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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

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In the Prince by Machiavelli, he describes how a prince or a leader should be. He even took the time to elaborately describe different characteristics that a prince should have. These chapters include what appears to be a non-traditional advice of the qualities of a prince. This includes keeping his reputation, generosity versus parsimony, cruelty versus mercy, keeping his word or promise and avoiding contempt and hatred. These qualities intermingle and are interconnected with each other. And it is also significant and important on how the rest of the chapters relay how a prince should act or behave, such as in the chapter of the prudence of the prince.
In the Prince, Machiavelli describes the need of a prince to become truthful. This is in relation with keeping his promise. A prince is dignified and honored, he is praised and reveled when he keeps his word. But the fact is a prince should be able to keep up the illusion of being truthful and honorable despite not really following through with his promise. It is an important quality of a prince. He is not required to always follow through with promises. What is more important is how he is able to show his men that he can fulfill promises despite of not fulfilling it. Virtuosity is important though it depends on the situation. This is in relation to avoiding contempt and hatred. As it is described, a prince should be able to keep together his men through his own actions and behavior. This particular trait is very important when we read the entire chapter, or even the entire piece. Machiavelli inform us that although those in power seem to be strong and determined, truthful and virtuous, what they really are very good in is keeping up with the appearance of what expected of them. What is expected of them may not really be what is happening, but when the people see it as what they expect their leader to be, they become one, they feel stronger and they abide by the rules set by the prince. This encourages peace within the people.

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