Apology (Plato) Essay | Socrates: Guilty or Innocent

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Socrates: Guilty or Innocent

Summary: Discusses the innocence of Socrates in Plato's, "The Apology of Socrates."
In Plato's, The Apology of Socrates, Socrates was accused and on trial for two charges: that he had corrupted the youth of Athens with his teachings, and, that he advocated the worship of false gods. Socrates taught his students to question everything in a thirst for knowledge. Thus, many politicians were looked at as hypocrites. Because of this, many politicians feared Socrates and wanted Socrates away from Athens. Socrates tried to defend himself against the charges by addressing each accusation. He classified the accusations into two categories, recent and ancient. The recent being the actual accusations and the ancient being the rumors that had circled Athens for years about how Socrates was a man of evil and a man who makes the worse case look to be the better.

Socrates used ethos, or trustworthy character, when he related eloquence and truth. Throughout his speech he talked...

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