Human Nature

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In The Prince, Machiavelli talks about the nature of humans already in a civilized state. Rousseau's and Machiavelli's ideas on the best state of humans contrast because Rousseau believes that the best state of a human is in its natural uncivilized state, yet Machiavelli discusses how it is best fit for humans to be in a society...
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Another writer, William Golding, in his novel Lord of the Flies, actually indirectly discusses both Machiavell and Rousseau's beliefs by reflecting their ideas onto a fictional story of children stranded on an island. In doing this Golding refutes Machiavelli's view the best state of human nature and thoroughly supports Rousseau's view of the best state of nature for humans...
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