Socrates is being indicted for three cases: asking into things beneath the earth and in the sky, influencing the weaker contention to crush the more grounded, and showing others for an expense. He starts his resistance by saying that his prosecutors are lying, and that he will demonstrate it. At that point, he requests that the jury enable him to talk in an indistinguishable way from he talks in the commercial center.
He is new to the court way of discourse as he is seventy and has never been to court in his life yet. In this way, he requests that not be judged on his way of discourse, but rather on whether his motivation is simply or low. As he has numerous faultfinders, he chooses to protect himself sequentially, and endeavor to free the jury of the false impressions his prosecutors have made of him. They blamed him for being a physical scholar, a critic, and an expert educator. Be that as it may, he is certain that the jury needs to know how he increased such a notoriety on the off chance that he just went about normal exercises.
He guarantees that his youth companion, Chaerophon, went to a prophet and inquired as to whether there was anyone more astute than Socrates and the prophet said that there wasn’t. Socrates didn’t trust this and went out to see the shrouded importance in this, as the prophet couldn’t be lying. To this end, he met many individuals, legislators, writers and experts, who were known, and asserted, to be astute. In talking every one of these individuals, he reached the conclusion that none were shrewd, and that the more noteworthy the notoriety they had for being savvy, the less insightful they were. He trusted this in light of the fact that there were numerous things that these individuals did not know, yet thought they knew. He understood that he was smarter than they since he realized that he didn’t have any acquaintance with them. His examinations made many individuals detest him and be antagonistic towards him, in light of the fact that as he demonstrated other individuals impulsive, they believed that he was stating that he was astute. Consequently, he trusts it is his perfect obligation to show all who surmise that they are astute yet are not, that they are most certainly not.
In this manner, he has wound up in neediness, being trailed by individuals who need to learn; and now arraigned. Next, he endeavors to demonstrate his purity. Through a discussion with Meletus, he demonstrates that Meletus has not thoroughly considered the charge of Socrates tainting the brains of the youthful, as he expresses that everyone benefits the psyches of the youthful, therefore this charge is pointless and only a reason to get Socrates into court. Concerning the charge of not having faith in divine beings, it doesn’t bode well since it negates the charge of instructing of extraordinary creatures, of which he is blamed. Hence, neither of these charges stands. In any case, it is the general population’s disgrace of him that he accepts will realize his ruin. However he isn’t frightened of death, since he feels that no one knows enough about death to be terrified of it, and that on the off chance that it a perpetual tranquil rest then it is soothing, and if his spirit lives on to meet everyone who is as of now dead, he will appreciate that. In this manner, whichever way he isn’t perplexed, and supposes it is smarter to bite the dust a good passing than to defy God’s requests and live.
In any case, when the decision is blameworthy, he recommends a reward for himself as a contrasting option to death, as he considers himself a legend. He at that point proposes a fine, which the jury declines to allow to him.