Comparing Plato's Apology And Oedipus The King

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The play, Plato’s Apology and Oedipus the king explains how both men have good intentions on improving life for mankind, but due to their actions both suffer from terrible consequences. Plato’s Apology is the story of the trial of Socrates; he is being accused of corrupting the youth, challenging the belief system of the Athenians. The play Oedipus the King by Sophocles, explains how Oedipus unwillingly committed patricide and married his mother. As a result, this leads to his downfall. 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…show more content…
As of that he sets out to conduct his experiment, he notices many of the men who have high reputation have less wisdom. These men assumes they are wise because of their reputation, wherein reality they are less wise. These men like Meletus, Lycon, Anytus are in a sleep like state where they do not realize what they are discussing. They assumed they knew everything, wherein reality they are arrogant. These men think if they know something of their own particular field, they do not need to comprehend anything else; they are mistaking partial knowledge to total knowledge. Due to his experiment, all these so called knowledgeable men knew something but really did not know nothing, obviously, these so called wise men were furious with him and at the themselves for humiliating in front of their peers (563). With this he realizes that he is the wisest out of all these men, but because of questioning, it leads him to his

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