Thursday, May 16, 2013

Literary Criticism Plato’s Views on Poetry Plato’s objection on Poetry

Plato’s objection on Poetry
v Introduction:-
            Plato was a great disciple of Socrates. Being a philosopher, Socrates was deeply worried about the decline in national character and the standard of the social and public life. He was always in  quest of truth. He challenged many old belief and conventions. Plato followed him and discussed the value of literature to society its nature, and its function also in his work “The republic”. In Book 10 of “The Republic” Plato takes up the idea of imitation in art ad literature.

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