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The Death of Socrates Crito you and other people who claimed to be friends to Socrates are all useless How could you have been so cowardly or lazy or stingy as to allow you friend to die Surely with a little courage energy and money you could have saved him Those are strong accusations coming from someone who obviously did not know Socrates as well as his other students or me Although I expected that people would react this way to my actions or lack of actions regarding Socrates death For Socrates being executed was the only option available to him Of course we his friends could have helped him to escape but what would that prove It would only go against everything that Socrates has taught us It would also defy everything that Socrates stood for in life Escaping punishment would have been an unjust and cowardly act for him Disobeying the law would set a bad example for his fellow citizens In addition it would ruin his reputation for being just and following the laws of the government Socrates believed that although he was wrongfully accused he was given a fair trial through the eyes of the law The fact that he was given a fair trial means that he was given a fair punishment If this punishment is not carried out justice will not be served Escaping punishment would cause a conflict between his teachings and his actions This would eradicate the moral reputation that Socrates had built for himself throughout his life The question he would have asked himself would have been What kind of example would I be setting if I dishonored my own teachings He saw his punishment as a contract between he and the government and he firmly believed that agreements should not be broken This is the same government that allowed him to live life as he chose so why harm an institution
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