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Examine Macbeth as a leader. How would Machiavelli assess Macbeth's leadership skills? Use The Prince and Macbeth to support your argument. 

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Examining Macbeth using Machiavelli's The Prince is a great way to draw connections between texts. I believe that, while he would praise Macbeth's ability to instill fear in the hearts of his subjects, Machiavelli would ultimately condemn Macbeth as a leader, saying that he goes too far and causes his subjects to hate him, which in turn causes his downfall.

Machiavelli famously asserted that it's better for a...

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