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The Cave So many things that we read have a deeper meaning and it takes a special analysis and interpretation to find that deeper meaning. After reading “The Allegory of The Cave” by Plato at first glance you understand that it is about men imprisoned in a cave with nothing to look at but shadows on a wall and to them this is reality because it is all they have ever seen in life. The interpretation of just this one sentence to Pluto’s is very different and has a much deeper meaning that only in time will I figure out. In this essay I will break down my understanding of Pluto’s deeper meaning and try to figure out where his stance would be today. The movement of the prisoner in the cave starts with him watching shadows and I perceive this as the prison is seeing shadows and because this is all her knows that he believes this is reality and how the world is for everyone around. He then gets out of the cave and this is him getting out on a journey for knowledge to learn beyond what he believes he already knows. As the prisoner is now out in the world and stares up into the sun for the first time this is the moment he begins to understand that what he thought was reality was in fact what was only a perception of reality, it was just darkness casting shadows of a true reality. After exploring the true world in some versions the prison returns to the cave to teach his new knowledge and stories of reality to the other prisoners where they do not believe him because to them there is not reality other then shadows on a wall and fain noises that they can not make out. They are deaf to reality and cannot understand how to begin to conceive it without experiencing it for themselves. The stages in this movement involve imagination and this i... ... middle of paper ... ...I am today expanding my knowledge by going back to school in order to learn more. Works Cited Ashford University (Producer). (2013). Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Plato%27s+%22Allegory+of+the+Cave%22/0_aeqdnkmr Ciaron Rosenberg-Fisher. (2009, Nov. 16). The Allegory of the Cave - Plato [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTWwY8Ok5I0 B.R. (2006, March 1). Plato's Allegory of the Cave: Analysis and Summary - Yahoo Voices - voices.yahoo.com. Retrieved from http://voices.yahoo.com/platos-allegory-cave-analysis-summary-25170.html WordPress.com (2012, September 21). ‘The Allegory of The Cave’ by Plato: Summary and Meaning | Welcome to the Philosophyzer! Retrieved from http://philosophyzer.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/the-allegory-of-the-cave-by-plato-summary-and-meaning/

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