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Janelle Thompson Philosophy 101, Professor Sevier. Philosophy Crito Essay February 6, 2018. My Crito Essay At the beginning of Crito, Socrates is sleeping calmly in his bed of the cell. Socrates woke up surprised to see Crito has been there for a while and he didn't wake Socrates. That then starts to passage 44D, where we find Crito's first argument to convince Socrates to let Crito help him escape before his execution. Crito's first reason for explanation is that Socrates being executed will hurt Crito because he will lose a great friend. It will also give a bad name to Crito and other friends that he and Socrates has but also, they will judge and believe that Crito could have done more to save Socrates. Socrates answers to this reason that he doesn't care about the public opinion. It is wise for him to understand that those that judge his execution will believe what is done is done and there is nothing else they can do to fix it. Crito will answer that one must pay attention to the majority to what the majority public are saying because they are capable of the greater good. With Socrates being in jail it shows the government can get away with any situation whether the person is innocent or guilty. The Second Reason Crito uses to convince Socrates to escape. He
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