By comparing himself to them he says that he does not have any interest in corrupting youth, because money are meaningless. Furthermore, Socrates asked audience to prove his corruption, but there was no one who could gave any examples (33d-34b). Socrates was a victim of society, who did not understand the idea of education by questioning. To conclude with, Socrates was not liked among citizens, because he used his knowledge to show the weaknesses and simplicity of peoples thinking and their vanity of life. His all accusations were related to the issues of morality which never was defined by one explanation.
This charge implies that Socrates, alone, was actively seeking out the young and teaching them ideas that go against the Greek beliefs. Socrates states that, "the young men who follow me around of their own free will, those who have most leisure, the sons of the very rich, take pleasure in hearing people questioned; they themselves often imitate me and try to question others." (Plato 28). The most important part of Socrates’s statement is the phrase "own free will." This phrase shows that, Socrates was not forcing his views on anyone, nor did he have views to begin with.
At the beginning of Socrates first speech, he states to the jury that there have been numerous individuals who have accused him of crimes over many years and that none of these accusations are true (18b). In order to prove himself innocent to the jury, Socrates dissects the accusations against him of corrupting the youth and impiety point by point (24c). Socrates first addresses one of Meletus’ accusations against him, corrupting the youth. After using the Socratic Method and analyzing Meletus’ argument for the jury, Socrates states that he does not believe Meletus’ accusations to be true and he does not believe the jury will either (25e). Through examining Meletus’s accusation Socrates comes to two conclusions, one is that he is not corrupting the youth; the second is that he is corrupting the youth but he is doing so unwillingly and therefore should not be charged, brought to trial, or punished but instructed on how to prevent it from continuing to happen (26a).
Socrates believes that if every citizen is doing their role in society and doing it just and well that society will flourish. But to do this, everyone must understand what justice and true good really are. That is why Socrates believes it to be so important to find the answers to such questions as, “what is courage?” and “what is justice?” He does this by constantly questioning himself and those around him, not to be annoying or redundant but to find the answers that are true. If we could answer these questions, we would have all the knowledge needed to live a just and happy life. Socrates is not arrogant or a fool, if he was, he would not share his knowledge with others and he would only want to improve himself and not
Plato. Pp3 17b.). Socrates was well versed in rhetoric, and he admits to that, but heads on to say that he speaks the truth, and if a man who speaks the truth deceives people because he is an accomplished speaker makes no sense, therefore their accusation makes no sense. After taking down the warning that the accusers have given the jury, he tackles the first accusation, that he is guilty of studying things in the sky and below the earth, and that he is able to make the weaker argument into the stronger one, and spreads this knowledge among society. In regards to this accusation, Socrates refers to the jury and assembly convincing them that he does not do so, this is shown in a play
Socrates last speech Socrates was one of the greatest ancient Athenian philosopher and one of the founders of Western philosophy; he was very famous for creating an argument about ethical concepts and questioning about supernatural powers. Most of Socrates works was collected and wrote by his students like Plato. Socrates was put on a trial as he was charged by his accusers because he was responsible for corrupting the youth. Plus, his impious acts because he does not believe in the gods that the city acknowledges as he introduced new deities and new ideas about gods. During the trial Socrates divided the audience into two groups his accusers and his supporters, and he said different words for each of them.
At one point in time, Socrates ' good friend Chaerephon went to the Oracle at Delphi and asked whether any man was wiser than Socrates. In response, the Oracle said that there was no man who was wiser than Socrates (Apology 21a). In his famous trial, Socrates explains his first reaction to the oracle 's statement: "You see, when I heard these things, I thought to myself as follows: "What can the god be saying? What does his riddle mean? For I 'm only too aware that I 've no claim to being wise in anything either great or small.
During the 399 B.C., Socrates for rejecting the Greek gods and for putting wrong moral ideas in his student 's minds was sentenced to death. But Socrates’ goal wasn 't that, his goal was to encourage his disciples to find any reason by themselves for what is true and real. After Socrates’ death, Plato, who was one of his best students, opened the Academy- school that continued Socrates 's ideas. In this School, Plato wrote The Republic, where he states that each individual’s perspective of reality is changing, and can change more every time. People get more knowledge about the world and their surroundings.
As they speak, Socrates utilizes talk to demonstrate his inward difficulties and discover which way is the correct approach. On the off chance that he leaves now, what great would that do? Crito focuses on how that will prompt repercussions with his young and companions, yet Socrates isn 't sure anymore and is overwhelmed. Rather he turns the inquiry around, asking in what capacity will it be any better that he flees abandoning them with an imaginable more regrettable destiny. They will in any case grow up without him and may find him unworthy for his defiance toward the law.