An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 9

Hey all! I recently realized I had dropped off the Republic in early September with scool coming and all. I am going to finish off the series. Enjoy! Book 9 begins with Socrates stopping Adeimantus and telling him that before they define thee Tyrannical man, they need to get a few things straight about desires.Continue reading “An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 9”

The Crusades, Part 2: A Bit more Preparation

Hey all! Today we are going to do another blog post on the crusades. By about 1100 A.D, the powers of the Mediterranean had fully established themselves. Below is a map showing various powers. As you can see, powers had defined themselves by now. In the northwest was the Kingdom of France and the KingdomContinue reading “The Crusades, Part 2: A Bit more Preparation”

The Crusades, Part 1: What made the Holy Land so Holy?

Hi all! Today we are going to be doing the first post on a series on the crusades. Enjoy! So, what were the Crusades? You have probably heard that it was a bunch of dudes going to some place which was their holy land and conquering it. But who were they, who did they conquer,Continue reading “The Crusades, Part 1: What made the Holy Land so Holy?”

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” Book Analysis

Hey guys! Today I am going to be analyzing a book. I recently thought this up, so tell me whether you like it in the comments! It was Halloween yesterday, so I will be Analyzing a scary story. I chose “Something Wicked This Way Comes” which is a great horror novel written by Ray Bradbury.Continue reading ““Something Wicked This Way Comes” Book Analysis”

Should We Celebrate Columbus Day?

Columbus day happened this Monday, and, as there is a lot of controversy going around on whether we should celebrate it, I am going to write a paper on it. So should we celebrate Columbus day? After all, the U.S.A wouldn’t be around if Columbus hadn’t come. But Columbus committed terrible atrocities to the natives,Continue reading “Should We Celebrate Columbus Day?”

What is the Best Form of Government?

Hey! Today, we are going to be taking a brake from The Republic, and be talking about what is the best form of government. (Though, in truth, a lot of these forms of government I only know of because of The Republic.) Anyways, enjoy! How this is going to be structured is I am goingContinue reading “What is the Best Form of Government?”

An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 8

Hey! Today, in follow-up to The Cave, we are going to be taking a look at Book 8. Enjoy! To start the book off, Socrates finalizes their view of the functioning of the city and its politics. But Socrates wants to know what kind of city Glaucon wanted this to be, before Socrates gave hisContinue reading “An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 8”

An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 7

Hey! We are back to The Republic. Today we are going to be Analyzing Book 7. Enjoy, and make sure to leave any thoughts in the comments section. Socrates begins Book 7 by making an analogy in reference to how education shapes the human soul. He tells Glaucon to imagine a cave which houses humanContinue reading “An Analysis of Plato’s Republic: Book 7”