Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince: True Image and False Spectacle

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Chetan Vimal


The paper deals with the layers of meaning to which we attribute as reality. Machiavelli uses satire (almost) as a form to penetrate into the essence of what it means to be a ruler of a state and what follows to become an able one. The inherent evil nature of human being is emerges whenever one needs to control a state. One needs to put on a masquerade to “look” good and be bad in an essence. Further media and internet plays vital role to further escalate the situation which further obscures what we want to see and what we are shown.


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Chetan Vimal. “Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince: True Image and False Spectacle”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 398-02,
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