Socrates In the plays Antigone and the Crito the two lead characters, Antigone and Socrates, showed completely different ideas regarding their responsibilities to the State. Antigone uses the concept of death in many ways when unfolding the tragic story of Antigone and her rebellion.
On the contrary, Antigone sees herself as under what Bernard Williams has called a practical necessity; and the play invites us to share her certainty, or at least to find it understandable.Either a allowing my friends to be murdered is doing an injustice, in which case so is allowing myself to be murdered, and neither are allowed by justice; or else b allowing myself to be murdered is suffering an injustice, in which case so is allowing my friends to be murdered, and both are allowed by justice. So iii leads us back to the question of whether what Socrates is proposing to do is unjust or just; it does not offer any independent means of answering that question. Even if these terms are not being used as unhelpful synonyms or illegitimate cousins of adikein, still talk of harming a state seems metaphorical, or at least not perspicuous without explanation: one cannot harm a state as one can harm a horse or a baby. I agree with both of these claims. I agree that a life lived with constant guilt is not worth living. Nor is it relevant here to point out that Socrates does not want Athens to be destroyed: once more, the question is not what he wants but what is just. If the original contract required Socrates to do whatever the state commanded, then as I have just pointed out there is good reason to think that it was not just. Was his martyrdom worth it in his own terms? Alarco, L. The play opens after Oedipus' two sons Eteocles and Polyneices have killed each other in a civil war for the throne of Thebes. One point which explains this remark Haemon fails to understand, but Antigone, I think, feels very deeply. This is because life should be pleasant and if one spends their whole life regretting something they did not do then how can one be happy with themselves If I were to pick the best fit, Ismene would definitely be up there due to her seemingly level head she displays. Socrates, on the other hand, believes that he owes it to the State to follow their laws whether he thinks they are right or not.
As far as he is concerned, if he were to leave, his life would lose its meaning: in all important senses, it would be over. Santas: G.
Through my reading of Plato's Apology of Socrates and Crito, I have been able to see how Socrates makes important decisions and what he primarily bases his decisions on.
But what is the injustice with which Socrates imagines he is retaliating on the state for its injustice against him, if he rejects its unjust condemnation? If it is acting justly which matters above all else as Socrates saysthen that must be more important than having a satisfactory or meaningful shape to his life.
Antigone is not so much someone facing conflicting ethical forces as herself an ethical force creating a conflict.
Political Authority results from a belief in the moral correctness of the organization in question.