"The Prince" Questions

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Genesis Gonzalez Mr.Lee-5 AP European History 29 October 2012 “The Prince” Project Of the Qualities for Which Men, and Most of all Princes, are Praised and Blamed 1. Which qualities does Machiavelli say leaders will reap praise? Blame? a. Praise: courageous, merciful, faithful, religious, trustworthy, generosity, humane b. Blame: coward, miserliness, cruelty, treacherous, unbeliever 2. Which kind of qualities does Machiavelli recommend rulers to follow? Machiavelli recommends the rulers to follow the good qualities, unless needs to protect himself from a vice who would not lose the state for him or be prudent enough to escape a vice who would lose the state for him. Of Liberality and Miserliness 3. Why does…show more content…
A prince is respected as well when he is a true friend and a true enemy, meaning that he sides with another prince against another with no reservation. A prince should show that he that he is a lover of talent and give recognition to men who have ability. He should encourage his subjects to be free in trade and reward them because they are benefiting his city or state by aggrandizing it. How Flatterers Should Be Avoided 13. What is the danger of flattery? The danger of flattery is that it is common that powerful men become self-absorbed, and wanting to defend yourself brings the danger of being despised. 14. How should a prince go about avoiding flattery? A prince should go about flattery by making men understand that telling the truth will not offend him. He should only let wise advisors speak to him and only when he calls for their advice. He should not listen to anyone else and be firm in his decisions. If the prince is kept from the truth, there will be punishment. Analysis: 15. Describe the ideal leader, according to Machiavelli. According to Machiavelli, the ideal leader has good qualities in him unless provoked and in need to protect himself. A leader should not be too generous because then he will become poor. He will also start himself a reputation that will backfire. If he runs out of money to give, and can give no longer, he will be hated for not giving.
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