Literature And Music Have Been Mediums

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Literature and music have been mediums for people to express themselves for thousands of years. Depending on when content is created, it reflects the time period it came from, and the issues people dealt with during the era. Not only does music and literature bring to light, injustices and conflict, it also enlightens the public on important concepts. Art and literature work hand in hand to bring to light injustice, provide entertainment, and enlighten the general public. Merriam-Webster defines literature as: “ written works (such as poems, plays, and novels) that are considered to be very good and to have lasting importance”. This method of communication has been used for centuries because of its ability to accurately identify with the mass public. One of the earliest works to have an impact was Plato’s “The Republic”. A central question of the work is: “[W]hat is justice?”, in regards to politics/social experiences and how does it coincide with happiness? The work caused readers to consider alternate viewpoints on the definition of justice and how one 's actions can affect their happiness. More importantly, “The Republic” showed how unsure and lost people are on these particular issues. When pursuing an issue, it 's important to take a step back and reconsider one’s approach. Machiavelli’s “The Prince” also had a huge impact on political thought, and is arguably the most influential of political literature. Instead of dealing with political uncertainty, Machiavelli
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