Answer each question in the final exam with a 200-300 word response.
Describe the qualities of Machiavelli’s ideal prince. According to him, what characteristics should a prince possess, and how should a prince behave? Do you
think Machiavelli’s “realistic” advice to the aspiring rulers is correct or wrongheaded? Also, if Machiavelli were alive today, would he be a liberal or a
What do you think it means when Montaigne says “Nothing is harder for me than to believe in men’s’ consistence, nothing easier than to believe in their
inconsistency. He who would judge them in detail and distinctly, bit by bit, would more often hit upon the truth.”
In the three Hero Journey Tales we read during this class, which hero do you think grew the most and why? Was it Oedipus, Gawain, or Gilgamesh? Do we still
see the idea of the hero in today’s stories, give me an example.