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Platos Crito portrays Socrates thoughts about his imminent death In this dialogue Crito was trying to get Socrates to escape because he was wrongly accused Through questioning Crito Socrates made him to understand why he would not escape Crito tells Socrates that his death will cause him great misfortunes because not only will he lose a good friend but others will think badly of him if he does not spend the money to let Socrates escape They will think that he values his money more than his friends Socrates told Crito not to care what the others think Crito claimed that Socrates was taking the easy way out instead of doing the courageous thing of escaping What will his children do without him But this does not matter according to Socrates The only thing to discuss is whether it is right to escape Crito abandons the children aspect and tells Socrates of justice He is not a wrong-doer instead he has been wronged by being found guilty of something he didnt do Therefore it would be just of him to leave Socrates said The most important thing is not life but the good life 48b He continued questioning Crito trying to find out whether it is just or good to escape when the Athenians have not acquitted him If it is decided just Socrates will try to escape but if not Crito should abandon the idea Then Socrates brings up the old to us adage of two wrongs do not equal a right He says Nor must one when wronged inflict wrong in return as the majority believe since one must never do wrong 49c He continues by saying that if someone has come to an agreement he should fulfill it not to cheat Socrates says that by leaving the city he would be doing wrong even though he has been done wrong and he would be cheating on an agreement the agreement being
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