They assumed he was dead, therefore they wouldn’t have felt rejected. Odysseus did not choose that easier path, though. Instead he decided his home and family were most essential things in his life, after longing for them for years. The author of The Odyssey, Homer, conveys a very basic truth in his writings, the truth that home and family are the most important things in life; they are even worth major
Socrates argues that "a [man] who really fights for justice must lead a private, not a public, life if [he] is to survive for even a short time" (32a). He claims that this is how he has been able to live a long life in Athens and that he never meant any harm to the state. Socrates believes that for
Socrates truly believed in his philosophical opinions and of mankind with great care and kindheartedness. He stood up for himself when some did not believe in him or when the slander was so great it almost broke his character. He found his way and was honest and truthful to himself and to others to the very end. The adoration of philosophy and the way he lived his life served perseverance for the greater good of mankind and for him. To do well is virtuous and good for the soul.
In this paper I will examine why Socrates did not attempt to appease the jury in his Apology. Socrates is put on trial for corrupting the youth and believing in gods other than the gods of the city. I believe he chose not to appease the jury for three reasons: he is a man of pride, he does not fear death and additionally finds it shameful to fear death. Socrates is a man of pride. He has passion for his beliefs and values, and would rather die than give them up.
The fact that happiness is a state of well-being pursued by humans since the beginning of humanity is not new. Since the ancient Greek philosophers, happiness has always been a goal for people. However, the definition of happiness is still subjective and controversial as Mark Kingwell, an award-winning social critic, essayist, and professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, presents in his article “In pursuit of Happiness." The author begins to build his credibility by calling everyday facts and emotions, also by citing philosophers, researchers, and other authors. Using the sources effectively in a persuasive piece, Kingwell demonstrates, through examples and science researches, the difficulty in defining happiness, which can result in unhappiness.
Evolution of the human language has created unity in societies, communities and the population but it has always had the power of persuasion at the very beginning. People have always been influenced by others because of their expertise in rhetorical skills. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, and Donald Trump have had a group of followers because their supporters were caught by their persuasion of their speech. Adolf Hitler was followed due to his prowess in rhetorical speeches considering his past of quitting art school and imprisonment. In the dialogue “Plato Gorgias” Rhetoric is debated whether it is an art or not by Socrates and Gorgias.
Voltaire does that repeatedly and blatantly throughout the work. It most likely was clear and understandable to Voltaire’s audience at the time that Candide was written. However, it falls short when provided to a modern audience, references are lost and lots of the story seems extraneous and over the top. It is a valuable contribution to literature, and it provides insight into thought during the enlightenment, but again it could have been accomplished with better mastery and less exaggeration. Where Candide falls short, other works surpass it.
I believe that Socrates was a man who looked beyond the physical world and strived to gain as much knowledge as he could through asking questions and continuing to learn from others and in turn teach others, thus making him wise and striving to live the best life. Socrates was confident, but not arrogant. He had reason to believe that he was truly the wisest, as he could not find one example to disprove the Delphi’s claim that “no one is wiser” than Socrates. (Apology 21a). Socrates wanted to assure that this claim was true before presenting this idea to others so that he did not come off as arrogant.
Davis’ opinion of what the goal of life is to die. The end of Mr. Matlock’s epigraph basically says if we don’t live for ourselves we have nothing to look forward to but death. Davis Matlock makes a good point, but if people solely life for themselves not preparing for the next generation or helping others s/he is pretty selfish. A health balance needs to exist between helping oneself and helping others in order to live a fulfilling life. Davis reached his goal in life of death obviously because he wouldn’t have an epigraphy if he didn’t die, but I’m not too sure if he ever got to “live it out like a god” as he wished.
Odysseus is on of the smartest characters I have ever read about, he skillfully thought his was through his plan and even put himself in danger before he started it just to gain information with the help of the gods of course (insert link about athena helping od). In The counts case he didn't get the help of the gods but he did consider himself a god a few times throughout the book. The way he planned for revenge on the people that have betrayed him was astonishing, first going to see who he could still trust as did odysseus, pretended to be someone else as did odysseus, and went back to a significant place Odysseus case where his child was born, The count is his home. In conclusion Odysseus and The Count of Monte Cristo as characters are very similar in the way they act, think, and execute actions. From the way they plotted their revenge plots, to how they were pulled from their families,to how they were both imprisoned at one point or another.These two characters lives are similar with some contrast , like horses to zebras,cats to lions, their similar with their
Personally, I have never read a book quite like Freedom 's Main Line or A Nation Forged in War. But, Freedom’s Main Line is outstanding in the way it reiterates documents, oral and written articles and words exchanged by President Kennedy, all of these to prove his point that the Freedom Rides acknowledged a problem and fought to make a change. Catsam helped boost my understanding of this civil rights movement by throwing in various historical events. The book also caught my attention by the time frame being so close to what I am studying in my current history class. Freedom 's Main Line will help a number of history students and would be insightful to a number of African American and American historians.