Machiavelli The Prince Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… Machiavelli talked about the concept of honors and rewards as well as cherishing talents and powers. These agreements are important to being a sound leader. ( "The Prince," Ch 21) Machiavelli shows the importance that a leader should recognize and reward people for a job that is being done nicely. As good a leader also has to possess the power to animate and move others. Some companies have an employee recognition program which these programs can reward gifts or recognizing them as an employee of the month. As a consequence, this type of recognition can boost moral and efficiency in any operating environment. Whereas earlier writers leaderships fit into a genre, started some 500 years before Machiavelli's life, visited the "Mirror of Princes" genre. The Mirror of Princes genre was a literary genre offering a model for the ideal prince to come after; especially popular in the late mediaeval and Renaissance periods. Earlier volumes in this genre focused on Christianity and instructed rulers to adhere to the laws of Christianity and to aid their subjects do the like. Monarchs of that time generally adhered to that and few were …show more content…
Humanism was a distinct movement because it developed from the mediaeval custom of having pious religious motivation for making art or works of literature. Humanist writers were concerned with worldly or secular subjects rather than strictly religious topics. Such emphasis on secularism was the outcome of a more materialistic view of the universe. Unlike the Medieval Era, Renaissance people were concerned with money and the enjoyment of life and all its worldly pleasures. Humanist writers glorified the individual and believed that man was the matter of all affairs and had unlimited potential. In the Prince, Machiavelli showed that people, and not necessarily supernatural forces, are responsible for their activities. The Renaissance in general exhibited this type of humanism, breaking off from the Catholic Church and its strong dogma. Instead of believing that God was responsible for everything, humanists believed that man, with all his defects and virtues, had a huge hand in controlling his …show more content…
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