Socrates uses reasoning and logic throughout his trial. I believe that Socrates is innocent because he defends himself truthfully with effect. He uses sound arguments and he is passionate about philosophy. Socrates did nothing to gain in life and did not want a high social standing. Socrates is fair and uses correct methods of arguments by uncovering the
When someone is tickled his personal space is violated and his body responds to it as an attack. Since this is a mock attack it is benign and thus poses little to no threat to the individual himself. As a result we find it humorous and begin laughing. Consequently, someone cannot tickle himself because there is simply no violation there. However, a stranger tickling you is not considered funny because there is nothing benign about that situation.
Although Jackson gives a lot of his writing to defining the transformative tradition, I feel that we may not have had the time to fully discuss it in class. I think the transformative tradition is super rad, and I would like to present my favorite part of what Jackson had to say about the transformative tradition. On page 134, Jackson speaks about Socrates. “Socrates personifies the speaker after truth. He himself professes to possess precious little knowledge about most things, except of course, for that crucial nugget of negative knowledge.” How awesome is that?
But to no avail, Lennie does not understand the concepts and still views the world as a good place. An example from the text states “ S’pose you couldn’t go into the bunk house and play rummy ‘cause you was black.” (Steinbeck 72) The reader can clearly see how innocent Lennie Small really is. He was unable to comprehend the concept of racism and still views people in a positive light. Because of his innocence, Lennie Small continues to retain his perspective that Earth is a good place and, conversely remains unable to acknowledge important life concepts such as
Additionally, while Capote never objects explicitly to Smith’s execution, his favorable conception of Smith manifests itself through the author’s commiserative characterization of Smith compared to his acerbic evaluation of Hickock. He says “‘Get the bubbles out of your blood. Nothing can go wrong.’ No Because the plan was Dick’s from the first footfall to final silence, flawlessly devised” (Capote 120). Though Capote rarely, if at all, explicitly disparages Hickock or laudates Perry, his tone and overall construction of the book subtly undermine the reader’s morals, subsequently leading them to sympathize for Perry. Through Capote’s exquisite diction and use of phrases such as “flawlessly devised,” he befittingly portrays Hickock’s lack of remorse .
The moral assessment was right, I think. In which right can mean wrong, and if it is wrong then I don’t want to be right. It was just him, and no one helped him get to where he is. The community may have been against him, but it didn’t ruin his morals. I give thanks to Ayn Rand for a great book and a great example , R.I.P.
Socrates should be considered a tragic hero because he had an intellectual error, not an ethical one. I think that it is a little ironic that Socrates, the man who was all about intellect, had an intellectual error. Socrates was a man who focused on the truth, and unfortunately he failed to realize that the truth might not be what everyone else was focused on. In relation to what I stated earlier here is some in text evidence; Socrates said “to disregard the manner of my speech- it doesn't matter how it compares- and to consider and concentrate your attention upon this one question, whether my claims are
While Iago has resentment to othello for not promoting him othello cannot see him as untrustworthy, Because of this othello never questioned him. Iago is good at manipulating people to do his bidding even if they don’t reason this. An example is when Cassio followed Iago advice and petition Desdemona to get othello to forgive Cassio for his mistake. Iago uses that to make Othello wrongfully read this event as deception– Ha!
Perceiving his obliviousness in most common undertakings, Socrates reasoned that he should be more clever than other men just in that he realizes that he knows nothing. Keeping in mind the end goal to spread this exceptional shrewdness, Socrates clarifies that he thought of it as his obligation to address assumed "insightful" men and to uncover their false intelligence as obliviousness. These exercises earned him much esteem among the adolescent of Athens, yet much contempt and outrage from the general population he humiliated. He refers to their scorn as the purpose behind his being put on trial.
First and foremost, it fails to adhere to the long-winded rules of imitation. The entire Republic is Plato’s attempts to imitate Socrates and his beliefs. Although Socrates could be considered to be a noble man to imitate and therefore Plato should not cower at imitating him, for he is a “good man...acting in a faultless and intelligent manner,” (396d) there is the presence of bullheaded Thrasymachus to be considered. In addition, Socrates himself engages in many acts of imitation throughout the Republic in his examples and theoretical
From both these readings one can conclude that both of these men had great intentions. In my humble opinion one can’t contrast the conclusions, as the conclusion in both these scenarios is justice, there’s no denying that. But the reader can contrast the way both MLK and Socrates used just obedience to arrive at the conclusion of justice. Socrates seems to be more of an individualistic character, as he had no one group behind him that he was fighting for. He uses his words and his honesty to achieve his justice, he takes every advantage of this one true opportunity he has before the council to voice his opinion.
He says, “I do not corrupt, or if I do corrupt, I do it involuntarily, so in both cases what you say is false” (26a, p. 75). He continues by saying that if he corrupts involuntarily, “the law is to bring in those in need of punishment, not learning” (26a, p. 75). This further points out Socrates’s innocence. He believes that he would need to learn of his wrongdoings rather than be punished because he doesn’t see anything wrong with his actions. In his innocent eyes, all he did was go out to talk and question the Athenian people.