Read this passage from chapter 5 of The Prince.
There are, for example, the Spartans and the Romans. The Spartans held Athens and Thebes, establishing there an oligarchy: nevertheless they lost them. The Romans, in order to hold Capua, Carthage, and Numantia, dismantled them, and did not lose them. They wished to hold Greece as the Spartans held it, making it free and permitting its laws, and did not succeed. So to hold it they were compelled to dismantle many cities in the country, for in truth there is no safe way to retain them otherwise than by ruining them.
What organizational structure does Machiavelli use to develop the central idea in this passage?
cause and effect
compare and contrast
problem and solution
The correct answer is C. Compare and contrast.
A compare and contrast text is a type of text that has a defined structure in which the similarities and differences of two or more objects are described. Therefore, the fragment of chapter 5 of the book The Prince of Nicholas of Machiavelli is a compare and contrast text because it makes comparisons between the case of Sparta and Rome to make effective the dominion over the cities that conquered differences giving as the establishment of an oligarchy and the freedom to allow their laws to the Greeks and the similarities such as total devastation to establish dominance effectively. Therefore, the correct answer is l C. Compare and contrast.
its compare and contrast
okay, I've been on here for like 10 minutes and I've come across 30 of these but none of the other questions for this chapter it that happening to anyone else???
the answer its b i got it right when i did it trust