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Summary: Robert Greene's Art of Seduction

From Robert Greene, the author of the worldwide bestseller The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature comes the mesmerizing handbook on seduction. Greene says that this is the most subtle and effective form of power. When seduction is raised to the level of art, it has an indirect and subtle form of power. Seduction has not only toppled empires and won elections but also enslaved great minds. The reader can immerse himself into the twenty-four maneuvers and strategies of the process of seduction. This is the ritual by which the seducer gains mastery over his or her target. In this book, Robert Greene helps the reader understand how to “Keep them in Suspense — What Comes Next,” Poeticize Your Presence," and “Master the Art of the Bold Move”. As essential as The 48 Laws of Power, the book The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer to the power of persuasion and it reveals one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate form of power.

In this comprehensive look into Art of Seduction by Robert Greene, you'll gain insight with this essential resource as a guide to aid your discussions. Be prepared to lead with the following:

Discussion aid which includes a wealth of prompts and information

Overall plot synopsis and author biography

Thought-provoking discussion questions for a deeper examination

Creative exercises to foster alternate “if this was you” discussions

And more!

Disclaimer: This is a companion guide based on the work Art of Seduction by Robert Greene and is not affiliated to the original work or author in any way. It does not contain any text of the original work. If you haven’t purchased the original work, we encourage you to do so first.
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    Doug Middletonhas quoted2 months ago
    What Greene is showing us is something much closer to a ritual or a dance, where the participants obey the rules derived from a deeper level of shared and unconscious fears and desires. While the sexual element is central, the process of seduction matters. The book The Art of Seduction is also pleasurable for the readers for entirely different reasons. Greene is very much the master of the historical anecdote. In each chapter, he has well chosen the illustrative examples from history and literature.
    Greene does not by any means preclude rational love between two consenting adults. There is enough evidence in the book about eternal truths of sexual relations which are applicable to both male and female and also in homosexual liaisons. In the book, Greene wrote about the flow of power and desire between two moral equals. There is no game where the other is not a free and equal participant. Seduction is like chess that is played by bodies in time and space. Seduction appears to be far more morally interesting than most have thought.
    Discussion Prompt 1: If Machiavelli has written books, The Art of Seduction would be his book about love. What is Machiavelli known for? Why could The Art of Seduction be authored by him?
    Discussion Prompt 2: For better or worse, Robert Greene is persuasive about seduction. Greene argues that seduction is a game between two equal partners where the ‘victim’ is willing enough because of what he or she will get out of the process. What is different about Greene’s definition of seduction?
    Discussion Prompt 3: Seduction is primarily about the flow of power between two sexually alive people. By no means should it be compared to the ‘game' genre that author Neil Strauss and others once. How does Neil Strauss’ game differ from Greene’s book?
    Discussion Prompt 4: Author Robert Greene appears to be uninterested in seduction as a mechanical application of the rules of sex. Rather, he looks at it as an art, not science. Why is seduction
    b3787500284has quoted6 months ago
    Seduction is primarily about the flow of power between two sexually alive people

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