Results for: Gadfly

In Uncategorized

What is a gadfly?

Literally, a gadfly is a fly that bites livestock, esp. a horsefly, warble fly, or botfly. Figuratively it is an annoying person, esp. one who provokes others into action by (MORE)
In Socrates

Why is Socrates referred to as a gadfly in the apology?

\nSocrates kept asking questions. And asking, and asking, and asking. When those questions were answered, there were others. Eventually, these led to more questions that the (MORE)
In Philosophy and Philosophers

Why was Socrates considered a 'gadfly'?

Plato described Socrates as the "gadfly" of the state because just like the gadfly stung horses into action, Socrates had "stung" various Athenians into unrest. In the end, he (MORE)
In Books and Literature

Who is the writer of 'Gadfly' novel?

Eithel Lilian Voynich, a soft-spoken lady was the author of the fiery novel Gadfly which shook human minds wherever it was read and made many a people revolutionaries. Perhaps (MORE)
In Uncategorized

Where would a gadfly typically live?

A gadfly is a fly which typically annoys horses and other livestock. Thus a gadfly will usually be found around these animals. The term 'gadfly' is also used to refer to someo (MORE)