Civil Disobedience As Depicted In Plato's The Crito

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The Crito is Plato’s account of the conversation that took place between Socrates and his wealthy friend Crito in a prison cell while he awaited execution. Crito is amazed by how serene and peaceful his friend Socrates is sleeping (Plato, Tredennick, & Tarrant, 2003, p79). At the same time, Crito is sleepless and depressed, and it would be not hard to think that Socrates should be the person in that state. Crito is desperately attempting to convince Socrates that his execution would mean not only losing an irreplaceable friend, but that he would be forever blamed for not saving him due to the fact that nobody would believe him that it would be Socrates would refuse such an offer. Crito’s worries that negative public opinion would not only tarnish him, but all of Socrates followers as well. (Plato, Tredennick, & Tarrant, 2003, p81). Crito offered Socrates to finance his escape in order to take him into exile where he would be protected from harm. Socrates’ friend believes that it is the right thing to run any risks in order to save him, and he assures…show more content…
Fast food worker’s spokesman stated that: “They’re invoking civil rights history to make the case that these jobs ought to be paid $15 and the companies ought to recognize a union.” (Greenhouse 2014). Undoubtedly, civil disobedience plays an important role in American history, and it is every citizen’s right to peacefully protest for a cause that they believe to be just. The most famous example in my opinion is when Martin Luther King brought about a wave of change in order to improve conditions between African Americans and the rest of the population. However, civil disobedience must always be peaceful in order to be valid in my opinion or it would risk of morphing into rioting as we saw not long ago in
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