Machiavellis The Prince

Answer one of the following questions on Machiavellis, The Prince

 

1) What advice does Machiavelli’s give to a price or gaining and keeping power? How does his advice illustrate the notion that the ends justifies the means? Do you agree or disagree with this notion?

2) As described by Machiavellis, what were conditions like in Italy around the time he wrote? Why does Machiavelli make a number of references to the ancient past? What does he seem to hope will happen to Italy in the future