In Euthyphro of The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato, Socrates is visiting the court of Athens to learn about their system and customs. During his investigation, Socrates notices that Euthyphro is passing and engages in a conversation with him by questioning his actions. From this dialogue, it 's discovered that Socrates is being charged with corrupting the young and not believing in the gods of the city. Later, in the Apology, Socrates presents an argument against these accusations but it’s found guilty because of his moral beliefs and his inability of code-switching resulting in his sentence to death. Lastly, Socrate beliefs regarding the death penalty and the laws of Athens are revealed in Crito, as he awaits execution.
This will display he will avoid the penalty of the law to his convenience when he had followed it for his entire time in Athens, which will further many people’s belief of his bad character. However, the Athenian justice system was flawed. It is not right for Socrates to accept his death as his punishment when many people did not comply with the requirements of the jury to uphold the law because they decided to convict an innocent man to his death with no strong evidence needed. The laws are established with the sole purpose to establish justice. Instead of establishing justice, many people in the trial let their personal judgments of Socrates establish him as the criminal when he was innocent.
To conclude, Socrates in some peoples eyes may seem that the right thing for him to do is to escape and save his own life, even though he would be ricking the the lives of his friends and family and inevitably be caught later on down the road the face once again the same situation. In my opinion, Socrates made the right decision. Staying imprisioned and accepting his fate not only protects the life of other but also stands by his beliefs of not repaying a wrong action with a wrong action. Socrates sticking by his choice to follow the path God intended him, shows how wise he truly is and for that I believe he has made the right choice and I agree with
Since the day of the judgment between Athens and Socrates in 399 year B.C. many historians, philosophers, and students wonder to know whether Socrates was Guilty. Philosopher was accused in corrupting the youth, not believing in the recognized gods and introducing new divinities and in the rejection of civic life in democratic society. It is very difficult to answer on this question, may be even impossible. In my opinion, there are three types of people: 1.
Socrates found guilty of corrupting the youth, not believing gods, and practicing daimonic activity and the court put him in the prison. Socrates friend Crito came to prison to take Socrates out of the prison. However, Socrates believed escaping from the prison was unjust move and he denied the idea of escaping the prison. Crito who was one of his close friends could not just let Socrates die in front of him, so Crito started to question Socrates of why he thought it is unjust to leave the prison. Crito opened an argument on what people would think of him when Socrates die and the other argument was that it is not just for him to not escape from the prison.
Socrates defends his actions by asking for the victims of the crime. However, there is not anyone bringing these charges to the court. His followers have not grown up and accused him of giving them unsound advice or wisdom. Socrates then asks, why they would think he would deliberately harm those who choose to follow them, for harming the citizens around would hurt him. I think this evidence would have led Pericles to welcome Socrates’ teachings to the youth.
The murders of Julius Caesar is Brutus,Cassius,and the senate. “But Brutus, one of the conspirators who was then thought of as a firm friend, came up and said, 'What is this, Caesar? Are you a man to pay attention to a woman 's dreams and the idle gossip of stupid men, and to insult the Senate by not going out, although it has honored you and has been specially summoned by you? But listen to me, cast aside the forebodings of all these people, and come. The Senate has been in session waiting for you since early this morning.
The arbitrary rule of authority is shown during the play in many forms, with the help of satire. The book starts with the discussion of the Maniac impersonating a psychiatrist. He uses a psychiatrist arbitrary power to charge an outrageous two hundred pounds for a session and receives positive feedback from his patient’s, regardless of the fact that he is not a psychiatrist, showing that these people with official positions can abuse their powers to do as they please. Fo exploits the abuse of these power in a few different institutions throughout his play. One of the biggest criticisms was the abuse of the justice system’s power.
It is not known if the boy is actually guilty or innocent, it will always remain hidden with the boy. It is about whether the jury has a reasonable doubt about his guilt, and this is how the whole debate started when the jury eight had a reasonable doubt about the whole incident of the boy killing his father and the witnesses. Juror eight who entered in the trial with an open mind finally managed to convince the others to do so. The movie illustrates that everything is not what it appears to be. The movie also reflects the prevailing sexism of America in the 1950’s.
I decided to choose Jacques Louis David’s The Death of Socrates because the image being displayed showcases the hard decisions one must make to be true to oneself. In David’s painting you can clearly see the struggle that the people around Socrates have with his decision to die. They are all in some form of mourning and some aren’t even looking at him. Socrates has decided to be honest with his beliefs and not give into the desires of the people that are against him. Before he drinks what will cause his death he is giving his last speech, which can be seen in the way that he is raising his finger in air as if to bring attention to what he is saying.