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Socrates has thoroughly justified his own decision to obey the opinions of the majority and serve out the sentence that his own city has deemed appropriate for his crimes At the beginning of this piece Socrates has presented a period of questions and answers through dialogue with Crito Throughout the dialogue Socrates is explaining his reasoning for not running from the government Crito does not understand the madness of Socrates Crito will do whatever it takes to help his friend to flee instead of being exiled by the government AI do not think that what you are doing is right to give up your life when you can save it and to hasten your fate as your enemies would hasten it and indeed have hastened it in their wish to destroy youCrito p58c Throughout the begining of the dialog Crito is expressing his feelings of why he believes Socrates should flee from the city Crito makes many valid points on why he disagrees with Socrates decision to bare this misfortune Crito offers to do on not fleeingbeing majorints expressing to Socrates that a man as courageous as Socrates and who has lived his life through virtue AYou seem to me to choose the easiest path whereas one should choose the path a good and courageous man would choose particularly when one claims throughout ones life to care for virtueCrito p59d Through the dialogue the questions and answers within Socrates and Crito establish to major themes in which hold true throughout the work The first being that a person must decide whether the society in which one lives has a just reasoning behind its own standards of right and wrong The second being that a person must have pride in the life that he or she leads In establishing basic questions of these two concepts Socrates has precluded his own circumstance and attempted to prove to his companion Crito that the choice that
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