But Coriolanus's disdain for commoners made them resentful. He was vilified, tried on trumped-up charges, nearly executed, and banished from Rome. As the story came to Livy and Plutarch and, from them, to Machiavelli and Shakespeare, Coriolanus was moved by plebeian ingratitude to join and lead Rome's enemies to the very gates of the city he had served. Rome was saved, in large part, by his mother's pleas. But sparing those who had evicted him meant betraying their (and his former) enemies who subsequently befriended and trusted him. They repaid his betrayal and killed him.
Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne - Oxford Scholarship
The focus of this study is the shared concerns of both texts in context. Machiavelli and Shakespeare both share a didactic purpose, advocating an absolute monarch with a powerful military force – a citizen army. Most important, both focus on the power of the people as the only constant and the importance of placating yet controlling them. The composers differing views of humanity are due to their contexts and reflected in differing textual forms and features.
Machiavelli vs. Shakespeare - Research Papers - 642 Words
How did Machiavelli and Shakespeare imagine the world they lived in? How did Columbus map his discoveries? In this unit, we will use Renaissance era maps to see how Europeans imagined both their familiar world at home and the new worlds they were encountering for the first time. Maps were one of main tools they used to try to understand and control the flood of new information about the globe. We will learn to read Renaissance maps by working hands on with a wide range of materials from Carleton's Special Collections.
Project MUSE - Shakespeare and Machiavelli (review)