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  1. Mar 2023
    1. Or, did you ever see a dog with a marrowbone in his mouth,—the beast of all other, says Plato, lib. 2, de Republica, the most philosophical? If you have seen him, you might have remarked with what devotion and circumspectness he wards and watcheth it: with what care he keeps it: how fervently he holds it: how prudently he gobbets it: with what affection he breaks it: and with what diligence he sucks it. To what end all this? What moveth him to take all these pains? What are the hopes of his labour? What doth he expect to reap thereby? Nothing but a little marrow

      The description of this scene is insinuating on the importance of the little things which I believe is what the author was trying to convey when asking such questions to seeing a dog with a bone. He even refers to Plato at one point who was known as a philosophical speaker who was wise in such ideas. "Plato says that true and reliable knowledge rests only with those who can comprehend the true reality behind the world of everyday experience." (Macintosh) Platos theory of forms suggested that there is a different reality to everything for each person. That would insinuate that for a dog, that bone is big thing worth his time, while as humans, we see the dog with his bone and think "why bother?".

  2. Feb 2023
    1. In our current moment, we might consider not only the role women play in our political discussions, but the types of power and action women take to have their voice heard or directly affect political change

      This sentence really introduces one of the main themes of Lysistrata which is the power and action taken by Lysistrata and the women of Athens throughout the play."She is deceitful and clever; deceitful because she wants the women to make their men nice and hot and clever because she knows that by refusing sex the men will give into anything." This quote ties into the highlighted portion because understanding that Lysistrata will do whatever it takes to stop the war is such a move of power for the women especially when they all stand together and hold fast on the oath they swore. Understanding their power over men is what made the women in this story so powerful. https://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/lit/cla364-1-2006/02grouptwo/greek.htm

    1. Gandhi believed that religion should be accessible to all and practiced in daily life; he found this in the Gita and prized it for its non-dogmatic approach

      Gandhi was one of the worlds leading authorities on peace and tranquility and so when people hear about the fact that Gandhi related some of his teachings and used the Gita as his inspiration, the power of it becomes more apparent because they are seeing it from the eyes of a credible source. Anup Taneja says that, "The second teaching was that of attaining the exalted state of sthitaprajna, elaborated in 19 verses, that he read at the age of 18, in England. For him, these 19 verses represented the gist of the entire Gita.". This quote helps emphasize the significance of the highlighted section because it gives evidence as to what Gandhi practiced and where he got his ideas from. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/blogs/the-speaking-tree/gandhi-and-the-gita/