This picture depicts the trials of Socrates. Especially, towards the end when he is in the room explaining to the people about the fact that he is telling the truth. Socrates defends himself by saying that he was just performing service to God who said that he is the wisest of all men, but Socrates knows his wisdom is worth little. However, his defense did not work and he lost the trial.
He was sentenced to death in which he had to face his mortality. However, Socrates did not see death as a bad thing. On page 76 Socrates states that, "And if death is the absence of all sensation, and like the sleep of one whose slumbers are unbroken by any dreams, it will be a wonderful gain". Even during stressful times he takes on death with positivity.