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  • Cesare Borgia

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    Cesare Borgia was a famous politician and cardinal in Italy, but his rise to power is controversial because of the immorality that was necessary to get to that position. Cesare Borgia is mentioned many times in The Prince by Niccoló Machiavelli because of the discussion of whether it is appropriate to achieve goals by immoral means. Before passing judgment on Cesare Borgia it’s important to be aware of all the immoral actions he took over his lifetime. Cesare Borgia did many things that are considered

  • Machiavelli's The Prince: Cesare Borgia

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    relationship of fear that must occur within a nation’s citizens is through the example of Cesare Borgia. Borgia was able to control and manipulate his powers through the extensive use of force. He only came to power out of luck and good fortune, but his power was worked to maintain. Through killing his opponents, creating his own army, securing his own state, and killing local rulers, people were terrified to gross Borgia. Within The Prince, Machiavelli is not necessary saying that a ruler should use their

  • The Corruption And Immorality Of The Catholic Church

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    Machiavelli’s La Mandragola is a satire which focuses on major flaws in the world: the corruption and immorality of the Catholic Church. La Mandragola describes a great, wise, and virtuous woman, Lucrezia, who is turned sour and spoils. Lucrezia is manipulated by men to adhere to their wants and needs and, in the end, she becomes what every husband fears—unfaithful. This is very comparable to the behavior of the Catholic church during the same period; thus, Machiavelli thought to draw a parallel

  • Niccolo Machiavelli Humanism

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    to write,” It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both”. This quote can be looked at different ways but he point comes off as be a strong ruler and show no compassion. Machiavelli would go on and even give an example of Cesare Borgia. Borgia was the man who restores Romagna by being

  • Analysis Of Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

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    When Niccolo Machiavelli wrote his famous publication The Prince in 1513, he never could have imagined his novel’s legacy, especially in a postmodern world consisting of a majority of democracies rather than oligarchies. More than merely a testament to Renaissance history, the book’s advice is surprisingly pertinent to modern politics, especially concerning partisan feuds within the US. Perhaps the most recently recognized example of this phenomenon is Donald Trump’s controversy over his acceptance

  • Totalitarianism In The Prince By Niccol?? Machiavelli's The Prince

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    In our world, most societies support governments that work in a righteous way, but how can acting righteously be effective in a chaotic world full of crime and war?  In the novel The Prince by Niccoló Machiavelli, a dystopian society is defined as an illusion of a perfect government which is maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, and totalitarian control. This illusion fades however, once one recognizes how these actions beneficially impact a society by uniting and protecting the country. Throughout

  • Socrates And Machiavelli

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    everything correctly in his eyes but got very unlucky (Machiavelli, 1950). This person is Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois. He was given territory by his father, Pope Alexander VI. He became a vicious ruler, one that Machiavelli extremely admired and claimed to have had ruled perfectly. Machiavelli admired how Borgia came into power and instantly took out any allies/armies he had a lack of trust with. Next, Borgia “…appointed Messer Remirro de Orco, a cruel and able man, to whom he gave the fullest authority”

  • Machiavelli And The Apology Of The Prince

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    Machiavelli writes The Prince centuries after Plato documents Socrates in Crito and The Apology. Despite the different time periods, both Machiavelli and Socrates experience times of turmoil where the concept of democracy was questioned. However, the different time periods cause the views and purposes of Machiavelli’s writing to largely differ from Socrates. Machiavelli writes in a time of turmoil where Italy was a bunch of small, fragmented states and when the Medici’s struggled to regain power

  • Analysis Of The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli

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    than Plato’s as they are representative of human nature, but Machiavelli fails to give a “perfect” ideation of his prince. Machiavelli uses the example of Cesare Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander VI, as his hero. Borgia was instructed to control Romagna whose citizens were causing political unrest and not paying taxes. To do this, Borgia appointed a duke, Messer Remirro de Orco, to bring order to the territory through violence if necessary. De Orco goes to Romagna and commits murder to have people

  • Machiavelli: Personal and Political Implications Essay example

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    than just the rare skill of recognizing the path of Fortune. To be a truly notable ruler, or human being in general, one must go beyond recognizing and preparing a plan to actually taking action. This is the point at which Pope Julius II and Cesare Borgia are praised by Machiavelli. Pope Julius entered his rule at a time when "the temporal powers of the Pope were little