Death In Plato's The Apology

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In Plato’s The Apology, he arises a standpoint about death. He thinks that death is not what people usually think as a horrible, unacceptable thing. Instead, death can be a blessing. In order to support his viewpoint, he also has two concrete reasons that explain the advantages of death explicitly. The first one states that death is like a dreamless sleep for it is complete lack of perception, and then death would be a great advantage. People are able to recall and cherish those days and rights that were better and more comfortable than this night, which is dreamless and endless. Another reason he points out is that death would make it possible for him to meet many famous people who are died earlier, for example Minos, Radamanthus, Aeacus,…show more content…
As a philosopher would say, there must always be a reason for everything. Actually, death is a very abstract thing to argue about, and it needs some persuasive reasons for people to understand what and how death is. Clearly, Plato has his own sufficient reasons to persuade people that death is a blessing. Although his reasons may not be that understandable for some people, they actually make people think it that way. For example, his first reason says that death as a dreamless sleep could make people see those better days and nights that they have had before. In fact, nowadays almost everyone blames about something in his life. This is understandable because people usually don’t have a chance to compare their lives to those who are actually suffering from many pains, so they may don’t realize how fortunate and comfortable their lives are. And death does have the power to let them appreciate their lives. And many people would also have resonances for Plato’s second reasons. Having a person who you can talk to is one of the best things in this world, especially those who have similar life goals or great ambitions as you do. So, Plato’s sufficient reasons are necessary and crucial to support his
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