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There are many instances in Platos the Crito where Socrates gives reasons for himself to stay in Athens and face his death Arguments range from that of him being too old to run to the common response two wrongs dont make a right The reason I intend to argue against is one Socrates expresses in regards to his obligations to the city he has lived in all his life and thus the rules that he has subsequently followed throughout that time In Athens just like any other city one follows the rules that the respective city has laid down because heshe believes in those laws or does not and keeps silent In the stand Socrates takes he argues that since he has lived in Athens all his life he is required to stand his ground and take whats thrown his way even if that punishment is death do you think you have the right to retaliation against your country and its laws Crito53 Socrates was a master of words It is easy to say that his intellect allowed him to make anyone see all sides of an argument Even Crito at times is confused about his decision to free his friend think that he is making the right decision or do you think it possible for a city not to be destroyed if the verdicts of its courts have no force but are nullified and set at naught by private individualsCrito52 Socrates words are very convincing but what he is not thinking about is the fact that this whole predicament was not meant to be Socrates was supposed to be in all likelihood banished from Athens by the courts Nobody suspected that Socrates would advocate for his own death In regards to his situation if he were to leave the towns people would not have thought badly about his decision to keep is lifeCrito and friends attempts were very valiant they just tried to hard
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