Socrates was a very wise, yet very complex man. He was hard to understand at times, but his thoughts were amazing. Socrates was neither a hollow person nor a Victorian. He was something more. He was something in between both, but something greater.
A Victorian seems to be in control of his/her own life and beliefs. They have strong, uniform passions. You look at a Victorian and think that he knows what he is talking about. You think he has his life set. You would think he knows what he wants in life and he won’t stop to get it.
But Victorians are robots. They have beliefs, but they aren’t their own. If you asked one why he believes what he believes, he would probably stumble over his words because he doesn’t know the reason for why he believes in anything. He lives his life by what people have always told him to do. That is not admirable.