Lorenzo's Machiavellian Character
What is Machiavellianism?
It is a type of character who has an evil and deceitful character. This character is ready to do anything possible moral or immoral in order to get to power, or to fulfill his wishes. Who is using clever ways of scheming to deceive and manipulate others around him. Of course this process is without the realization of those who have been manipulated. Therefore, Machiavellianism is considered to be an amoral principle which is why "The end justifies the means." According to Machiavellianism it is alright to take advantage of the others in order to get what you want.
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It is very obvious that Balthazar praises Lorenzo for being gentle and kind to him. So, one can easily understand, that how Lorenzo took advantage of Balthazar's state to manipulate him through his language.
Later Balthazar falls in love with Bellimperia. So, Lorenzo supports him to marry her, thus he is his enemy. Again Lorenzo is reveling himself as a Machiavellian villain that he agrees his enemy to marry his sister, soon after the war, such as nothing has happened between them. Of course He wants to make the use of both Balthazar and his sister for his own political favour. Bellimperia refuses to marry him. Then Lorenzo finds out that his sister loves Don Horatio. He discovers through her servant Pedringano, by threatening and promising to give him some gold. Once again Lorenzo's inhumanity can be seen how manipulative and villain is.
Balthazar was sad and depressed, when he knew Bellimperia loves Horatio. Therefore, his anger against Horatio for loving Bellimperia upset him. While Lorenzo's cruelness and eagerness to vanish Horatio, is his priority because he thinks in a way...