The Mandrake

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The Mandrake Name: University Name: Course: Instructor: Date: Two main characters and their role in this play Machiavelli's Mandragola performance has many exciting characters, in my opinion, the character that is captivating in this drama is Messer Nicia. The satire associated with his role kept the entire audience immersed in a barrage of laughter: despite his apparent foolishness and naivety, he was wealthy with an attractive and charming wife. Through the play, Machiavelli has wittingly portrayed the perception that knowledge is power through capturing the simplicity that shows Messer’s gullibility. The other characters in the play continuously trick him despite his affluence. In an illustration, Calimaco conjures up a lie…show more content…
References Sullivan, Vickie B. The Tragedy And Comedy of Machiavelli. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. Print. Maloney, Peter and Niccolò Machiavelli. Mandragola. NY, NY: Broadway Play Publishing, 2008.
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