DongHyun Suh Essay AThousandSplendid

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Dong Hyun Suh Mosaic I Captone Project: A Thousand Splendid Suns; Theme sacrifice Sheila Paulos May 3, 2009 Sacrifice The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato, and the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini are quite different in genre, times, and style. The two stories share a common theme of sacrificing one’s life in order to protect and let the people know what they believe is right. Socrates from the Trial and Death of Socrates, and Mariam from A Thousand Splendid Suns were the characters who sacrificed in the texts. They all know what they believe and refuse to give it up no matter what the rest of the community thought. So in the end of each story, each character is sentenced to death and die without shame or regret, trading their lives for their beliefs. These two stories came to my mind since they scarified the most important thing, the life. In the Trial and Death of Socrates, the character Socrates is a very curious man. He questions everything because he states that he does not know anything. He is prosecuted by Meletus for not believing in the gods of the city by creating new gods and not believing in the old ones (Plato, p.3). He is also prosecuted for corrupting the youth by teaching them curiosity and teaching them his “wisdom” (Plato, P.3). Throughout the trial, to gain his innocence, he tries to baffle the people in the court room by trying make them prove to themselves that he is not guilty. He does this by cleverly making points that if he was corrupting the youth, he is doing it unintentionally, and therefore he should
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