The Prince

What point does Machiavelli make with the David story?

Chapter XIII

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Machiavelli writes his own account concerning the story of David and Goliath. He rewrites the story in order to discount the Bible and in doing so implies that David accomplished killing the giant with nothing more than his own strength and wits. His intent is to take God out of the equation. His point it to draw a parallel between the stories of Hiero and David.


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