Henry Thoreau And Niccolo Machiavelli

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Leadership is the most important quality for the head of any nation, or any other political leader. To be a good leader, you must have many attributes that qualify you for such a huge responsibility. There are good crisis leaders who would fail in a period of "calm." What is clear, is that leadership is a complicated concept. We have consistently found that good leaders have passion and values, confidence yet humility, knowledge and realism; Having these attributes and the ability to use them and develop them in others is the foundation for reaching goals and being successful in a leadership position. Henry David Thoreau and Niccolo Machiavelli are two men who have influenced some of the most influential people in the world, as the two were writing to different audiences, it 's easy to see why their ideologies might clash or unite; Henry Thoreau and Niccolo Machiavelli both use an abundant amount of rhetorical strategies in both of their stories, including ethos, pathos, and logos; both of the stories also have their fair share of differences.

The main rhetorical device in “The Prince” is logos. Nearly every sentence from the passage could be considered logical. Machiavelli achieves this through his formal and straightforward narration, which helps him maintain objectivity. His use of logos helps achieve his propose by delivering concise facts about the proper way to rule during this period of time. By employing logic, Machiavelli manages to deliver his purpose consistently…
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