Sophie's world chpt. 7 & 8

Sophie's world chpt. 7 & 8
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Later that day, another letter waits for Sophie with the Philosopher apologizing for not being able to see Sophie and promises for them to meet someday. He also tells Sophie to take care of a red silk scarf if she finds it, which she does. At the end, the letter is signed with Alberto Knox and that if she wants to send him a letter, she should place a sugar cube or cookie on top of her letter. Sophie is excited to know the name of the Philosopher but is turned down that she was not able to have coffee with him. On the next day, Sophie meets a Labrador with a letter in his mouth for Sophie while she is in her den. The dog scampers back into a woods within seconds and Sophie is confused. She later opens the letter which talks about the Philosophy of Athens. Sophie finds out that the dog's name is Hermes as in the messenger of Athens and the Greek culture. In Greece, there were Sophists who taught students about man's place in society and had a lot of questioning for everything and in their view there was no right or wrong. Socrates, one of the most influential Philosophers taught his pupils to get in touch with their wisdom by asking the right questions. He was later put to court for corrupting the youth and he later killed himself drinking a poison hemlock. Socrates believed he knew something by knowing nothing and by questioning the world around us would we learn something. Socrates also believed that we knew right and wrong and couldn't be happy if one knew he did something wrong. The rest of the letter finishes off about Socrates and Sophie talks to her mother about the difference between Sophists and Philosophers and she is impressed but also confused about where Sophie was getting all of the information and questions if her "boyfriend" is disturbed. On the next day, Sophie goes to her den to find a cassette. Amazed of how the Philosopher guessed they had a cassette player, Sophie went to her room to play the video. Just as the video starts, Alberto Knox welcomes Sophie to the Athens during the time of Socrates and Plato, Socrates pupil. Sophie is confused by this information since they lived a long time ago and they had no cameras. Sophie's philosophy teacher continues to talk about Athens until he meets with Socrates and Plato. Plato gives Sophie four tasks to figure out, one is to think about how a baker was able to make 50 identical cookies; how every horse is identical; whether man has an immortal soul; and if both man and women were equally sensible. The tape then ends and Sophie goes to sleep, believing it all to be just a dream.

Storyboard Text

  • Philosopher apologizes for not being able to see Sophie. Signed Alberto Knox.
  • Philosophy of Athens, Socrates.
  • No, he disturbs others like me to understand real wisdom!
  • Is your"boyfriend" disturbed?
  • Welcome, Sophie! I will give you four tasks, first think how bakers can bake 50 identical cookies, how horses are the same, whether man has an immortal soul and lastly if both men and women are equally sensible.
  • A cassette!
  • Is that Alberto Knox?
  • Welcome to Athens, Sophie.
  • This is Socrates and his pupil Plato, who has some tasks for you.
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