Crito has three main arguments for socrates to escape his imprisonment crito’s first argument is that if socrates does not escape from prison he would loose a dear friend there is also the fact that crito’s reputation would be hurt for not helping his friend escape from jail. Crito's argument to socrates the dialogue begins with socrates waking up to the presence of crito in his prison cell and inquiring whether it is early in the day  crito informs socrates that it is indeed early and that he, crito, chose to let socrates sleep in peace, especially given socrates' current distressful circumstance of awaiting his own execution.
After undermining crito’s appeal to the opinion of the many, socrates starts the central argument of the dialogue socrates emphasizes that what follows might not be acceptable to the many – this claim explains in retrospective the importance of arguing against the relevance/importance of the majority’s opinion. On a more ethical level, crito presents two more pressing arguments: first, if he stayed, he would be aiding his enemies in wronging him unjustly, and would thus be acting unjustly himself and second, that he would be abandoning his sons and leaving them without a father.
Note how his argument led to a result that was different from the opinion of the many and note also how crito's own opinion changed during the course of the argument what consequences might this have for dialogues concerning right and wrong in the phaedo, plato tells of a last dialogue by socrates at the end, socrates drinks the hemlock. Crito's arguments crito presents three arguments for why socrates should escape the first two are fairly weak the third, concerning socrates' responsibility to his children is the strongest crito's first argument is that if socrates does not escape, then he will hurt crito in two ways. Crito is forced to admit that socrates has presented a strong argument with reference to the inadvisability of following public opinion, or even the voice of the majority, when it comes to matters of crucial importance.
Point out to students that, in some sense, three characters contribute to the argument in crito: socrates, crito, and the personification of the law, whom socrates introduces as an imaginary character have the students consider the effect of this personification of the law upon the argument.
He is visited before dawn by his old friend crito, who has made arrangements to smuggle socrates out of prison to the safety of exile socrates seems quite willing to await his imminent execution, and so crito presents as many arguments as he can to persuade socrates to escape.