Essays Tagged: "machiavellian"

HOW SHOULD WE ACT AS LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY? A comparison between Nicollo MAchiavelli's theories for leadership and those of the Catholic Church

ch's central idea of a leader is "what a leader does is what a leader is". This is contradictory to Machiavellian principle which suggests that a leader must learn to deceive, lie and even act against ... uring of individual qualities within the community and bringing success to all, not just the leader.Machiavellian theories suggest that a leader needs to become more effective, less fearful and more s ...

(5 pages) 195 1 2.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Real Machiavelli

r gangsters." The 10th edition of Webster's Collegiate Dictionary informs latter-day students that "Machiavellian" means "marked by cunning, duplicity or bad faith." (Curry 5) After these, Machiavelli ... iavelli is only these chapters of The Prince. So they believed that if a man is cruel, he is also a Machiavellian. Evaluating a person by looking only a part of him, is not a correct behavior. Machiav ...

(6 pages) 142 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Vlad Dracula, Vlad the impaler, Vlad tepes

ennial of the gothic masterpiece provides us with a good pretext to dive back into the life of this machiavellian fifteenth century leader - an initiative that will enable us to better appreciate the ...

(7 pages) 111 1 3.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This essay is about the Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure. He is described as the old fantastical Duke of dark corners.

e as a very complex, hypocritical and contradictory character. To many critics, he is conveyed as a Machiavellian Prince, using others for his own political ends, and to some critics, a God-like figur ...

(6 pages) 88 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Machiavellian Monkeys, James Shreeve, Discover, June 1991.

Summary PaperMachiavellian Monkeys"The sneaky skills of our primate cousins suggest that we may oweour great inte ... our primate cousins suggest that we may oweour great intelligence to an inherited need to deceive."Machiavellian Monkeys, James Shreeve, Discover, June 1991.Fraud. Deception. Infidelity. Theft. When ... es? James Shreeve discusses the findings of hundreds of primatologists, which support the notion of Machiavellian intelligence in primates. He studied Machiavellian Intelligence in baboons, chimps, le ...

(3 pages) 34 0 2.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Two soliloquies.

and Act 2, Scene 1 but there are also contrasts. Most noticeably Iagos transformation from typical Machiavellian villain, whom the audience feel complicity towards, to a more severe, deceitful murder ...

(4 pages) 51 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Literary Essey: Machiavelli and "A Bronx Tale".

med to hold power over the rest of us. At an early age, these kids unknowlingly took advantage of a Machiavellian philosophy- It is better to be feared than loved. The movie A Bronx Tale depicts the p ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

King Lear - Edmund thou a villain is nonetheless a very intelligent man.

stration about the 'plague of custom' (Act 1 Scene 2) that keeps him on the fringes of society. His Machiavellian qualities include his political ambition and willingness to use unscrupulous methods t ...

(2 pages) 25 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Don John, the Angry Bastard

aligned against him.Don John's actions are taken out of a plain desire to do evil but instead in a Machiavellian move to gain power. If you not that he strikes at only the powerful, Claudio, the prin ...

(2 pages) 13 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Was force more important than persuasion in Mussolini's consolidation of power between 1924-29?

ary dictator'. But he did not. Bosworth suggests that this was due to a balancing effect which the 'Machiavellian' Italian parliamentary system had on him and at least for a while Mussolini engaged in ...

(7 pages) 56 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Was Machiavelli a Machiavellian?

e view of a Prince in the eyes of his subjects the question as to whether Machiavelli himself was a Machiavellian is a particularly interesting one. Machiavelli, in his role as emissary for the Floren ... act with the Medici who later ruled the republic are the sources that provide the basis of his work.Machiavellianism - "The political doctrine of Machiavelli, which denies the relevance of morality in ...

(8 pages) 100 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

William Shakespeare's Macbeth Lady Macbeth Rediscovered

is the case of Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The audience generally views her as a Machiavellian villain. They do not see past the few corrupt incidents that she is involved in, to re ... traits. Lady Macbeth uses her extreme intelligence to plot shady plans to obtain power, much like a Machiavellian villain. However, there are significant signs that she does in fact have a conscious, ...

(5 pages) 40 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss Machiavelli's view on morals and politics in the Prince

has been widespread debate among political theorists about his political morality. Today the term 'Machiavellian' used in everyday speech and has extremely negative connotations, a person so describe ...

(10 pages) 176 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Was it ever possible for the British to establish a fair solution to the Palestinian problem?

ate of Palestine the defining traits of man. An epitome of altruism in spirit yet egoism in action, Machiavellian interests in paradoxical apposition to honour and honesty, blinkered faith at the expe ...

(10 pages) 29 1 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays


questions, but please be sure to relate the soliloquy to Machiavelli.HAMLET'S FAMOUS SOLILOQUY AND MACHIAVELLIAN SENSE OF BEING AND ACTINGNiccolo Machiavelli, in his book, "The Prince" is brave enoug ... of the things that appear to be vices will bring him security and prosperity." (51, Machiavelli) In Machiavellian sense, if Hamlet had put a side his honor and moral principles, he would have been suc ...

(6 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Critique of Hitler's use of Machiavellan Principles.

Hitler: the Modern Machiavelli.In Adolf Hitler, the early twentieth century found a nearly flawless Machiavellian politician. He emerged from his nine-month imprisonment in 1924 a flawless tactician, ... wn led to his suicide on 30 April 1945. Adolf Hitler's political and military policy was flawlessly Machiavellian until he made his fatal mistake: the invasion of Russia and his failure to back out wh ...

(4 pages) 35 1 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II


icolo Machiavelli wrote "The Prince", about how a prince can rise in power, and maintain his power. Machiavellians tend to use a ruthless philosophy of hurting people before the people can hurt them, ... rid of anything in their way, they can stay in power for a long time. In Richard III, Richard used Machiavellian methods such as stopping at nothing, starting rumors to get people out of the way of t ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.3 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

To what extent was Germany responsible for the Second World War?

imple and clear-cut as it may perhaps seem at first.The German Fuhrer, Hitler, used realpolitik and Machiavellian tactics to further his cause in that he plotted the destruction of Czechoslovakia and ...

(8 pages) 84 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Is Macbeth a machiavellian character?

that possessed these qualities that was from a play? Shakespeare's character Macbeth represents the Machiavellian idea that a ruler should appear well in public, be smart and strong, and do what is ne ... else he would not have been able to gain power. As this specific incident shows Macbeth is using a Machiavellian ideal to push himself, and his power further.Shakespeare and Machiavelli knew that rul ...

(5 pages) 9 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Politics and Power in Organizations: Business Management

ositive or negative.Organizational politics can be discussed from two approaches, the first being a Machiavellian perspective, which is negatively perceived as a 'take no prisoners' attitude with a go ...

(8 pages) 444 0 1.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making