Lucrezia Borgia

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  • Lucrezia Borgia In Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice

    Lucrezia Borgia, a woman of royalty or a victim of deception. A famous notoriety goes before as she earned a reputation as a an alleged poisoner. In actuality, historians believe that she has been an innocent woman, wrongfully reprimanded for her family, who killed nobles with the poison la cantarella. The idea of who is victimized by society, is evident, especially in William Shakespeare’s “comedy,” The Merchant of Venice. Through the play, he characters pertain to their predicaments as if everything in the world revolves around them. However, there is only one true victim, Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, while characters such as Antonio, and Portia are villains, deceiving the audience into believing that they are the victims. While Antonio willingness to help his friend Bassanio under any circumstances, and Portia being forced of marriage, both characters still confer to victimizing others to meet their own preferences . Shakespeare portrays Portia far off in Belmont, as an unmarried woman who inherited a fortune from her father, and…

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  • Machiavelli Character Analysis

    Ferdinand II, King of Aragon plays a large role in Machiavelli’s The Prince. Although Machiavelli utilizes Cesare Borgia as the central example figure, Ferdinand II is the ultimate example of Machiavelli’s teachings and message. Ferdinand is ruthless, his mind is always preoccupied with war, he acts on his ambitions swiftly and before others can, and has achieved a balance of being both pious and cruel. In the text he’s described as “an almost new prince,” one whose example you can find none…

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  • Leadership In Machiavelli's La Mandragola

    literature that describes the effective prince, this concept also comes up in his play La Mandragola which follows the story of Callimaco trying to conquer a beautiful married woman, Lucrezia. Controversy arises amongst readers over which character in the play is meant the be the true prince of the story. While there are many different theories the two biggest ones are that Callimaco is the true prince of the play, or that Lucrezia is the effective prince Machiavelli speaks of. Although it can…

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  • How Did The Renaissance Influence Women

    becoming known as an art and of course the world renowned inventor, artist, visionary Leonardo Da Vinci and the many wonders he had to offer the Renaissance period that bled into our modern times. During the Renaissance period the women were usually the ones who stayed at home and supported their husbands in all of their endeavors. This was the way in Greece and Rome. They helped prepare their men in all ways of their mens ' lives (p.297). Most of these women were wealthy or of high middle…

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  • Pope Alexander VI: Rodrigo Borgia

    of Rodrigo Borgia more famously known as Pope Alexander VI. Pope Alexander IV has been written into history as one of the most scandalous popes of the Renaissance era. His legacy is tarnished with alleged murders, incestuous relationships, and nepotism. Many biographies have been written about Rodrigo chiming in on the scandal involved in his house. There’s even a television drama series in which depicts some of the things that may have transpired…

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  • Human Condition In Julius Caesar

    At the time of writing 'Julius Caesar, ' Shakespeare would have known of the reputation of 'The Prince ' and the idea of the immoral 'Machiavel ', the mythical figure who would stop at nothing to gain his ends. This and his admiration of Cesare Borgia, a name associated with betrayal and murder, led to the general dislike of Machiavelli. The character in 'Julius Caesar ' who best represents this characterisation is Mark Antony, Caesar 's right hand man. In Acts II and III, following Caesar…

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  • Machiavelli The Prince Chapter Summaries Analysis

    ▪ Summary of the main ideas Machiavelli started his book by glorifying the Prince Lorenzo De Medici that he is writing for, he wanted to present him the most valuable thing he owned; his accumulated knowledge and experiences from his long years working in their contemporary affairs and his continual studying to history before his exile. The book is concerned of how to establish a despotic regime? how to consolidate and maintain this regime after establishment? ▪ In the First part, the Author…

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  • Machiavelli's View Of Virtue And Effective Rule

    In The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli’s understanding of virtue and effective rule emphasizes the maintenance of political power and the disregard for morality, differing from the ideology of the classic political philosophers. Machiavelli’s concept of virtue is centered around the glorification of a ruler, facilitated by behavioural traits such as bravery, cleverness, deceptiveness, and ruthlessness. Effective rule requires these attributes, as the successful application of these characteristics…

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  • Leadership And Deception In Machiavelli's The Prince

    In Machiavelli’s The Prince, Machiavelli is viewed as a callous and resourceful leader who emphasizes the pursuit of power and longevity, even if it advocates the use of violence preceding one’s own morals. This power-violence-morality trifecta illustrates the importance of balance in a leader’s pallet of desired qualities, while ultimately highlighting the impact a successful leader can have on a secular society. However, Machiavelli’s viewpoint of leadership expands beyond power, violence, and…

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  • Creon Hubris In Antigone

    What role would an oppressive ruler take in a society where loyalty is fundamental? An analysis of Creon, a king with an iron-fisted rule in Sophocles’ Antigone, reveals how he not only helps develop the plot but also affects other characters through his dialogue and decisions. By using Creon, Sophocles writes about pride as a catalyst for downfall, conflict in the midst of oppression, and the aspects of human law. In Antigone, Creon’s main functions are portrayed through his contributions to…

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