DQ 10

1. Machiavelli’s pattern of political ideals and concrete realities still have some current applications to this day while other parts of his patterns are no longer current in part of the world. In chapter 17 of The Prince he talks about how leaders are better off being feared as long as they are not hated. For democratic societies in this current day this no longer works because feared democratic leaders are not elected. As for some of the patterns that still effect society is the contrast between how princes should make promises but not keep them after they have what they wanted shown in chapter 18.

2. Women’s hair represents health and that is why it has such symbolic value in so many cultures and times. In the Ramayana when Sita and Rama are still discussing going into the wild part of the argument to stay in civilization is how their hair would grow matted. Which shows how living in the wild would affect there health.

3. In the song of Admonishing the flowers in the song are the warriors that are brought back to be sacrificed. One of the lines that show this is “not useless are the life-colored honey flowers’ in the end of the second verse of the song. The song continues in this line hitting on other points of the Aztec religion where the lives of humans restored the gods and the value the Aztecs saw in those lives. With the word ‘song’ also being used in the song has the same meaning for two different parts of the song. One is the continuance of the life of the gods and other beings that are restored by the human sacrifices. While the other is the the lives of the sacrifices and the vibrance of the lives of warriors showing why they are the best choice to restore the gods.