The 48 Laws Of Nature And Machiavelli Analysis

1267 Words 6 Pages
Register to read the introduction… For example the resemblances can be traced into both Machiavelli’s, The Prince and Greene’s, The 48 Laws of Power as each of them cover themes related to Statesmanship/Warcraft, goodwill/ hatred, virtue, and human nature. Another minor similarity that is showing similar moral views is the written application of both texts. Such as the tone implied by Machiavelli, and Greene, when they are discussing subjects of any matter, even the most shocking are seen through the eyes of a reader as the topics are being discussed/ analyzed in a cool/ calm direct matter similar to that of discussing a scientific case. However, the only distinction between these two authors and works that lead the reader astray from their similar messages is the time border; due to the authors being generations apart. …show more content…
First being Statesmanship, and Warcraft; for Machiavelli it is defined simply as “the presence of sound military forces indicates the presence of sound laws” (Machiavelli, 1532) meaning that the development/ conquering of new states aren’t related to just war, but also statesmanship through the addition of domestic politics. Whereas much of The Prince is devoted towards the prevention of internal insurrection that would hinder effective Warcraft. In comparison with Greene’s 48 Laws of Power, there is a direct correlation with the theme of statesmanship through the example Greene provides in Law 31 “control the options: get others to play with the card you deal” (Greene, 1998). As Greene describes how the czar of Russia in 1565, due to his lack of power over politics, he uses internal insurrection through the people thus reclaiming complete rule over

Related Documents