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The Republic of Plato explores the meaning of Justice from both an individual and societal point of view It also looks into the incorporation of Justice into human society in other words how to create an ideal state of social order in a society This is carried out through the various dialogues and arguments between Socrates and other individuals During this process Socrates gave a detailed analysis of the formation structure and the organization of an ideal State and through this vindicate the intrinsic value of being a Just person in a society and the virtues that each individual must possess In the dialogue with Glaucon and Adeimantus where Socrates discussed about Justice in the State he pointed out that there will be three orders in the State the Rulers legislative and deliberative Auxillaries executives and Craftsmen productive The institution is based not on birth or wealth but on natural capacities and attainments after years of primary education These 3 chief social functions are kept distinct and rightly performed Since Socrates believed that qualities of a community are those of the component individuals we may expect to find these 3 corresponding elements in each individual soul However the structure of the society is based on the fact that they are developed to different degrees in different types of character Together with the application of the law of specialization and division of labor we can see clearly how these distinct classifications of social function can lead to the well-being of the community In view of Socrates Utopian society I can associate them with this cartoon-animated movie Antz The movie talks about the building and the running of an ant colony The citizens in this case ants also has a similar classification of social functions in the colony namely the queen and its generals who rule the colony the soldier ants who execute orders and protect the citizens and the worker ants who
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