You probably haven’t read Plato’s Republic before, but based on what the book tells you about it, what do you find most interesting about the republic that Plato builds? What detail or concept from the republic peaks your interest most? How do you think the Republic should be read – literally, idealistically, or as fiction?

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I agree with what you said about the problems society would face if this literary work was read literally. I feel that if our society were to read this literally, that it becomes fictional at the same time. The way I see it, is that if people take this literally, that they believe that Plato’s way of thinking is the only correct way of thinking.