Plato and "Star Wars" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Plato and "Star Wars"
The use of ideas and ideals of "The Republic" to interpret themes and characters of 1977 science fiction movie.
# 21221 | 900 words | 2 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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"Plato's Republic describes a society that is completely rational, based on Plato's concept of the good life and developed to create and protect that sort of life within the context of a civil state. What Plato seeks in this dialogue is a definition of the perfect life and the perfect state to promote and sustain that life. The Ideal State is a concept and not a reality, either in Plato's time or since. Much of what Plato embodies in the Ideal State is probably a reaction to imperfections in the government and society of his time. Plato lived in a time of turmoil and warfare, and he created a society that would be free of strife if it lived up to the ideal. The fact that few would want to live in the society Plato proposes may be because Plato ignores or subsumes human nature, and for his perfect society to work to protect the perfect life, it would have to be made up of..."

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