1) After reading Herrick on Socrates’ life, Aristophanes’ Clouds and Plato’s Euthyphro and Apology, write a 2 page (roughly 400-600 words) reaction paper (NOT a formal essay) to these readings that answers the following questions:
1. What are the differences in the way that Plato and Aristophanes represent Socrates? Give examples to justify your claims. (You can cite just the page number; no need to have a bibliography).
2. In Plato’s Apology, Socrates says that he has two sets of accusers/charges (last paragraph of page 5 of the PDF/ page 8 of the text): an earlier group of accusers and a more recent group. What are the different charges each group is bringing against Socrates?
Does Socrates successfully rebut these charges in your opinion? Make sure to justify your claims.
3. In Plato’s Euthyphro and Apology, what does Socrates truly value? Again, make sure to support your claims.
4. What do you think of Socrates after completing and thinking about these readings?