Another point that has been challenged in Oedipus Tyrannus is by the queen of Thebes, Jocasta. She suggested “…it is better to live as you will, live as you can.” (Sophocles, 1970, p.22). She is going outside of her role as a queen, where she is expected to be supportiv...
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...aise and educate his children. Crito points out if Socrates will not escape from the prison, the children of Socrates will be abandoned by his own father. Crito describes this as betrayal of a father, whom should raise and educate his children but he, the father, is going away and abandoning the children instead. (Plato, 45d). In here, Crito is trying to find out on what most appeals to Socrates, whether it is family. In fact, Socrates argues that his children are better off living with Crito rather than live with him in Thessaly which he describes the city as being full with plenty of disorder and disobedience. Thus will bring a negative effect on his children. (Plato, 53d-54b).
The two examples above demonstrate the two way of Crito as part of the collective is trying to find the freedom against Greek democratic culture at that time but he is failing in to do so.
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