Compare And Contrast Plato's Republic And The Ring Of Gyge

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In Plato’s Republic, many stories are used as allusions and metaphors to describe the issues being discussed. One of these stories is in chapter two and is known as the “Ring of Gyges.” This story has many similarities to the Ring of Power in The Lord of The Rings saga, which also grants the ability to turn invisible. In this essay, I will compare and contrast the “Ring of Gyges” and the events surrounding the Ring of Power in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Ring of Gyges is found when “a violent thunderstorm and an earthquake broke open a chasm in the ground” (38). The Ring of Power is also found within the ground, by a curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. This occurs when Bilbo is lost within the goblin city, when he runs into the deformed

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