Explain the differences between More, Machiavelli nad Elizabethian style.

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More's portrayal of King Henry VIII was basically that he was not that great of ruler and he states this by showing us in his writing that the "king/prince" needs to become more aware of what is going on with his people. He used Ethos to state that he needed not to care so much about his wealth but of the wealth of his people, and what shelter/ food they have, etc... His rhetorical style generally includes Syntax/ long sentences and he starts in the beginning with "I" using first person and then generally sticks to third person, stating this and that about what a good king/prince should practice.

Elizabeth's portrayal of herself was that she was a very loyal queen and her people needed to trust in her. She even stated, "I myself will take up arms; I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field."

She was so dedicated to her country that she even states she would go to war for them and she showed that she wanted very much to be a part of her country. She used Pathos in her rhetorical styles include her speaking in first person since it was a speech, using exaggeration when she stated that she will go to war for them because everyone knew a woman, especially queen, in her time could not fight and she used long sentences/syntax.

Machiavelli's portrayal of his leader is that they need to be feared rather than loved and that they need to create some of their luck. In The Prince, he uses Logos and Ethos to state that a leader needs not to depend on other people and states that he needs to do whatever necessary so that they are respected. He also...