Comparing The City Of The Sun And Plato's 'Republic'

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When looking at The City of the Sun, the description of the city from the captain's dialogue seems very similar to Plato's "Republic". It is a strict specialized society where an elite king and his subject’s wisdom, love, and power rule above all seem to have a reminiscent feeling from Plato. Campanella is clearly being very direct in his symbolism, where the lords and princes are directly representative of values in European society as well as Christian theology. This utopian world was clearly created using European/Western centrism. For instance, this City of the Sun praises Jesus and the 12 apostles, because for Europeans this is the utopian and correct theology. It is similar to Bacon's "The New Atlantis" but a bit different in government

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