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Human beings should be more than animals but are they really In Republic by Plato Antigone by Sophocles The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil and On Justice Power and Human Nature by Thucydides it seems as though human beings really are nothing more than animals Animals are thought of as not caring about anyone but himself or herself It is survival of the fittest if you are not strong enough someone else will take your place Human should be caring for other human beings if someone is in trouble another human should help them This is not the way it is in these 3 works Humans dont care about anyone but themselves they kill so they can better themselves and dont care what happens It seems as people are getting murdered all the time to take power and the killer instead of being jailed is now the leader In Platos Republic he basically designs a caste system People are chosen at birth what level they will be in society and there is nothing they can do about this This is almost like a food chain In regards to reproduction Socrates severely regulates sex Socrates proposes a rigged lottery to ensure that the best man has sex with the best woman and all women and children are shared between all the men People can only have sex within their own class to guarantee the finest genetics After the babies are born the rulers will take them the babies of the lesser classes will be left to die whereas the babies of the upper class will take care of by nurses This is totally barbaric even animals know what happens to their offspring whether they die due to a predator or they become healthy adults In this situation it is humans being the predator Plato p125 In Antigone Creon is about as close to an animal as you can get He refuses to bury his own
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