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Philosophy in literature- 1st paper

Philosophy in literature- 1st paper - Karina Santana...

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Karina Santana September 11, 2010 Philosophy in Literature Paper # 1 Hello my fellow Athenians, my name is Kritias and I am a fishmonger. I own a fish stand in Piraeus, which has helped feed my fellow citizens during time of war and peacetime. As a fellow Athenian I am quite worried about this city and have many questions concerning the reconciliation agreement. First of all a very general question, Do you really expect me to forget about the thirty tyrants and move on with my life? What is it to me if, hypothetically speaking, I am to forget about the past and focus on the future? First of I will like to remind you of what has led us to this assembly in the first place. This is a quote From the “Odyssey”, “Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy. Many cities of men he saw and learned their minds, many pains he suffered, heartsick on the open sea, fighting to save his life and bring his comrades home. But he could not save them from disaster, hard as he strove—the recklessness of their own ways destroyed them all, the blind fools, they devoured the cattle of the Sun and the Sun god blotted out the day of their return. Launch out on his story, Muse, daughter of Zeus, start from where you will—sing for our time too.” (Odyssey 1) Now lets replace Odysseus for us Athenians. Through out our time we have all had our times or triumph and pain and most of it is due to our careless actions. If we were to have prevented Critics from gaining any power from the beginning we could have avoided this
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fiasco. Now we are forced to come together to see where Athens future is headed.
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