Socrates The Apology Analysis
REPHRASE THIS SENTENCE: Socrates had dialogues with his followers that discussed their own lies that they believed about themselves and the world around them and what they thought they knew which at the end showed that they knew nothing.
REPHRASE THIS SENTENCE: Socrates was known as a gadfly going around making everyone realize that they are query to their knowledge.
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70-year-old Socrates was charged with corrupting the minds of the youth and impiety; believing in supernatural things or in other words, worshiping the wrong gods. The Apology was Socrates defense speech to the charges that were put to him. In the Apology, Socrates showed no fear for his life, instead Socrates discussed his accuser’s flaws and gave them orders on what they should do, as well as mock them and claim that was ordered by god to fulfill his mission. Socrates demonstrated the false beliefs that had been taught to children. The initial reaction from people about their prior false knowledge was valuing the lies that they know. ADD QUOTE THAT DESCRIBES THIS: Socrates’ method was described as corrupting society, although all he did was just talking. Socrates also mocks his prosecutors in the Apology by reciting his accusations “Socrates is an evil-doer, and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in heaven, and he makes the worse appear the better cause; and he teaches the aforesaid doctrines to others" (Lualdi 63) – knocking down their lies and false accusations. EXPAND MORE ON THE PREVIOUS