Under these unjust circumstances, Crito argues that Socrates has a duty to escape. Crito begins by appealing to Socrates as a friend saying, “If you die, it will not be a single misfortune for me. Not only will I be deprived of a friend…but many people…will think that I could have saved you if I were willing to spend money, but that I did not care to do so.”(44c) Socrates addresses
As they speak, Socrates utilizes talk to demonstrate his inward difficulties and discover which way is the correct approach. On the off chance that he leaves now, what great would that do? Crito focuses on how that will prompt repercussions with his young and companions, yet Socrates isn 't sure anymore and is overwhelmed. Rather he turns the inquiry around, asking in what capacity will it be any better that he flees abandoning them with an imaginable more regrettable destiny. They will in any case grow up without him and may find him unworthy for his defiance toward the law.
Should Oedipus, be too ‘perfect’ the audience would not be able to find themselves in him and thus would not be able to learn from him, which would contradict the purpose of a tragedy according to Aristotle. In addition, a fatal flaw is essential to the construction of a tragic hero because it provides logicality to his downfall. If the hero were without flaws and was randomly punished, catharsis would not be able to take place because rather than stimulating pity and fear, it would stimulate only “revulsion”
According to Crito, if Socrates were to remain in jail and succumb to the death sentence, it would give people the wrong idea. They would believe that Crito did not make enough of an effort to aid his friend. This would give Crito the bad reputation of placing more value on his wealth than that of his dear friend’s life. Socrates responds to
In his passage of Crito, Plato examines the thought of honor in following through one’s own promise. Socrates cannot leave or escape because it would not acceptable. His whole life, he had the choice of leaving this city. However, he welcomed the knowing of what the laws stood for to take advantage of the city had to offer. Again, Plato is addressing the idea that a person's inner virtues are worth more than the circumstances that attempt to govern him.
Socrates was searching for a way to prove that relativist way of thinking was false. Relativists believe that truths were relative to culture and morality. If Socrates could undo the work of the sophists, he could prove the existence of objective facts with universal definitions. Socrates was motivated to prove them wrong because he disagreed of the pre-Socratics and wanted to undo the sophists rhetoric of training people how to win arguments with manipulation, instead of truth. In Meno, we find that Socrates was charged with impiety and on his way to the courthouse, he finds Euthyphro.
For him, a decision needs to be made, and there are really only two choices available for him. He can either stay loyal to his blood, or do what is morally correct and run away from that lifestyle. In the opening scene, he is forced to defend his father in court because he feels as if he has to, not because he wants to. His father takes him aside one night and tells him,”You got to learn to stick to your own blood or you ain’t going to have any blood to stick to you”(485). Sarty knows that if he turns against his family, he may lose them.
“What brought it to pass? What disaster took their reason away from men? ...The worship of the word “We” (Rand 102). Finally, the idea of punishment could have differences in opinion. Arguably, it seems Equality wouldn’t have the desire to punish others in this new society (after all he faced the punishment himself, didn’t he?).
Socrates and his friends, cebes and simmias whether it is wrong to kill oneself.in their discussion, Socrates begins by saying that it is wrong to kill oneself because it is against the will of God. He thinks that killing oneself shows disrespect to the gods because men are possessions of the gods and the gods are right to be angry and give out punishment if one of the possessions kills himself. Even though Socrates ultimately extols the virtues of dying for true philosophers he strongly feels that common person does not have a right to take away his own life since it does not belong to him but rather he is gods’
And since Socrates was put in a similar situation where he was going to die unless he broke the law and escaped his hanging. Although his friend Crito tried to convince him to do so, Socrates used his trusted method of taking the argument and analyzing it till a reasonable conclusion is met. Socrates was a man of high moral standard in which he believed that one should never return harm even if it was done to him. Socrates disregarded the ideas of virtue and morality when it came to the law because, although his opinion on whether what has been done to him was just or not might have been true, he still chose to abide by the law. Moreover, one of Socrates stronger reasoning for not breaking the law was that if the opinion of private individuals would be enough for people to break the law, he believed that people would not only destroy