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The Platonic Ideal
Transcript of The Platonic Ideal
Brooklyn Bailey, 7th
woman who is a source of inspiration often is a physical and spiritual ideal for whom the hero has and intellectual rather than a physical attraction
The Platonic Ideal is a character archetype and is on of the most commonly used archetypes in movies, TV shows, video games, songs, poetry, ect.
Plato stated that, ¨We need reason and questioning to get beyond appearance and closer to the truth.¨ which refers to the platonic, intellectual idea.
Plato saw women in a sort of ´before his time´ way. He looked at women like they were people when they were considered property.
The Platonic Ideal is always a woman and was based off the idea that women shouldn't be thought of as property anymore.
The song "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars is an example of the Platonic Ideal. It is sung by a man but there is a second point of view.
Hermione is Harry´s intellectual friend and there is no lust or desire between them.
The Virgin Mary, her relationship with God is platonic. Mary's dedication to him he gave her a baby that would be brought into the world as Jesus. She is a platonic ideal because there is no physical attraction between her and God.
Women are equal to men intellectually but he is not physically attracted to her. Plato made this archetype to show that women, especially in his time, are just as capable as men.
What he really meant