Plato"s crito: characters: socrates, crito, and the speech of the laws, positive law are laws that are created by people. Human made laws: speech of the laws is a supralegal argument, the main issue of crito is: is it just for socrates to against the laws of athens, and flee/escape from. The text: crito bribes the judge with a sexual favour in order to get in to the prison to visit socrates. He could go back to his homeland, the true fatherland. Hades (drinking the poison and die), or he could flee to some other polis (which would be. Die now and secure good reputation by obeying the law of athens, or escape from. Prison and live a little longer, however go against the law of the state: crito tells him that the ship is going to arrive today, and he will be executed the following day.