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You can see two different styles of speech that Socrates uses in the Apology and the Crito In the Apology Socrates was defending himself and trying to prove his innocence In the Crito Socrates was telling his beliefs in the whole truth You will see that he speaks differently on one occasion than he did in another In the Apology Socrates was using rhetoric and trying to persuade the people that he was innocent He told everyone that the people corrupt the youth not him He cross-examined the accusers He tried to convince the people that he isnt an atheist by asking whether a man who believes in spiritual and divine agencies and not in spirits or demigods In this trial he used many methods to try and persuade the people of the court rather than tell the whole truth though he did not lie In the Crito he talks to Crito who is his close friend and in this conversation he speaks only the truth and nothing else He discussed his beliefs and the way that he thought He illustrates his philosophy to Crito to explain why he wont go with him He says and implies that if he is killed then it will be for the better because his followers and other people may stand up to the government and follow in his ways In both the Crito and Apology he switched styles from defensive and rhetorical to very truthful and meaningful In one way he himself couldve even been considered a rhetorician because of the way he adapted to his eviroment
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