In 5-8 pages respond to the following questions in essay form. Be sure to include direct quotations from the text to support your responses. If you use external sources, please be sure to accurate cite them. Plagiarism WILL NOT be tolerated. What are the qualities of the ideal prince, according to Machiavelli? Why does Machiavelli claim that it is better for a prince “to be both loved and feared?” Is it possible for a prince to be both? Does Machiavelli believe that ethical considerations have a role to play in the conduct of a prince? Do you agree with this Machiavellian view of the benefits of a “Strong Man” political leader? How has your reading of The Prince impacted on your impression of modern political leaders today?