The Trials of Socrates
Was Socrates just putting his points out to the people or testing how much
they know? I feel that Socrates should be found not guilty, because I feel that he
was just testing how much the people know about their government. He had
bravery because he choose to drink the poisoned hemlock, when he could have
fled. His obligation though was to his family and he choose his own way. The
truth is that he had his own right to do what he wanted. The knowledge is that
in those times people were not allowed to just go out and speak their mind. The
Athenian Democracy is where rich men rule over all little people.
Socrates stood up for what he believed in and he made a very big impact
on the Athenian people. He gave them the freedom of thought. Also, he gave
them the freedom to a fair trial.
He was a smart man that liked asking questions.
Is that so harmful? Socrates was so smart that he held his own classes for young
men. He just wanted to show them the ropes, and his best student ( Plato )
followed in his foot steps. So, what does that tell you about him? It tells you that
he was a great teacher.
His obligation was simple, but even he messed it up because of his
teachings. He had a wife and a child that he couldn't even take care of, but he
tried to help them as much as he could. For Socrates it was either family and life,
or death and remembrance. He choose death and remembrance. And it was a
wise and stupid choice. It was wise because he would be remembered for his
great teaching. Stupid because he was forgetting all...