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Elian Gonzales the way Socrates sees the problem Should an individual abide by the laws of his country no mater what or should he fight back This is the question Socrates is trying to answer to Crito in this dialog by Plato The dialog is also closely related with Elian Gonzalez situation because the people are split on whether to send him back in Cuba or let him in US Socrates will answer this question based on the explications given to Crito The dialog starts with Crito sitting on Socrates bed in prison After he wakes up Crito is trying to explain why he think Socrates should run away from prison Crito first argument is the effect on him and what others might think about him if he decide to stay in prison and die rather than run away Your death means a double calamity form I shall not only lose a friend whom I can never possibly replace but besides a great many people who didnt know you and me very well will be sure to think that I let you dawn This is more like a personal reason which is followed by his second argument that he is letting his sons down You have it in your power to finish their bringing up and education and instead of that you proposing to go off and desert them After he heart Crito reasoning Socrates tried to explain his reasoning in which he not only took in account his friends but also the effects on the State One reason Socrates refused to run away is because of what might happen to his friends that helped him like loosing everything they own His second argument is that public opinion is not always right and that he should follow the advice of a qualified person and not the advice of the general public Than he should be afraid of the criticism and welcome
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