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Conversations of Socrates Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2, Memoirs of Socrates, Book IV Summary

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Chapter 2, Memoirs of Socrates, Book IV Summary and Analysis

Xenophon argues that Socrates was so helpful, and that being associated with Socrates and spending time with him was always of service. He had a great effect on his companions in nearly all cases. Socrates could adjust his aid to the differing needs of individuals as well.

In subsection two, Xenophon develops this theme by explaining Socrates' attitude towards those who thought they were right and were proud as a result. For instance, the handsome Euthydemus had found many writings of the best-known poets and sages and thought himself wise. Socrates began a conversation with him to stir him up and concluded that Euthydemus still needed instruction. In another case, Socrates chided Euthydemus from withdrawing from the group so as to avoid embarrassment and learning. He then praises Euthydemus for being interested in achieving wisdom...

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