Answer the following question in an essay of 4-6 pages. Use the text to support
Answer the following question in an essay of 4-6 pages. Use the text to support your interpretations and arguments, citing all references and quotations. Refer to reading by page number, please. Reading is: “THE PRINCE” Niccolo Machiavelli 2nd edition What professor is looking for: Can you show appropriate understanding of the text? Can you explain what it means, what the significance of claims in it are? Can you analyze reasons for your reaction to claims—why you agree, disagree, think more can be said? Can you show what the implication of your thoughts about this topic are? Can you arrange this all in a well constructed argument? Can you express this well? Notes from professor: First paragraph: A first paragraph should be a map of the whole paper. It should start by saying what the issue is that matters to us. The body of the paper should demonstrate what the author says and then support your thesis. The conclusion should not repeat what the paper said in a single paragraph. It should bring the parts of the body together, but it should do so to achieve a conclusion about the claim. Prompt Question: In Chapter 15, Machiavelli lists several qualities that a prince is supposed to have and their opposites. Machiavelli then says that not all of the ones reputed good truly are. What is his standard of virtue? Which characteristics are truly virtuous in his eyes? Is he right?

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