Two speeches In this essay, we will compare and contrast two different speeches on love in Plato’s Phaedrus. First speech and second speeches are blaming love .the first speech by Lysias and second speech by Socrates. The definition of Love is the attraction, which contains sexual desire and the strong love felt by person who has a romantic relationship. There are two people who are Socrates talking to the young man who is Phaedrus. Also, both of them love speeches and like to listen to speeches.
The first stanza starts off gently to the likelihood of what seems to be great. The love is categorized as a deeming and damning affection therefore mastering the hardship of what love is or is perceived to be. Looking at the first stanza, one is able to notice that it starts off very romantically. In line 1 the poet, Cynthia Zarin, refers to her man as ‘My heart’ and ‘my dove’. ‘My heart’ indicates how much the poet’s lover means to her as a heart is sustenance for life.
The language in Plato’s symposium and the expression of Sappho’s poetry are similar in that they both deal with homoerotic love. Sappho, the only ancient Greek female author whose work survived, talks from the female point of observation, where as Plato’s work concentrates on the idea of love among males. In spite of the fact that both of their points of view are comparative in courses, for example, their thoughts of physical fascination and want, Plato’s work creates a better understanding of the nature of love then Sappho’s ideas. This understanding will be shown with three arguments and counter- arguments in order to demonstrate the dominance of Plato over Sappho. It will than be concluded with an overview of the main idea and a recap of the three arguments made for Plato.
He has passion for his beliefs and values, and would rather die than give them up. When presented with the idea of the jury releasing him he states “as long as I draw breath and am able, I shall not cease to practice philosophy” (Plato 32). This shows that Socrates does not believe what he has done and what he believes in is wrong; he will continue to do what he had been put on trial for if released. This is the exact opposite of what one would say to appease the jury. Socrates is on trial because some believe what he was doing was wrong, by refusing to acknowledge that he was wrong, this speech contradicts our modern day idea of an apology.
Socrates mentions that “if he called to mind his fellow prisoners and what passed for wisdom in his former dwelling-place, he would surely think himself happy in the change and be sorry for them” (Plato par. 28). The man feels relief to know he is truly free, but feels remorse for the other prisoners in their false reality. Plato shows that Socrates emphasizes the importance of truth and how it changes people entirely. Truth leads to happiness which leads to enlightenment and an end to suffering.
At this point Socrates is already convicted and is given the option to counter his punishment. Instead of begging for his life, Socrates believes that the greatest good of man is to converse about virtue and examine both him and other. In Apology section 29d-30b, Socrates states that he will continue his service to god and he does not plan on stopping his questions. He will meet strangers and question them about their obsession with possessing as much wealth, reputation, and honor while forgoing the truly important things in life, such as wisdom and truth. In this argument, Socrates wants people to stop caring about wealth and the artificial things in life, but rather to focus on body and soul.
Socrates as a wise man understands that if religion forms humans’ personality and views on surrounding, then it means that there is no place for you as a human being. Thus, Socrates tries to argue with Euthyphro to find the definition of goodness and asks Euthyphro questions. Euthyphro gives several definitions of goodness such as prosecuting his own father is an act of goodness, but Socrates quickly responses to him that it is only instance but not the definition. Then, he replies to Socrates that goodness is something that is pleasant to gods. However, Socrates is not satisfied with such definition and responses to Euthyphro that many of conflicts exist among the gods and what is pleasant to one god might be unpleasant to another.
This is exemplified by the close vote such that "a mere thirty votes had been [cast] different, [Socrates] would have been acquitted." Furthermore, his close friends and followers who agree with his way of living also testify to Socrates's success in achieving his goal. Contrasted to Socrates's relatively gradual, inwardly approach to effect change, Jeremiah's approach is abrupt and harsh, threatening the onset of disaster if Israelites do not obey God's will. Jeremiah's message was poorly received and the reason for this is twofold. First, Jeremiah is disconnected from the society he criticizes because of his divine appointment; thus, he lacks the understanding of the commoners that Socrates possesses.
In Antony's speech, he exclaims "He was my friend, faithful and just to me." Caesar loved Antony as a good friend, which leaves Antony unsure of his real nature. He does not know whether to believe Brutus' claims of his ambition or not. In conclusion, Shakespeare used pathos and logos to contrast both Brutus and Antony's speeches concerning Caesars life and death. Brutus uses an appeal to logic to explain how corrupt Caesar was and power hungry.
He also uses Pathos, to claim Caesar not a cruel guy, he was a remarkable guy, but plebeians all forgot that because Brutus only put negative ideas in there head. Brutus has enforced in the plebeians that Caesar claims to not have potential for Rome, and therefore Anthony says ¨The good is oft interred with their bones¨. Anthony tries to convey to their emotions that if they listen to Brutus that they're wrong, and nobody wants to know that they're wrong. Anthony knows Caesar, and tries to tell the Plebeians he had a purpose that deserved to live on. His claim in the line destroys Brutus´s remark that Caesar lacks the potential to continue for