Allegory Of The Cave Quote Analysis

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James Baldwin once said “It is only when a man is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream he has long cherished...that he is set free, that he has set himself free - for higher dreams, for greater privileges.” This quote displays the abundance of courage that is needed to leave everything an individual has in order to move forward. The bravest thing he can do once he has lost his identity, is to surrender who he was and open his mind to the possibility of wo he is going to be. One of the greatest privileges an individual has is the ability to comprehend the changes that come with life. Once someone feels he or she has lost this power, he or she assumes that he or she has lost everything. In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” he states that “we are always in a state of becoming.” He argues that humans are constantly on the way to another state of being. He is correct: humans are ever-changing beings who don’t want to change. Humans are constantly asked who they are but how are they supposed to figure out who they if they are constantly changing? People are predisposed with the gift of being able to perceive different forms of …show more content…

In Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire, she explains shat she would never take back her terrible experience because “too much light has come out of her darkness.” In this quote she supports the idea that through chaos and pain, a light can be found. Sometimes it is necessary for humans to go through suffering in order to find something greater; nothing that is worth having comes without pain. Susannah was able to take all the agony that she went through and create a new identity out of it, might I argue a better identity. She is stronger and wiser because of her pain. Sometimes the person that comes out of pain and struggle is better than the person that is without the

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