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    Crito Summary

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    The dialogue “Crito” happens in Socrates’ jail cell, where he awaits execution for corrupting the morals of the youth and insulting the gods. He is visited before dawn by his old friend Crito (whom the dialogue is named after), who bribed the guards to look the other way while he smuggles Socrates out of prison to the safety of exile. Socrates appears to be very eager to anticipate his up and coming execution, thus Crito presents the greatest number of contentions as he can to induce Socrates to get away. On a more practical level, Socrates' passing will severely hurt his companions (friends) and people will think they didn’t do anything to attempt to spare him. Likewise, Socrates ought not to stress over the danger or the budgetary expense…

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    Crito Argument

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    “Crito” is a dialogue written by Plato during 360 B.C.E. In the beginning of the dialogue, Socrates is in prison waiting to be executed. He is visited by his friend, Crito, which tries to convince Socrates to escape the prison. Crito and his friends had made arrangements so that Socrates can escape, but Socrates is unwilling to do so as he wants to go through his execution. Crito presents to him many arguments to try to persuade him to escape. One argument is if Socrates doesn’t escape, then…

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    Socrates, a Greek philosopher, from the city of Athens has been accused of corrupting the youth and of godlessness. Whereas a result of Socrates is incarcerated where he awaits for his execution. In the “Crito” Socrates is visited in jail by his good friend Crito. Crito believes that Socrates has been wronged by the city of Athens; he urges Socrates to escape. However, Socrates does not agree with Crito and does not wish to escape. Socrates puts forth the argument if he does escape then he will…

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    Why Is Crito Unjust

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    “Crito”, one of Plato’s dialogues, is based on a conversation between Socrates and his friend, Crito. The conversation is centered on the idea of justice, injustice and the appropriate response to injustice. Socrates, who has been imprisoned and sentenced to death based on false charges, believes that one should not respond to injustice with more injustice. So, while Socrates’ imprisonment was unjust, escaping would be unjust as well, because, by escaping, Socrates would be breaking the law.…

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    different perspectives. Throughout Crito, by Plato, Socrates has to determine whether to escape prison or stay. Socrates was initially charged with corrupting the youth and not believing in gods. He argued his case in jury and did not choose the alternate punishment, exile, which could have saved his life. He was then given a death sentence and he was imprisoned until his execution. Crito tries to convince Socrates to escape, but Socrates brings justice into the picture and he has to…

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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…

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    In both stories, *The Apology* and *Crito* deal with morals and ethics of if it is acceptable to disobey laws set in place by your government or by state. In *The Apology* Socrates is placed in court and charged with not following the gods that have been set in place by his government, and “corrupting” the Athenian youth. He boldly sticks to his opinion in a condescending way in which he antagonizes the jurors and gets sentenced to death. In this dialogue he is disregarding his government’s…

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    prison with Crito, Socrates speaks of why he feels as though running away would ruin his moral character and relationship with the laws. Stating the seriousness of his relationship with the law, Socrates compares the law to a mother with a child. Like a mother the law protects, cares for and only wants the best…

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    This paper is an analysis on the non-retaliation argument of the global argument that takes place in Plato’s dialogue Crito. Prior to Crito, Socrates has been arrested for corrupting the youth of Athens and showing impiety against the Gods. The dialogue opens with Socrates waiting to be executed once a ship, out on a holy mission from Delos, returns to Athens. Crito, whom the dialogue is named after, is a friend of Socrates who has come to convince Socrates to run away from the execution by…

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    The Unexamined Life In The Last Days of Socrates by Plato, Crito, an old student of Socrates, comes to visit Socrates in hopes of helping Socrates escape from his impending execution. Crito argues that not escaping from prison and avoiding his execution would be unjust. Socrates’ refusal to escape death relates to the maxim in the “Apology” through Crito’s arguments that if Socrates didn’t escape then he would be aiding in his own demise, allowing his children to be raised without him, and…

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