2. What was the theme of Machiavelli's "The Prince"?
The theme of The Prince was the real nature of political power, ranging from the classification of government to advice on selecting staff.
3. According to Machiavelli, if a prince wanted to play the political game successfully, what must he be prepared to do?
Machiavelli stated that a prince must know how to fight and must be prepared to be ruthless and cruel. He must be ready to violate moral and religious principles when required, while also appearing to be compassionate, moral, and devout.
4. How could a prince be considered a political artist?
A prince could be considered a political artist because he was expected to bring order out of chaos and develop civilization from savagery, just as a sculptor creates a form out of stone.