Republic. Short Essays
2 p. min. double space. You are not obliged to use any outside literature. Simply write what the reading material is about. What’s going on there? Who is (if anyone) involved? What do you think the author is trying to say? Do you agree with him/her if yes/no why? What did/didn’t you like about it and why? You should make references to pages of the given book only. No need to mention the author or the title. Simply p. # in the text.
What is the main purpose of this excerpt by Plato? What is he trying to prove?
What is the nature of reality? What’s the purpose of his metaphors and analogies?
How does the last “death travel” story connect with the beginning of this excerpt?
What is the main purpose of life and virtue?
What ethical theory known to you applies here?