The story, Plato’s Apology, Socrates is on trial for spreading his knowledge on to the youth. On his trial, Socrates defends that he himself is not wise; his wisdom is entirely different from the Athenians. Socrates claims that he gained his reputation from having superhuman wisdom; on the contrary, Socrates cannot describe how he was able to gain that knowledge. As he tries to explain to the
Socrates was sent to trial on behalf of five charges. The charges were; he studies things in the sky and below the Earth, he makes the worse into the stronger argument, he teaches these same things to others, he is corrupting the young, and he does not believe in the
Socrates claims that he did not consciously corrupt the youth of Athens, and he gives many reasons why he is not at fault for these actions. In his defense to the jury, he tells them that by looking at the facts, they will see Meletus is accusing him of something that is not true. The way Socrates defends himself is well-thought out and logical. He ask Meletus a serious of questions and Meletus answers, Socrates then moves on to the next question to support his claim.
Polyphemus was Odysseus son, and Polyphemus prayed to Poseidon and he cursed Odysseus. Poseidon is Polyphemus’s father, so he was mad that he hurt his child, so he was very mad at Odysseus for doing that. Also, Odysseus could have made a deal with Calypso instead of staying with her for seven years. He could have left the island somehow, but he thought there was no way out. Odysseus brought all this on himself ,and it was his fault that he fell for the seductions, and
Also, he is causing shame to all of his friends. Furthermore, he is bringing more shame because he has the ability to escape but does not. Lastly, everything that occurred was unjust and should not have taken place. However, Socrates is not convinces because he needs to be guided by reason.
“Plato Apology” relates the trial of Socrates (469-399) B.C.E known as the father of Western Philosophy. Socrates, a son of sculpture and the midwife had a queer with most Athenians due to his point of view on values and beliefs. Charged with impiety and corrupting the Youth, Socrates’ defends himself by persuading the jury of his innocence with tangible reasons which made his arguments effective.
Artemidorus was trying to do Caesar a favor and save his life, but Caesar shows arrogance and does not accept his favor therefore showing his arrogance. Overall, Caesar’s taking or not taking of chances leads to his demise and shows his arrogant
Have you ever been so ashamed of who you are associated with, that you push them past their own physical limits for your own good? In the short story, The Scarlet Ibis, by James Hurst makes you think about what is truly from the goodness of the brother character’s heart or if he is just being selfish. Ever since Doodle was born, he had no hope from anyone. Brother was the first one to look past his disabilities and see that he had the potential to be normal. Although Brother has to care for Doodle and teach him how to walk, run, swim, and row, it was only because he was sick of giving all of his personal time to the little disabled boy who could not walk.
In other terms, deviance can be defined as an attractive alternative if the norms of a society are out of reach (Haskings-Winner, Collishaw, Kritzer & Warecki, 2011). Bender is unable to achieve the goals that the school sets out for him so he resorts to deviance in order to make him seem like a bad boy which turn in will get him attention. When he gets the group to go to his locker, he explicitly states, “Being bad feels pretty good, huh?” (Hughes, 1985) This statement is looking for reassurance from his peers to ensure his
His use of epistrophe is used to sway the crowd to be on his side, as well as against Brutus who was not very honorable like people say he is. As this rhetorical device is continuously used, the Romans begin to rethink Brutus’ speech. They became very angry with Brutus and realize his speech was not true, they begin to wonder if he killed Caesar because he wanted all the
Socrates was put on trial for his intentions that were good. Society thought them out to be bad, but all socrates was trying to do was to improve society as whole. To improve society socrates would question citizens of Athens and make them think about their reality. During Socrates trial they accused him of corrupting the youth. Socrates would never willingly corrupt the youth because he saw the youth as the future.
In conclusion, Socrates eventually convinces Glaucon of his vision. Glaucon was flattered, and told manipulative ideas and concepts which ultimately won him over. Glaucon went from saying “unjust” to “most true” in a few paragraphs through said persuasion. Socrates heavily believed in the role philosophers had on the state and was determined to say anything for supporters, sounding like a modern presidential nominee.
The trial of Socrates, in the time period in which it occurred, in my opinion, was a fairly conducted trial. Socrates was put on trial mostly by Anytus, a powerful politician. Socrates was believed to have corrupted the youth, as well as not recognizing the gods and goddesses in which the city honored and worshiped. I believe that Socrates’s trial was fair, within their time period because Socrates went against the strict and conventional religion, opened his pupils to question Athenian life, and he created his own, new deities. One reason that made me consider the fact that Socrates’s trial was fair is due to the matter that he went in opposition of the society’s primary religion.