The Trials And Death Of Socrates Analysis

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In Plato’s, The Trials and Death of Socrates, Socrates is the ultimate cause of his own death because of not conforming to the democracy of the Athenians and corrupting the young. Socrates was a wise philosopher of his time and was in search of the truth, rather than believing in the Athenians Gods. Nevertheless, it was more than just a simple search for Socrates. His search for the truth turned into a complex journey to where the answer of true wisdom leads Socrates to be brought up on charges of corrupting society. He taught his philosophy of life on the streets to anyone who cared to listen. Socrates was a person feared most by the Athenian’s because of his wisdom and his ability to attract others like him.
His teachings were based on discovering the actual truth of morality and instilling them into the youth and talking to people about what it takes to make a good life. The dialogue in Euthyphro took place before Socrates’ trial, for which he was charged with impiety and corrupting the youth of his time.
In Euthyphro, the common question that Socrates sets out to answer is “what is piety”, which is the advocate to understanding the charges placed upon him by Meletus. Plato introduces the topic that it is far worse for one to do wrong than to suffer wrongdoing, and Socrates isn’t fazed by Meletus. Despite Socrates' impending
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Socrates was the main cause of his own death while under trial. In the Athenian system, for this kind of trial, a defendant could suggest his own penalty. Instead of taking this opportunity seriously, Socrates first jokingly said that he should be rewarded instead and put into the same chambers as the Olympians. Obviously, his jurors did not see the humility in this and therefore, passed the death

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