The Era of Writing

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A topic can be very convincing depending on the different point of view someone reads from. In the classic “The Prince” by Niccolò Machiavelli, the overall persuasiveness is heightened using many persuasive techniques. His book has does not refer to a certain specifics so the ideas could reach more people and be more adaptive. He refers to many names and events in order to establish his knowledge and authority. And he states everything with absolute conviction that will take on all of his peers’ works at the time. Niccolò writes in a very convincing manner using a very conclusive style show a new point of view to the people so they can accept this books’ unorthodox ideals. One way Niccolò Machiavelli introduce people to his ideas, is writing in a very open way so that many readers relate or apply them. He does this by not giving using a proper noun to name this prince’s kingdom. The book harshly states, ”it is seen that when princes have thought more of ease than of arms they have lost their states.“ (67). The “prince” he speaks of is an allusion for those who rule with with power and he means that the leader of a country will lose his power if he neglects a militaristic mindset. This allusion is effectively used over the entire book and can be applied to most leaders as well like a CEO or even a manager on a team. It is certain that bosses and manager are feared and demanding responsibly, and that teamwork owe much to them being like that. The way the content is sorted by chapters also make it easier to look up a specific point in being a prince like in a guide book. The book spit the desired information; “CHAPTER XVI — CONCERNING LIBERALITY AND MEANNESS” (74) and additional information; “CHAPTER XIX — THAT ONE SHOULD AVOID BEING DESPISED AND HATED” (87) into different chapters. The additional information is to convince people the methods are fruitful and can be…...

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