Analysis Of ' The Republic, Jesus Of Nazareth 's The Gospel Of Matthew, And Shakespeare 's Hamlet

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The war is over. The country of Germany is in shambles and the dictator Adolf Hitler is dead, but still vividly exists in the nightmares of many. Innocent millions have been slaughtered and the need to seek justice and determine what justice for both implementors of the genocide and for the victims who persevered through the atrocities. Many are quick to suggest killing those involved in the massacre but upon reflection, it only becomes more apparent a better solution is out there. Through the exploration of philosophy, one can discover what can and should be done to serve justice. It is up to learned to look upon themselves and thinkers of the past to tackle the difficult task. The decision must go beyond the brute force of Nazi torture and create a future that is bright for every individual. In search of universal truth, the literary works of Plato’s The Republic, Jesus of Nazareth’s The Gospel of Matthew, and Shakespeare’s Hamlet shall be stripped, searched, and gutted to decipher how justice should truly be served. To reach these truths one should begin with a foundation of philosophy. In his novel Plato has his master Socrates begin a quest of seeking what Justice means. He desires an absolute truth well beyond the general view of his society. Every suggestion made by his peers is deemed inadequate. His peer Thrasymachus claims that “justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger”. This simple view lacks nearly any human empathy and encourages the…

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