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Socrates has thoroughly justified his own decision to obey the opinions of the majorityand serve out the sentence that his own city has deemed appropriate for his crimes At thebeginning of this piece Socrates has presented a period of questions and answers through dialoguewith Crito Throughout the dialogue Socrates is explaining his reasoning for not running fromthe government Crito does not understand the madness of Socrates Crito will do whatever ittakes to help his friend to flee instead of being exiled by the government AI do not thinkthat what you are doing is right to give up your life when you can save it and to hasten your fateas your enemies would hasten it and indeed have hastened it in their wish to destroy youCritop58cThroughout the begining of the dialog Crito is expressing his feelings of why he believesSocrates should flee from the city Crito makes many valid points on why he disagrees withSocrates decision to bare this misfortune Crito offers to do on not fleeingbeingmajorints expressing to Socrates that a man as courageous as Socrates and who has lived his lifethrough virtue AYou seem to me to choose the easiest path whereas one should choose the path agood and courageous man would choose particularly when one claims throughout ones life tocare for virtueCrito p59d Through the dialogue the questions and answers within Socratesand Crito establish to major themes in which hold true throughout the work The first beingthat a person must decide whether the society in which one lives has a just reasoning behind itsown standards of right and wrong The second being that a person must have pride in the lifethat he or she leads In establishing basic questions of these two concepts Socrates hasprecluded his own circumstance and attempted to prove to his companion Crito that the choice that hehas made is just AI am the kind of man who listens only to the argument that on reflectionseems best to me
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