Comparing Plato's Symposium By Phaedrus And Aristophanes

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Response Paper 1: Plato’s Symposium Plato’s symposium wad seven speeches, but two that really made me think were from Phaedrus and Aristophanes. Phaedrus has mentioned that love is the oldest god. It is the highest good that tries to guide men. He tries to explain that love is so strong that is even exceeds honor and has the ability to please the gods. Many people have tried to fight for love and by fighting in the name of love the gods are honored. Phaedrus tries to explain that love is what makes people into a real hero. They are fighting for their beloved and will encourage people to get stronger for the people they care about. Love is an unstoppable force that people are even willing to sacrifice themselves for their love. He concludes…show more content…
Love will make you feel courageous even if you are timid or make you feel like you are the strongest person in the world even if you are weak. In the present, there are now more ways we can find love than ever before. I think that that nowadays it is a lot easier to find people and try to look for love. We have technology now that makes it easier to look for loves because we are so caught up in our lives that it makes it difficult in our search for love. I feel like the use of apps and online dating is making people fall in love with each other faster. It makes things feel more spontaneous. For example, you don’t know how the person will be in real life and you go on a date based on their profile. This to me makes it feel very spontaneous because you are taking a chance on the person. The only problem I do see with online dating is that people try to put up a disguise and not really show who they really are to people. They are really concerned with their appearances of the people they want love, just as Phaedrus comment about the opinion of the lover is very high to

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