THE APOLOGY 2The ApologyIt is true that Socrates lived a virtue life and that he was accused falsely. The Apology is the speech delivered by Socrates in the court while he was defending himself against the multipleaccusations that he faced both formal and tacit charges. The speech signifies that Socrates had fulfilled the duties of his life. “As upon a great noble horse which was somewhat sluggish because of its size and needed to be stirred up by a kind of gadfly.” He compares himself to a gadfly which a fly that bites and annoys the domestic animals and mentions that he is a gift from the gods and no other man can replace him as he claims that he is helping the citizens/Athenians.1Gadflies can be killed by anyone surrounding them, and this is the same case with Socrates as he is bound to be killed by the state. After Socrates faces accusations from the Athenians, he fears that the community want him killed and thus uses a metaphor to describe his duties in life. Socrates states that he had dedicated to ensuring that the society lives a good life. He keeps pressing for justice and virtue using his wisdom and philosophy. Socrates annoys the Athens by constantly telling them to awaken as he believes they are lazy when it comes to searching for the truth. In the Apology, Socrates insists that helps the Athens and this makes them doubt of their knowledge due to eth clever way of Socrates cross-examination. Socrates claims that if Athens kill him, they will have a significant loss and they will be harming themselves. In a real sense, what Socrates does for this people is to show that corrupt people lead them. Socrates explains that the highly respected men are ignorant and embarrasses them by showing them that he is 1 Reeve, C. D. C. 1989.Socrates in the Apology: an essay on Plato's Apology of Socrates. Indianapolis: Hackett.