Plato Essay

Plato’s Republic, 1992, translated by G.M.A. Grube, revised C.D.C. Reeve, ISBN 9780872201361

In this essay assignment, you are asked to choose one of the metaphors/images from Plato’s Republic and speak to its importance. Primary text to be used only; secondary sources strictly forbidden. The essay must follow the following structure and organization:
THESIS: A clear sentence that states the main argument of your paper that includes the central reason.  Use the word “because.”
ARGUMENT #1: Explain & expand your ideas about the metaphor and the work that it is doing in the Republic.
ARGUMENT #2: Explain how the metaphor illuminates Justice in the city.
ARGUMENT #3: Explain how the metaphor illuminates Justice in the soul.
COUNTER-ARGUMENT: Find the opposite idea of the thesis. What is missing/hiding? State the truth in the opposition.
COUNTER the COUNTER: Synthesize the ideas and demonstrate how your argument is superior.
CONCLUSION: Bring it home!
Your paper should be 5-6 pages (double-spaced, standard font & margins). You should employ an in-text citation style. No secondary sources are permitted.

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