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In Book IX, Socrates and Adeimantus analyze the link between desires and the tyrant while implying that the tyrant is imprisoned by his own emotional issues. He divides the desires into three: “money-loving part…victory-loving part… wisdom-loving part” (9.581a-b). Socrates explains the origin of a tyrant to help the audience understand his family life, reasons for […]

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In Book V, Socrates and Glaucon discuss the ways to make the city more unified by having common wives and children; however, their way to achieve a sense of community is not possible or desirable. A community consists of men, women and children, three groups of people that they discuss. Initially they agree that “men […]

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Once Socrates and Glaucon have divided the city into three classes and given them separate responsibilities and restrictions, they consider happiness in Book 4. Anytime one is defining justice, it is reasonable to consider whether a just city means a happy city and whether restricting the freedom of one class more than another class might […]

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Throughout The Odyssey, Athena’s intentions toward Odysseus are unclear. Although, it is continuously repeated that Poseidon is preventing Odysseus from coming home, Athena might actually be one of the reasons he has been away from Ithaca for twenty years. There is evidence that supports the argument that Athena is in love with Odysseus. This would […]

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