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Modern Society's Ladies and Gentlemen

Some may believe that being "gentleman" or a "lady" in today's society is an outdated notion, but others may disagree.

I need help to meet the following requirements for a response to "The Courtier" by Castiglione.

(1) Briefly summarize the main characteristics of a well-rounded person, "l'uomo universale," referring to specific sections within the excerpt from The Courtier which identifies these characteristics.

(2) Create a survey based on the identified characteristics to find out whether or not the characteristics are relevant for a "gentleman" or "lady" of today.

(3) Explain whether or not you agree with the characteristics expressed by Castiglione in The Courtier.

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(1) The term 'l'uomo universale,' entails certain characteristics that are supposed to create the universal man that possesses the ability and talents that entail every area of skill and knowledge. In addition, this individual will possess physical development, social accomplishments, and competencies in the fine arts. This required instruction and guidance that could be attained through theoretical studying of the different theories such as Castiglione's book. Within his book Castiglione clearly identifies characteristics that he believed embodied the universal man such as the ability of the a courtier to bear arms and be loyal to whom he serves while also being aware that a universal man could not be a soldier all of the time.

This ideal man would be groomed but not embellished with any item that would infer the notion of effeminacy. The ideal man or courtier would be considered an equal by a prince. The ideal courtier would never make a request to the prince that could be refused because this would not make him an equal in the eyes of the prince.

The purpose of the ideal man is to win favor and the confidence in his abilities by the prince for the courtier to always speak truth without fear of giving offense to ...

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The expert examines modern society's ladies and gentlemen.