Henry V as a Machiavellian Prince


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Henry V as a Machiavellian Prince
Machiavelli’s “The Prince” is considered a guide for political leaders on how to obtain and sustain power. Typically, the term “Machiavellian” is associated with the idea of being cunning and ruthless as a necessary means for obtaining political power. Machiavelli persuades princes to promote virtue, good deeds and being a noble and a just leader at least in the public view. Conversely, he supports the idea of leadership by any means necessary even if those means are considered ruthless as he deemed the concept of morality as inconsequential. The only thing the Prince should be concerned with public perception. Anything done in private was irrelevant as long as know one knew about it. Essentially,...
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