Socrates and machiavelli perspective
Topic: Socrates and machiavelli perspective
Socrates’ and Machiavelli’s perspectives on ONE of the topics below. (To contrast means to show differences). Using refrences from the apology and the book the Prince.
Please write a 3-4 page argumentative essay (double spaced, in 11 or 12 point standard font—Times New Roman or Arial) contrasting Socrates’ and Machiavelli’s
perspectives on ONE of the topics below. (To contrast means to show differences).
use refrences from the Apology and the Prince
In the underlined thesis statement of your introductory paragraph, state what either Socrates or Machiavelli would argue about your chosen topic.
EXAMPLE OF A THESIS STATEMENT (not necessarily from Socrates or Machiavelli)
“Good citizens must be honest, question others, and be good educators because without these traits they will not have a positive impact on others and will be unable to
constructively contribute to political discussion.”
In the next three paragraphs, elaborate on the three supporting points given in your thesis (one supporting point per paragraph).
In the fifth paragraph, be sure that your essay refutes three counter-arguments from the other theorist (Socrates if your thesis statement is based on Machiavelli, but
Machiavelli if your thesis statement is based on Socrates).
Please refer to the “Example Six Paragraph Argumentative Essay
Be sure that you directly quote Socrates or Machiavelli, in moderation, to back up your three supporting points and three counter arguments.
Be sure to edit your work.
Try to write with short and concise sentences.