character. For instance, the view of happiness that is revealed by Oedipus in the story “Oedipus the king”, Plato in the “allegory of the cave” and Socrates in his apology are different. In particular, Oedipus believed that life is nothing but an illusion that is full with misery and free from happiness, Plato believed that happiness is attained through knowledge and reason while Socrates believed that having a purified and virtuous soul is the main source of happiness.
States’ greatest examples of freedom. The Greek philosopher Socrates, was a major proponent of this belief. In the year 399 BC, Socrates was given a verdict of guilty with regard to negatively influencing young people, and defying polytheistic, Athenian beliefs. I was emboldened by reading Socrates’ spirited defense in the trial against his accusers. He was given the chance to live, if he would cease questions henceforth. I concur with Socrates’ retort, “The unexamined life is not worth living” (Washburn
know and the world we know now are not as they seem. We can observe a similar theme in both Neil Postman’s essay “The Word Weavers/The World Makers” and Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave.” Just like the example above, having an established view of the things around us, through a particular view, can limit our vision of the big picture. An analysis of both Postman’s and Plato’s writings will allow us to understand Postman and Plato’s views on the way human beings perceive the world, and to expand on “The