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Questionable Laws People In the articles of Crito by Plato and Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr two writers make a case over whether it is moral or not to disobey laws The question to be answered in our final paper asks whether we agree with what the Laws say about if Socrates was to escape and why we feel that way It also asks how we think Martin Luther King would have responded to the judgment of the Laws of Athens In this paper I will address these questions as well as do a quick overview of each article In Crito Plato uses Socrates as a tool to argue the point Socrates is in jail for preaching false gods and corrupting the youth by causing them to doubt or disregard the wisdom of their elders His friend Crito comes to visit and pleads with him to escape from his imprisonment and death sentence Socrates asks Crito to give him one good reason that will hold up to scrutiny to persuade him and then he will choose to escape Crito brings up how people would think of him because he wouldnt spend his money to get his friend out of jail Socrates goes on to nullify this argument by saying that opinions of the populace doesnt matter only the opinion of the authority should be taken into consideration Socrates also says that he shouldnt mind dying considering he had a long and full life He goes on to point out that the point of living is not to live long but to live well Moreover that to live well one has to live honorably He feels that he has lived a good life and if he were to escape then he wouldnt be living honorably thus not making life worth living Crito gives him a few other reasons including thinking about his family who would raise his children thinking about his
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