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The Apology In The Apology by Plato Socrates was giving his testimony before he was forced to commit suicide He was trying to prove that death is better than living without ones beliefs He believed that he was innocent going to a better place and he was going to die anyway Socrates was an old man in his seventies and not going to live much longer He knew this and said it was okay if he died then because he was going to die anyway He told the people of Athens that his suicide would eventually come back to haunt them because later people would see him as a wise man and they would say you people killed him If they would just let him die of natural causes they would be better off Socrates knew this and he told them so Socrates believed he was innocent of any wrong doings He did not do anything wrong and so he was not worried about people thinking he was a guilty person He said to the people who condemned him that he was not going to beg for his life because he was above that He knew he was innocent and he did not feel that lowering himself to that level would do any good anyway Socrates was not scared of dying He was actually looking forward to it He knew that he was going to a better place than where he lived then He told the people he would ask the great heroes of the past the questions that he wanted answered his whole life He was happy about being able to live for eternity in heaven with past people like Odysseus or Sisyphus In the end Socrates accepted his fate He knew he was going to a better place innocent and would die soon anyway and he was not scared of it In the end Socrates comes to the
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