Music According To Plato

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.


Plato is a charming person! He had this wonderful description to what music is. Though I don’t understand what he is trying to say about music being a moral law, I kind of understand with the other things that he said.

Music gives soul to the universe. I don’t think he is literally talking about the actual universe. I think he is talking about the things around us. With music, we see things differently. It gives interpretation to various things and helps use them in a different light.

Music gives wings to the mind. With music, we begin to think. We think of the message they bring. We think of what the musician is trying to say. Music gives flight to imagination because with good music we end up imagining the things we hear in music. We hear an upbeat music – we imagine festivals and happiness. We hear a sad song – we imagine sadness, loneliness and heartaches. If we hear romantic songs, we imagine love and romance.

Music gives charm and gaiety to life and to everything. This is very true because of music, things become livelier and full of life.

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