Write an essay in which you closely analyze one or two small sections of the text in order to defend a general thesis about Plato’s teaching. What is the character really driving at? Relate your various points to that thesis. Support your assertions with clear references to the text (please use the Stephanus pages in the margins). Errors in spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and style will be penalized, so rewrite, edit, and proofread carefully. Use the index at the back of our edition of the Republic for citations. NOTE: Use evidence or examples from the text to support all your claims. General remarks of your own (e.g., censorship is always bad) must likewise be supported by arguments.1.Write an interpretation of a single, coherent passage in the Republic, showing what it reveals about justice (especially about whether/why we wish to be just). Examples: Thrasymachus’s case for tyranny (and his related condemnation of democracy as no morally better) (338c-344c). Why is Socrates not convinced? Glaucon’s presentation of the “naturally good” and its relation to the reasons why (most) people turn to justice (358e-362c)—what does he want from justice? Adeimantus’s account of the Greek poetic tradition and its confused and confusing promotion of justice (362e-367e); How does he differ from his brother Glaucon? Socrates’ critique of the virtues of Achilles and his refusal to accept mortality (386a-391c): how should the guardians think about death? Why? The “noble lie” as the foundational myth for Socrates’ “noble city in speech” (412b-417b)—what is its purpose and are any parts of the lie somehow true? 2. Focusing on the character of the poetry-loving Adeimantus, discuss Socrates’ critique of poetry, especially but not only Homeric poetry, in the Republic. See esp. Bk. 3 (beginning). 3. Socratic education is largely directed toward “spiritedness” (anger, the demand for respect, etc.). Based on the discussion of Leontius (439e-440a), explain what spiritedness is, why it presents a political problem (consider the “noble dogs” in Book II and the “parts” of the soul in Book IV), and how Socratic education is meant to deal with it. Illustrate the problem by focusing on ONE of the following: Glaucon, Adeimantus, Achilles (386a-391e), Thrasymachus, or the many (e.g., 487b-495a). Use specific details from the text to support your argument.