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As a result of his reflection however, he places more value on the opinion of “he who understands justice and injustice”( (Plato, The Crito, §48a). Through his questioning and encouragement of examination, the defendant does not attempt to undermine the majority, but rather believes that the opinions of examined men carry more weight than those of a simple majority. This does not, however, prove Socrates’ innocence completely. As I see it, the greatest display of the defendant’s commitment to upholding the democracy and the majority rule is his strict adherence to the laws of Athens. In the aforementioned case of the ten generals, Socrates opposed the majority in court advocating for the legal cause, but when a verdict was reached he accepted it.
“For let the gods so speed me, as I love the name of honor more than I fear death. '; Brutus acts with the conspirators only for what he considers the best interests of Rome. Brutus weighs every decision he makes according to his morals and standards. He believes that reason and logic rule the world in which people can be affected by sound reasoning. He is very honorable but he still is not prepared for the corruption in the world.
Othello places his trust in Iago, because he believes that Iago is noble and honest just like him. Iago states “The Moor–howbe’t that I endure him not–/ Is of a constant, loving, noble nature,/“ (2.1.275-276). The contrast between Iago and Othello is high, for Othello is a man who has earned his reputation as honest and noble, while Iago has created his with empty words and subterfuge. Othello’s trust in Iago is taken to a dramatic end, when he states “Why did I marry? This honest creatures doubtless/ Sees and knows more, much more, than he unfolds./“ (3.3.248-249).