Pros And Cons Of Malcolm Machiavelli

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Life is full of people who were meant to lead, and others who were meant to follow. This aspect of life has dissipated over recent years, but it was one of the most important aspects of life during the time of feudalism. Kings and queens were the most important aspect of a nation, their personal ability lent itself directly to the stability and prosperity of the kingdom. There are thousands of examples of terrible monarchs in history, but less examples of ‘good’ monarchs exist. Frederick the Great of Prussia, Victoria of The United Kingdom, Joseph II, and Louis XIV are examples of monarchs that have used their extreme amounts of influence to exert their force on the world in order to win favor for their realm. All of these monarchs followed the same set of rules, a set of rules and suggestions compiled in the book titled The Prince, by Machiavelli. Here, Machiavelli sets down the basic rules, the dos and don’ts, and the importance of proper governance for a monarch in the Renaissance. The many tips are followed by all of these monarchs, and …show more content…

In order to understand Macduff’s integrity, he would employ one of his greatest tools, manipulation. Malcolm is able to pry into Macduff by lying about himself and actually does find his true loyalty, this is extremely important to the Machiavellian idea of a good monarch. Without the ability to compromise and deal with others to win out their loyalty is incredibly important to the stability of an entire kingdom, and especially important for a monarch in such a precarious situation as Malcolm. This idea can be applied to all potential supporters of Malcolm’s claim, as he needs as many bodies as possible to oust Macbeth from the Scottish realm. However, too much manipulation is a recipe for disaster as nobody follows a liar, Malcolm easily maneuvers this obstacle by revealing his lies to

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