Compare And Contrast Jonathan Distingston Seagull And The Myth Of The Cave

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Allegory a word by definition means, contains a moral, political, or religious meaning. Both stories, (Jonathan Lingston Seagull, and Plato, “Myth of The Cave.” The Republic. Vol. VII, contain a religious meaning. Jonathan Lingston Seagull and the free prisoner are similar in many ways because both characters experience a religious awakening, return, and rejection. In both stories the characters Jonathan and the free prisoner both experience a religious awakening. Jonathan’s episode with religion is being what we as Christian’s call a disciple, meaning to spread the word of God, however; that is not exactly what Jonathan is. Jonathan loves to fly and flying is what he wanted to perfect in. Though in his flock flying was prohibited except for capturing food, and food alone. Though Jonathan saw other purposes for flying, which were to fly higher, faster and to see further. When Jonathan is out casted from his flock, he came across two other seagulls like…show more content…
When the free prisoner goes down to the den to tell the others about what he has seen the author Plato explains how the others react. Plato states that “there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den” (4). Those who are Christians or even Jehovah witnesses have experienced being rejected by others, and those being rejected only want to explain the word of God to those who have never been told. Jonathan on the other hand had been rejected at the beginning his journey. His fellow gulls within his flock, even his mother and father, had intoned together said “The brotherhood is broken” (Bach 40). There are thousands of those who have been rejected by their loved ones because of what they strongly believe in or strive for perfection such as Jonathan has accomplished

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