Phaedrus Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

According to Socrates, what are some of the main attributes needed for a good quality speech, and how did these shape his career as a philosopher?

Essay Topic 2

What are the different ideas given about love and relationships, and how do they differ from each other?

Essay Topic 3

What did Socrates think the role of the gods were in daily life, and how did this shape his life?

Essay Topic 4

What kind of relationship does Phaedras have with Lysias, and what effect does this have on his encounter with Socrates?

Essay Topic 5

Lysias is a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence, however brief, alters the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if he had not been in the book at all?

Essay Topic 6

Why does Socrates...

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