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Rhetoric R1A, Section 5 September 28, 2007 Commas Quiz: Rewrite Sentences 1-9 1. Sane people are merely human. However, the mad have been touched by a god and become somewhat divine. 2. However, one of Socrates’ crucial components was missing from [his] speech. 3. Prophecy has helped people live their lives correctly. Therefore, Socrates is implying that love can be a very positive guiding force. 4. In Plato’s Phaedrus , Lysias and Socrates, both matured and well-read men, produce speeches that argue against and in favor of “the lover,” respectively. Phaedrus, the young and inexperienced boy, listens to both arguments and helps to assess the validity of each statement. 5. For example, Socrates believes that “by defining each thing we can make clear the
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Unformatted text preview: subject of any instruction we wish to give, whether the definition is correct or not. 6. The charioteer attempts to reach true knowledge that awaits him only if he resists desire. 7. From there, Lysias goes on to discuss how a non-lover will be wiser and more discrete in his relationship to the boy as opposed to the lover, who will be boastful of his accomplishments. 8. Socrates brings to our attention the human desire for physical pleasure or gratification, which is from the beauty in human bodies. 9. Socrates claims that the lover will show no envy by turning his own words around....
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