The focus of this essay will be which of the speeches within the Symposium offers the most convincing account of Erôs, with focus on the speeches of Eryximachus and Socrates and how their different conceptions of Love lead to their speeches being variably convincing. We will focus specifically on how Eryximachus’ idea of Erôs as the Good itself versus Socrates idea of Erôs as only the seeker of the Good effect their arguments integrity. We will also explore how both of these speeches are similar in their understanding of Erôs in terms of a balancing force although Eryximachus focuses on the nature of Love whereas Socrates turns to the effects of Erôs (Naugle, 2010, pp. 7-9). To arrive at the conclusion that while one personally prefer the account of Erôs given by Eryximachus, Socrates speech is more convincing due to the issues raised by equating Erôs to the Good.
Pascal describes all the ideals that humans believe will make their lives happier and better, but he believes the only happiness will come later in the afterlife and by wanting in this life they will be unhappy. Pascal says, "..they cannot be happy unless their health, their honor, their fortune, and that of their friends be in good condition, and that a single thing wanting will make them unhappy," (50). Pascal explains that human 's passions are detrimental to their reality and the passions they have will make them unhappy when they are unable to obtain them. Pascal titles one section of his text "The Necessity of Hope", he explains that humans need to hope to find truth in their life as the human condition is set in a stage of uncertainty. Pascal says, "We cannot but desire the truth and happiness, and are incapable of certainty or happiness" (57).
The reader can acknowledge how Singer believes that the primary source of living a meaningful life, is love. Within his novel, the Pursuit of Love, Irving Singer discusses how love is the central definition of what meaning is, as well as further analyzes how love is not a desire to be loved. Nonetheless, Irving Singer would claim that life is not meaningless because humans search for meaning within all aspects of our existence. By solely being alive, individuals find the things that matter to them; therefore, whatever we as individuals believe “matters,” is a prerequisite for our life because it will bring happiness. Irving Singer’s optimistic theories make him an ideal philosopher because he offers an immense amount of insight by discussing how we can add meaning to our lives.
The actions one character perform upon another can be viewed as aggressive and violent, but actually it’s the characters’ clumsiness in expressing their love that motivated readers to perceive their relationships as hostile. It’s how Keller, Kate, and Annie are all strict and rigorous towards their beloved, but their true intention infers their in-depth love in hoping good for the beloved. Although love can sometimes be expressed in harsh and severe methods, the author utilizes the relationships among the characters to allude readers the beauty of inner love, and the value of it. Love should have its internal side considered than to be only judged by its visible effects. Therefore, if love is judged by its visible effects, it often looks more like hatred, but when explored deeper, the author hopes readers to realize people’s tendency in expressing their sincere love in whatever
But Zeus was not always against mortals and was sympathetic in Aristophanes speech on Love. In Aristophanes speech on Love from the Symposium (GHM 5.6), Zeus (with Apollo) shows his compassionate side when he turns mortals’ genitals to the front so mortals can have intercourse. In Teiresias (from Apollodorus’ Library) (GHM 5.8), Zeus and Hera find themselves in a disagreement over whether the man or woman has more pleasure in sexual relations. Tiresias has experienced both genders and sided with Zeus and agreed that men find more pleasure in sexual relations. It was said that men enjoy one and woman enjoy nine parts out of ten parts.
By making this plan he not only put Romeo and Juliet in danger but he also put himself in danger as well. In 4.1.55 Friar was too loyal when she threatened to kill herself because he came up with a plan. We can tell he was too loyal because he felt obligated to do something about her marrying Paris. He could've just gave her some advice and went along his day like he usually does, but he had to get involved which was not be right decision. All of this shows us that the theme of Being too loyal could come back to hurt you in the end.
These two characters wanted the best for the newlywed couple; however, both contributed to the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet, making some of their guidance useful and some of it useless. The Friar genuinely cared about Romeo, as he tried to provide the best advice to the young man. Prior to their marriage, Friar Laurence urged Romeo to be more cautious with his feelings, considering that he fell out of love with Rosaline so quickly. “Holy Saint
In contrast, Pascal believes that humans choose to follow their heart because people believe their heart is good. Also, Pascal believes that the human condition is the aspiration to figure out the unknown. The notion of the uncertain leads Pascal to talk a lot about the afterlife. He states humans live a life that encourages the hope that their afterlife will be superior. Pascal believes that the human
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.
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.
In Pericles’ speech, he appeals to the desiring and spirited parts of the tripartite soul. He starts his speech by entrancing the desiring parts of the soul by promising to “satisfy the individual wishes and expectations” of all those present at the funeral (Thuc. 2.35). This shows that Pericles wants each person to receive pleasure and comfort in their lives. He also feeds on the desiring part of the soul by saying “Famous men have the whole earth as their tomb” (Thuc.