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With the goal of creating the perfect society the utopia of Platos Republic rather presents a dystopia that enforces the marginalization of the individual Plato believes a strict regulation that constricts independence and individuality makes it possible for citizens to live simple and peaceful lives Because Plato views freedom as a threat of gaining unnecessary wealth that triggers instability and misdeed a marginalization of the individual is simply a fundamental principle Even though the arrangement of Platos utopia hinders the growth of individuals such confinement will forestall the rise of human injustice and ultimately prevent the collapse of society Plato attempts to marginalize individuality through censorship and control of education and influence In hope to create a homogeneous set of people Plato insists that education should be filtered in a way to represent that perfection and justice are the main aims of livingLet us not believe that any other child of a god and himself a hero would have dared to do terrible and impious deeds such as the current lies accuse them of Rather we should compel the poets to deny either that such deeds are their or that they are children of gods but not to say both we showed that its impossible for evil to be produced by gods Plato 69The stories of the Greek gods are rewritten in a way that all the gods flaws are absent Rather than giving the audience the power to choose what to take from the stories Plato generates the Greek gods as impeccable and holy figures Plato does not trust that people have the ability to wisely choose what is wrong from what is right He does not give people the option to develop self-reliant ideas This method makes it unlikely for different religions and values to appear everyone will have one same belief that he himself constructs Platos belief that individuality should be detained outlines the confinement of the identity of a
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