Daily Quest #2

09/07/16

When Socrates states that “writing is unfortunately like painting; for the creations of the painter have the attitude of life, and yet if you ask them a question they preserve solemn silence”, I interpret it to mean that writing conveys life, but since the author is not present the individual reading it must come up with their own conclusions. My question arises from the comparison he makes of the similarities of writing and speeches because while writing has no one to defend it’s points, the speaker only gives “one unvarying answer”, therefore where does he stand on speeches?

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