Prompt: In the Apology, Socrates claims that he is the best kind of citizen. How does he justify this claim? Do you find his argument convincing? Why or why not? Be sure to anticipate counter-arguments and respond to them.
Is this a strong thesis statement (I feel like it is a little general, but I am not sure how to improve it):
Overall, Socrates presents a strong and convincing argument, but due to his pomposity and self-importance he fails to persuade the jury into acquittal, and is sentenced to death.
Things to talk about in the essay:
1. The claims brought against him in court
2. How he responds to these claims
3. How he claims that Athens should be rewarding him (giving him free food)
4. How his argument could have won if he wasn't such an asshole about it