Socrates Injustice In Plato's Crito

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In Plato's “Crito”, Socrates’ friend Crito tries to convince him to break him out of prison. However, Socrates refuses to escape from prison because he believes he ought to obey the law. Socrates states that the doing of injustice actions is in every single circumstance shameful and wrong for the people who do it. I agree with what Socrates has to say because I believe that we all have a moral duty to obey the laws set by our government. Even today, we are expected to abide by these laws and in return the government provides us with protection and basic qualities of life. Socrates provides us with a strong argument as to why he is refusing to escape and is accepting of his death sentence.
Socrates stressed his own moral beliefs by deciding not to escape from the prison. Crito was upset by Socrates decision and tried convincing him that he should leave. Crito argues to Socrates that if not for himself, Socrates should escape for his sons (45d), friends, and everybody who benefits from all of his teachings (44b). He also says that it is not just to haston one’s death and that accepting death is the “easy” solution (45d). Socrates says to
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I find this to be a very thought provoking argument. The legal system in Athens had laws that were so vaguely defined that it is difficult to say in certain cases who is innocent and who is not. In Plato’s “Apology”, Socrates says to the court that “it is not difficult to avoid death, gentleman; it is much more difficult to avoid wickedness, for it runs faster than death” (39b). Socrates accepts his sentence, but says that his accusers are wicked and unjust. Socrates says that he is certainly not angry with those who convicted him or with any of his accusers (41d). The court did charge him as guilty and if that is the punishment that they agree is appropriate then Socrates must pay the price if he wishes to remain

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