Please don't take my question as any form of offense.
I am a high school student and I accidentally chose a advanced philosophy course that I am stuck with. I am studying Plato's republic (Translation by RE Allen) and its connection to political theory. I am suppose to at least identify all the main themes (myth of the medals, plato's forms) in the work and I am unable to do that. I am a very weak student in textual analysis as I had to use visual novels/comics of Shakespear's play just to understand the basic plot and those are not available for Plato. if they are, can someone introduce me to them as I would definitely need all the help?
Second of all, I am able to access journal databases like JSTOR and would anyone be able to introduce me to journal articles that can dumb down the themes for me.
Third and most importantly, would some of you experts here be able to explain briefly on all the themes that I should be looking for ?