i've got the power

Who is in power now? Throughout history, power has been juggled in many different ways whether it is between one person, multiple people, man, or woman. Power ultimately falls in the hands of the wealthy or highly educated. The Republic by Plato, Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Vindication on the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft show that power is dominated by the wealthy and educated, but also that anyone can have power if they work for it. 

This image shows Apollo and Diana punishing Niobe by killing her children. Punishment, in this case is given by someone in power, and is also helping them keep the justice. In The Republic by Plato, Plato speaks of justice which "gives good to friends and evil to enemies” (Plato 6). In this case, the enemy is being punished.
This image of a gold crown is shown to represent power. In Plato's The Republic, it is argued that the more wealthy a man is, the more powerful they are, and the higher up in class they are (Plato 30).
This article shows a learning environment and a teacher critiquing a student. This can relate to The Republic in Socrate's method of picking who advances in higher education (Plato 199). This shows that power plays a huge role in education in Plato's time.
This piece of work represents the power of the savage man, as referenced by Rousseau in Book I of A Discourse on Inequality. We see man killing animal, which in nature is the act of a savage man. This demonstrates the mans power over nature.
In this image, we see a group of representatives from each state. This shows the power of the government in the people's hands, and decisions of a ruler are influenced by the people. On page 129, Rousseau talks about what it would be like if a monarchy was in place. It is less than ideal and does not consider the peoples interests (Rousseau 129).
Karl Marx touches on how family relations in a communist culture should be cut, and turned into money relations (Marx 11). This shows how money is a reoccurring partner to power. This poster shows a soldier who is fighting to end communism, and restore fascism.
Although this image is not from the same time as Mary Wollstonecraft, the message still remains the same. Wollstonecraft argued that women should be entitled to education, and this will make them more respected and they will gain power and equality to man. This image shows a young girl being educated by an elder. The lessons she learns, even if they do not help her gain equality to man, she still has them to teach her own children, like Wollstonecraft also argues.
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