Answers should be two to three pages in length, typed in Times New Roman font, and double spaced. References to The Prince must be noted. You may either use parenthetical citations or Chicago Manual of Style (see examples below). If you use parenthetical citations, you must include a full bibliographical citation at the end of the essay. Grades will be based both on the quality of the answers and the writing. Citation Examples Chicago Manual of Style: 1. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (Place: Publisher, Date), page #. 2. Machiavelli, The Prince, page #. Parenthetical (Machiavelli, page #) Bibliographical citation. Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Prince. Place: Publisher, Date. Machiavelli – The Prince: Choose one of the following essay questions to answer. Essay Option 1: In The Prince, Machiavelli engages the practicality of governance at a time when the monarchy was the primary form of government. Not concerned with how a ruler should rule, Machiavelli’s work exemplifies the humanist emphasis of the renaissance as it offers an observation of human nature and how princes actually govern. Taking into account Machiavelli’s basic understanding of these elements and their relationship to each other, how much of The Prince is relevant to contemporary society in an age when monarchies no longer are the primary form of government? Essay Option 2: In Discourses on Livy (1517), Machiavelli argues that the purpose of politics is to promote a “common good.” How does this statement relate to the ideas Machiavelli presents in The Prince?