ruler. This piece was written in honor of Lorenzo De Medici, to gain the Medici family’s favor. Even though at the end of the book Machiavelli is basically graveling and praising Medici, the reader can sense Machiavelli’s mockery of patriarch and nobility. It is a very reasonable conclusion that Machiavelli does not like the monarchy, however he wishes to return to the city and work so he can provide for his family. He did not believe in what he was writing, he was just writing what needed to be written for his and his family’s survival. This statement suggests, that a ruler must have a strong will and must have a mean strike. Someone might view

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