Hi! This assignment is a comparative essay assignment for a political theory course, comparing John Locke’s “A Letter Concerning Toleration” and Plato’s “Republic” in the context of tolerance and intolerance. The prompt for the essay is that Locke champions religious toleration in comparison to how restrictive the churches of his day were and the states that enforced them. Socrates practices intolerance In constructing his city in speech, suppressing the opinions about the gods prevalent among his contemporaries. However, Locke’s toleration also has limits, beginning with the intolerance of some religions. By using “A Letter Concerning Toleration” and the “Republic” (376c-403a specifically but not limited to these sections), it must answer the following questions: How do Locke’s criteria for exclusion compare with those of Socrates? How do their differences on this issue reflect their different political goals? The essay should be no more than 2750 words and penalties apply if it exceeds the word count. Quotations can be used, and they are included in the word count. Thank you so much in advance!!