Renaissance Prose Analysis: Machiavelli's The Prince

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Alessandro de Souza Ferreira Prof. Intihar English 201 May 6, 2015 Renaissance Prose Analysis: Machiavelli’s, The Prince On The Prince, written by Niccolò Machiavelli, the reader is presented with various recommendations of how to govern or acquire a state effectively. Moreover, the author presents elements that would affect or help princes and people nowadays to accomplish success on their life’s, such as: determination, brutality, learning from past experiences and liberality. Machiavelli explains to the reader that people is capable to shape their destiny by their determination, and that things do not occur only by luck. Moreover, the text mentions that the “half, or perhaps a little less” (Marriott, W. K. 25) of people actions occur do to willpower. However, these actions might result in favorable or unfavorable consequences depending on how well based a person is before taking a decision, and due to chance. Furthermore, Machiavelli compares fate to a woman because it usually favors people who is “less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her” (Marriott, W. K. 25), meaning that individuals who are willing to take higher risks and therefore are more brave, tend to have luck at their side. Also, it is important to consider this in our daily lives on the twenty-first century because nowadays, people who think out of the box and take unthinkable decisions are the more successful. For example, in Peru the blueberry market grew in the last five years
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