Dystopian Literature 2 Classism

How does a class division form in a society? What's the highest position in a society? We know the answer to the second question: it's that wise old person who meditates on top of mountains. Duh. How can you get any higher than a mountain

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LiteratureDystopian Literature

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servants to make their lives easier and this splitting the

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population into like different sectors or different classes starts to

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worry socrates within the dialogue And he asks if it's

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there to split people up into different levels of a

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society So the concern here is that once you start

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splitting people up into different groups their lives are equal

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They're no longer totally fair Socrates answer to that is

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that everyone will basically occupy their natural level in society

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You create these different jobs because people naturally need different

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positions What is the highest position in a society The

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highest of all of those positions is the ruler of

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course and the question is how do you decide who

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the ruler should be So there's Some discussion of that

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And it's generally agreed that the ruler should be someone

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who is able to make and enforce rules but is

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also kind and generous really just a kind of balanced

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person I think you know those air still the things

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we look for hopefully when electing say a president How

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does a class division form in a society What is 00:02:00.62 --> [endTime] the highest position in a society