The young men that follow him around are not his students, but try to mimic the way that he acts. He says, however, that as long as he lives he will never stop practicing philosophy. He makes it clear to the court that if they acquit him on the condition that he stops teaching philosophy he will not obey. He tells the court, “Men of Athens, I am grateful and I am your friend, but I will obey the god rather than you, and as long as I draw breath and am able, I shall not cease to practice philosophy” (Apology 34d). Socrates tells the jury that he will never stop practicing philosophy.
Crito comes with a plan for Socrates, and has arranged an escape route for Socrates’ freedom. Crito comes to find out that his old friend Socrates seems very content with his awaiting of his death (623). Crito argues with Socrates to try and persuade him into leaving the prison he is unjustly in. One argument brought to Socrates from Crito was the fact that if Socrates accepted his dues, and didn’t escape his conviction that Socrates would be abandoning his sons, leaving them without a father (623). Another argument Crito brings to the table is that if Socrates accepts his death penalty he would be aiding his enemies in this wrongful and unjust conviction.
Nestor is never very clear on what he thinks Telemachos should do. I believe that has to do with Nestor wanting Telemachos to think for himself and try and figure out what his father would do in these circumstances of being taken advantage of while in his own home. In the end, after Telemachos tries to prove how helpless he is, Nestor says why not rally the people up to fight against the suitors. “ Tell me, are you willingly put down, or are the people who live about you swayed by some divine voice and hate you? Who knows whether he will come someday and punish the violence of these people, either by himself or all the Achaians with him,” (Book III Verse 214-217).
Because he was blind to the prophecy, he blinds himself to remember everything he had done. His fate would have been execution, but by punishing himself, he makes other believe that he is punished. In addition to Oedipus avoiding his fate he is a coward in terms of his actions. He tells Creon to exile him far away because he is too afraid to deal with all that has happed. When he says “Drive me out of this country as quickly as may be to a place where no human voice can ever greet me.” (Ln.
Boor shows this when he writes, “So you figured it would be better if I just hated myself” (265). The only reason his parents told him the truth is Paul confronted them. While they admitted that he had a right to know, they justified their reason for not telling him earlier. Paul may have understood that his parents’ love led to their over protection but he probably distrusted his parents and their ability to tell him the whole truth. Paul’s parents’ choices changed the direction of his life.
The Apology of Socrates The Apology of Socrates is a philosophical dialogue written by Plato, a student of Socrates. It is an account of the speech Socrates makes at the trial where he is charged with not recognizing the gods of the state, inventing new deities, and corrupting the youth of Athens. He is said to done all of these acts by philosophizing. Socrates’ speech addresses his accusers: Meletus, Anytus, and Lycon. Furthermore, within the work, he defends himself against the charges and also typifies his accusers.
Is about an individual (Ken) who is fighting for his rights against different institutions to die. The institutions are against the individual’s rights to die, they think its suicide, and the individual thinks that there’s no point in living his life if he can’t even move his body and all he can do is just his head and talk. So who will win? The Individual or the institution In one part of the play the individual is given a needle with valium in it, the individual says “Doctor I didn’t give you permission to stick that needle in me”. The individual is pointing out one of his right, but the institution ignores it and insisted that the Valium was necessary for the individual, and to try and sleep.
In The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Shylock inhabits an anti-Semitic society in which he is treated as an inferior and without any esteem. In a response to these social dynamics, Shylock attempts to make an unmerciful statement to the Venetian community. During the trial, when pleaded multiple times by the Antonio and his men, he doesn’t take mercy on Antonio and demands for his bond to be followed and for Antonio to sacrifice a pound of his flesh. Declaring justice as a reason to the jury and to the judge, Shylock prepares to take revenge on Antonio by killing him. Shylock’s actions reveal a lot about his ethical beliefs: that he would go as far as to kill a man in order to get revenge.
Socrates opens his case with an appeal to the jury to listen to him openly and to pardon him if he slips into his usual conversational style. His accusers have already spoken against him in the flowery manner common in courts of law, and have warned the jury not to be deceived by Socrates, a skillful speaker. Socrates immediately addresses himself to that issue, claiming that while his accusers' speeches contained great refinement and skill, he lacks the ability to speak so well. However, he remarks, he will speak the truth whereas his opponents uttered only falsehood. Socrates further contrasts himself with his accusers, suggesting that while their rhetorical flourishes were the result of prepared speech, his speech will be fully improvised,
As he continues to abide by Matt’s direction, he remains calm and obedient, mostly because he is fooled in to believing that Matt has no intention of killing him. Matt telling him that he is being sent away seems to be plausible yet he argues that it won’t work and that there’s no need since he will serve a jail sentence. Matt has a rebuttal for each of his arguments. Hearing Richard explain once again why he killed Frank, adding in that “He [I] wanted to try to get together with her again” and “He [I] couldn’t even talk to her. He was always with her.” (112) again brings a more