The laws and government come and interrogate me.


Here Socrates is personalizing the argument by giving the laws a human form that speaks to him. This makes the abstraction of the argument more tangible and will provide Socrates an opportunity to eventually draw an analogy between the law and his parents. This is a powerful analogy considering that parents, specifically the father, had virtually complete control over their children. Offspring, in return, were expected to honor and obey their parents without question.