#1
For English I have do an oral about a poem of my choice. So I chose Liberty Needs Glasses by Tupac. But I'm stuck on the second last line of the poem. What is "pen optical"?

Excuse me, but Lady Liberty needs glasses
and so does Mrs Justice by her side
Both the broads are blind as bats
Stumbling through the system
Justice bumped into Mutulu and
Tripped on Geronimo Pratt
But stepped right over Oliver
and his crooked partner Ronnie
Justice stubbed her big toe on Mandela
and Liberty was misquoted by the Indians
Slavery was a learning phase
Forgotten with out a verdict
While justice is on a rampage
For endangered surviving black males
I mean really, if anyone really valued life
and cared about the masses
They’d take them both to pen optical
And get two pairs of glasses
#2
What it means I'm not totally sure, but it sounds like a play on the word 'panoptical,' which means being able to see everything. Perhaps meant to suggest that writing and literature can help us see/understand things better?
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#3
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What it means I'm not totally sure, but it sounds like a play on the word 'panoptical,' which means being able to see everything. Perhaps meant to suggest that writing and literature can help us see/understand things better?



sounds good
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A glasses store?
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#8
I just googled penoptical as one word and it turns out that it is in fact some kind of optical store.
#9
Or it could be the word 'pen' meaning to write (to 'pen' a letter), which might be saying that Liberty/Justice should pass their message on according to what they see rather than some outmoded ideals the poet seems to feel they represent.
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#10
My guess is its a glasses store owned by a person/family named Pen.
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#11
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I just googled penoptical as one word and it turns out that it is in fact some kind of optical store.


Oh, ok, fair enough.

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