In this post I'll show you how 'Flowers for Algernon' is structured according to Plato's cave allegory and the divided line in the Republic.
A while back I did some Googling to find out whether someone out there had written a book similar to mine, and in my research I came across Charles Johnson's novel, Faith and The Good Thing. Too good to be true. He too makes use of the most powerful centerpieces in Plato's works: The Allegory of the … Continue reading The Challenges in Writing a Philosophical Novel
I've been trying to think of all the truly philosophical novels I've read, and I must admit, I'm coming up short. Very short. Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment is always the first to come to my mind. I consider this truly a philosophical novel as the concepts are illustrated by the story, inextricably integrated: "Why does my action … Continue reading The Philosophical Novel