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Massicotte 1 Aimee Massicotte Professor Corcoran Composition 12 July 2006 Comparative Essay Analysis: Plato, Crito Both Plato’s Crito and Stanley Milgram’s, “The Perils of Obedience” have many topics in common. Some of which include the issues of opinions, logical consequences, and free will and conscience. The combination of these three issues combined serve as similar and different grounds between these two pieces. In the Crito Socrates demonstrates his free will through his actions by going outside the norm. Socrates does not work; he lingers around town and asks people their opinions. Inevitable Socrates is placed in jail, on death row. In a conversation between Crito and Socrates the issue of people’s opinions comes into judgment: Socrates: In other words, one should regard the good ones [opinions] and not the bad? Crito: Yes Socrates: The opinions of the wise being good, and the opinions of the foolish bad? Crito: Naturally (842)
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Massicotte 2 Socrates thoroughly believes that the opinions of others matter. In the Milgram experiment the “teacher” Prozi is burdened with the decision of whether to disobey the experimenter or to obey him. It is evident that the experimenters’ opinion is to continue on with the experiment no matter what the condition of the “learner”. Prozi however,
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