Critical Analysis Of Apology And Crito

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Jasmyn Logan M & W 9:00-10:30 Professor Chaikel His 101- D01 Analysis #1 -Apology/Crito This analysis will focus on two of the publications done by Plato. Both of the publications, “Apology” and “Crito”, focus on the trial of Socrates. Socrates was a great philosopher during his time, but he taught things that many people during this time did not agree with. Due to his method of teaching and the way he proved that many men were not as wise as they claimed to be Socrates was arrested, jailed and put on trial. During his trial, Socrates chose to defend himself and explain to the citizens of Athens what he believed to be the truth from his perspective. Socrates main accusers, including Meletus and Anytus, were people in Athens that believed he was “corrupting” the minds of the youth with his teachings. Socrates teachings focused on having people question things around them, including to a degree their religion and the myths that they had been told since they were young children. This is why he was also accused of impiety. Socrates claims during his trial, that he did not teach this to get people to turn their backs on their religion he only wanted to shed light on the fact that many of the Athenians that claimed they were the wisest and most righteous were actually not as wise or righteous as they told…show more content…
Since Socrates went against the social norms at the time, angered numerous people of power and brought up things that were taboo to talk about he was sentenced very severely. Socrates was found guilty of sacrilege and corruption of the youth. The judge and jury decided to give Socrates the harshest punishment there is, death. Though he was found guilty and given the most serve punishment, Socrates refused to change his ways or take back any of the things he had told the people of Athens. He continued to be a man of great principles and morals until his

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